01:06 am - Monday 25 May 2015

Top ten workplaces in the UAE

By staff - Tue Feb 07, 10:48 am

DUBAI: FedEx Express has been named as the top company to work for in the UAE, according to a survey done by The Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW).

FedEx Express was followed by Microsoft Gulf, Marriott, PepsiCo and THE One, rounding out the top five positions.

Media giant Omnicom Media Group, run in the MENA by Elie Khouri came sixth, with the last four slots in the top ten going to Merck UAE, Bayt.com, Dulsco, a regional leader in waste management solutions and information technology firm EMC.

The annual benchmarking study – which assesses the level of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie within an organization – forms part of the world’s largest employee survey.

In addition to its awards for overall workplace excellence, the institute gave special recognition to the country’s top companies for Emiratis and top companies for women.

General Electric and PepsiCo were acknowledged for implementing best practices in hiring, developing and retaining Emirati talent.

According to GPTW UAE, these companies’ programmes hold valuable lessons for the UAE business community on how to develop the local workforce.

General Electric, THE One and Omnicom Media Group MENA were three companies commended for their efforts in enhancing the workplace experience for women in the UAE.

Dr. Farrukh Kidwai, Partner & CEO of GPTW UAE said: “Following the completion of the evaluation procedures, we found there were companies implementing some very impressive practices for Emiratis and women. Although they are a small group this year, we believe it is important to recognize the efforts for these companies so that we can all learn from their examples.”

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