A global research and consultancy firm that recognizes the best workplaces in over 50 countries worldwide based on their applications, has revealed the ‘Top Companies to Work For’ in the UAE. Now in its sixth year, the list recognizes the top 20 companies in the UAE with outstanding workplace cultures.
This year Great Place to Work attracted a record level of participation in the UAE, resulting in an increased number of companies qualifying for the Top Companies to Work For List. The consultancy attributes this increase to the value companies see in improving their workplace culture and being recognized as a top employer brand. However, for companies, such recognition is also a great promotional and branding opportunity.
Securing the number one position on the ‘Top 20 Companies to Work For in the UAE’ list for the third consecutive year was DHL. The logistics company prioritizes living by its core values, nurturing employee development, creating a fun work environment, being transparent, listening and acting on employee feedback and celebrating successes. DHL puts its workplace initiatives on top of its strategic plans and ensures that management spends time with frontline employees. This includes attending courier rides and customer service calls—to ensure employees understand how integral they are to the success of the organization and its customers.
This year’s runner-up was THE One, who advanced two spots from 2015 followed by Omnicom Media Groupwho retained its third position. In fourth place was first-time list maker Splash, while The Estee Lauder Companies came in fifth, climbing one spot from 2015.