THEUAE’S TOP 10 PLACES TOWORK
Every employee at the global logistics firm, DHL, receives their own customised learning and development plan. From recruitment to retirement, employees are closely aligned with the company’s core values, its business objectives and a mission of inspiring people to give their best, both in and out of the office.
Microsoft seeks to have a work-life balance and has a Work-Life Balance Charter that the whole team prepares and signs together. So the staff have a hand in deciding and acting upon the key issues impacting their work-life balance.
3 Omnicom Media Group
OMG also focuses on work-life and the staff voice their opinions through OMG’s HR forums. Thus they have their say in company initiatives, policies, idea generation, and learning and development.
Ericsson encourages its employees to volunteer to give back to the community. It organises volunteer opportunities to this end. It listens to its employees and uses their feedback to help shape future programmes.
5 The One
The One builds on its employees’ emotional involvement, motivating and inspiring them on social missions. It makes them feel at home in the office, through health and social programmes and flexi work hours, and celebrations in office.
6 FedEx Express
Staff who go beyond the job expectations to ensure the customer’s needs are given the Purple Promise Award.
Employees who receive a ‘thank you’ note from a customer for excellent service get a Certificate of Excellence from the corporate headquarters in Washington.
Bayt employees get 30- to 40-minute daily training sessions. These training sessions are called STARS training and the same content is shared across the offices each day.
9 Weber Shandwick
When Weber Shandwick recently moved offices it made its in-house creative team work as a liaison between staff members and the designers to ensure everything in the office represented the staff – from the plants chosen, to the pictures on walls.
EMC grants paternity leave and marriage leave even though it is not required to do so by the UAE labour law.