Ranking from sixth to 10th place on the list were EMC, Weber Shandwick, Hilti Emirates, Hilton and FedExrespectively. Rounding out the final 10 positions on the list were WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hyatt, AstraZeneca Gulf, Al Ghandi Auto Group, Leminar, Dulsco, Eros Group, Apparel Group, 3M and UAE Exchange.
Great Place to Work emphasized that the increased focus on workplace culture by UAE companies comes at critical time for the country.
The next decade will mark the post-oil transformation of the UAE and the government has made clear the importance of developing, attracting and retaining the best talent to achieve sustainable growth. More companies should contribute to this mission through cultures that nurture and develop their employees in terms of their capabilities and wellbeing. This focus on human capital has been proven to improve the happiness quotient of people and also make a significant contribution to helping the UAE realize its ambition to be the best country in which to live and work.
The Top Companies to Work For annual benchmarking study assesses the level of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie within an organization, and forms part of the world’s largest employee survey. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the confidential feedback of their employees while the remaining score is attained from an audit of management and HR practices.
The ‘Top 20 Companies to Work For in the UAE’ were represented by a diverse number of industries including logistics, technology, finance, media, retail, hospitality, automotive, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. New list makers in the Top 20 Companies in 2016 included Splash, Hilton, Hilti Emirates, Al Ghandi Auto Group, Eros Group] AstraZeneca Gulf, 3M and UAE Exchange.