DHL Express, the world’s largest Express network, celebrated a major milestone when the company was named the ‘Best Employer’ in the Middle East and North Africa for 2014 by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc. Renowned for its focus and commitment to its human resources, DHL Express MENA proudly received the auspicious award at an exclusive ceremony held at The One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai.
The award was received by Mr. Henry Fares, Head of Human Resources, DHL Express Middle East & North Africa and was attended by over 200 industry leaders from across the region; including senior management from Aon Hewitt – the award creators – members of the judging panel, CEOs and HR specialists.
Launched over a decade ago, the ‘Best Employers Middle East Awards is the culmination of extensive studies conducted by Aon Hewitt that measure and compare employee engagement, performance and satisfaction across 500 participating organizations spanning cross industry in the Middle East region. This year, ten companies were shortlisted as Best Employers across MENA, with four DHL Express offices from around the region making it to the top five positions and securing top honours for DHL Express MENA as ‘Best Employer’ in the Middle East.
Nour Suliman, CEO, DHL Express MENA, said “I applaud the efforts and dedication of our employees who are the key drivers and the reason behind this award. This is the second year in a row that DHL Express makes it to the top of the 10 Best Employers in the region, and we are extremely proud that our people genuinely consider this organization a family, and truly consider DHL as the best place to work.”
“Our people are the heart of our organization, our greatest asset, and the main force behind the company’s success. Every time we are pronounced the best employer I know that the reason for that is the incredible effort and dedication of the fabulous men and women that make DHL the great place it is today,” said Suliman.
This year, Aon Hewitt collected and analyzed view points and data from a sample of 30,000 employees representing a 60,000-plus workforce as well as inputs from HR leaders and Business Heads from companies across the region spanning 18 industries. Following rigorous analysis and evaluation of the participating companies by an experienced panel of judges, DHL’s offices bagged five out of the ten Best Employer awards, placing DHL Express MENA in pole position as the Best Employer in the Middle East.
Upon receiving the award, Henry Fares, Head of Human Resources, DHL Express MENA, stated “I humbly commend the commitment and salute the hard work of the DHL team; we are fortunate to be surrounded with highly dedicated professionals that successfully work together towards one common goal while sharing the same sense of purpose and values.”
“Focus, results, respect and appreciation are the key drivers of DHL’s global HR philosophy that has so far been key to make the company thrive. I therefore, would like to thank DHL’s employees for making all this happen, this is their award,” he added.