Dubai, UAE – 6, February 2013: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company has been officially ranked as one of the “Top Companies to Work for in the UAE” for 2013 by Great Place to Work Institute, a global research and management consultancy.
The official list, which saw DHL ranked fifth, is published in the February issue of Executive Magazine and Business Pioneer, is a ranking of the nation’s 15 best employers based on the confidential feedback of employees and an audit of management practices. A ceremony to celebrate the winners was held last night at the H Hotel in Dubai.
Over the past two years DHL has seen exponential growth in its business and market share thanks to the great people that work there and the exceptional working environment standards.
At DHL, the learning and development for each and every employee plays a pivotal role within the overall business strategy and this is implemented through several initiatives including the Certified International Specialist (CIS).
CIS is an educational and interactive program that has been designed to cover a broad selection of security, financial and managerial topics to prepare employees for their next progressive role, and this is one of many ways DHL strive to encourage employees to flourish within the company on a daily basis.
To pick the “Top Companies to Work for in the UAE”, the Great Place to Work Institutes conducts an evaluation of each participating company.
Two-thirds of the company’s score is based on the results of the Institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to the employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management’s credibility, employee engagement and job satisfaction.
The other third of the scoring is based on the company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefits programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication, and development.
“The Great Place to Work Institute is a highly respected organisation worldwide and it is a real hour to receive this award,” said Frank-Uwe Ungerer, Country Manager for DHL in the UAE.
“We take pride in our reputation for excellent standard and this is achieved through our global commitment to nurture and motivate all our employees.”
This remarkable achievement reaffirms our ambition to ensure DHL is always a company that people want to come and work for and to ensure we are the employer of choice within the logistics sector,” he added.
Commenting on the Top Companies list, David Robert, Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work Gulf, said: “We would like to send a sincere thank you to all of the companies that participated in the program this year and to congratulate each of the 15 companies that have been recognized as top companies to work for in the UAE. Great Place to Work conducts the most credible and objective workplace studies in over 45 countries, and by doing so we are uniquely positioned to be able to help companies increase the level of trust within their organisations and ultimately drive profitability.”