The UAE’s best places to work have been revealed. Global research, training and consultancy firm Great Place to Work recognised top five governmental, 25 large, and 50 small and medium organisations across the UAE in its best workplaces list for 2023. The firm recognises the ‘Best Workplaces’ in over 60 countries worldwide.
“These organisations have been working diligently in bridging the gaps, transforming cultures and evolving into being Best Workplaces. The organisations that made it to the list have proven that employee well-being does not need to be comprised in order to achieve growth, in fact both go hand-in-hand,” the firm said.
Maintaining employee wellbeing in a post-pandemic era is not easy, the firm added. “Leaders this year got even more creative in the ways with which they connect with their employees, thus continuously building up on a solid foundation of trust. With perpetual communication across all-levels of the organisation, employees felt resonated with and cared for.”
Ibrahim Mougharbel, managing director for the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, Great Place to Work Middle East, said: “Despite the challenges we have faced during the pandemic, we are proud to witness even more continuous advocation for work-life balance among leaders in the UAE and we are here to celebrate them. We are therefore not celebrating companies; we are celebrating heroes.”
Top 5 government workplaces
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority
Sharjah Electricity Water and Gas Authority
Government of Sharjah – Department of eGov
Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority
Top 25 ‘large’ workplaces
McDonald’s by EFC
Al Dabbagh Group
Ajmal Perfumes Group
Saudi German Hospitals
Al Khayyat Investments
G Forty Two General Trading
Top 50 ‘small and medium’ workplaces
Cogent Solutions Event Management
Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality Services
Oxford System Integration
WD SOLUTIONS CO. LLC
Eaton Business School
Aura Skypool Dubai
LLH Hospital & Medical Centers
Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Al Reem Island
Howden Guardian Insurance Brokers
Burjeel Farha & Burjeel Royal Hospital Al Ain
HSA Group UAE
McCANN HEALTH MENA
Beaconsmind MENA Data LLC
Event Lab FZ LLC
Robert Half International Inc
The Giving Movement
Goldfish Sushi and Yakitori
WAHL MEA FZCO.
Raise Fitness & Wellness
Burjeel Medical City & Burjeel Darak
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd.
CMR SURGICAL FZCO
Mood Rooftop Lounge
DOLE CHINA LIMITED
Tajmeel Medical & Dental Centers
Burjeel Royal Hospital, Al Ain
Who can participate and how the list is compiled
Any company based in the Middle East that falls within the industries belonging to the lists and employs 10 or more employees is eligible to participate. Any company that appears on the list is selected primarily based on their employees’ responses to the Great Place to Work Trust Index, an employee survey developed by Great Place to Work.
In addition, firm evaluates materials submitted by the company, including the company’s response to the Great Place to Work culture audit.
A large portion of a company’s score is based on the confidential feedback of their employees while the remaining is attained from an audit of management and HR practices. Within this framework, organisations are asked about their values, trust process, leadership methods, innovation processes and how they maximise their employees’ potential.
This year, the list spanned across multiple industries that include retail, social services and government agencies, transportation, finance and media.
News Source: Khaleej Times