Omnicom Media Group MENA third Best Employer in the UAE for Second Year in a Row

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Ranked in the Great Place to Work Institute list since 2012

Dubai, March 19, 2015 – In its fourth participation in the survey, Omnicom Media Group MENA, the holding of OMD, PHD and Resolution, has been recognized as the third best employer in the UAE by the Great Place to Work® Institute. It is the second year in a row that the marketing communications group appears in the top 3 of the global research and management consultancy’s ranking of the 15 best employers in the Emirates.

The “Best Companies to Work for in the UAE” ranking is established by the Great Place to Work® Institute on the basis of 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 sent to all employees of 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.

The consistently high Trust Index score for the marketing communications holding group demonstrates its employees’ strong buy-in for the company’s programs, policies and practices. The ambition for Omnicom Media Group MENA is to stimulate happiness at work, which the company sees as the start of a virtuous circle leading to sustainable productivity and business performance.

With the feedback the process provides, Omnicom Media Group MENA has continuously enhanced its programs and policies, notably in the areas of internal communications, wellness, work/life balance and professional development. Every year, new initiatives are introduced and improvements made to existing ones to ensure the group’s agencies provide a stimulating and supportive environment that contributes to fulfillment and excellence.

“We are deeply honored to not only be one of the country’s best employers again but also in the company of such impressive like-minded organizations. We don’t compete with one another as much as we actually fight the same battle, which is to elevate HR practices in the region for the benefit of all,” declared Elie Khouri, CEO of Omnicom Media Group MENA. “If there is competition, it is in fact with ourselves. Improving our employee value proposition to warrant their continuous endorsement year after year requires a constant attention on the effectiveness of our approach. It’s not easy but it’s certainly worth it, as our team’s happiness at work is the source of most of our successes and achievements.”

“As part of a service industry, delivering intellectual input to our clients, talent is everything to us and there is intense demand for skilled individuals,” explained Fadi Chamat, regional executive director-talent & organizational development at Omnicom Media Group MENA. “We’ve long realized that our employee value proposition is enriched with our focus on our culture and environment, making it even more compelling. The evaluation of the Great Place to Work Institute more than demonstrates the soundness of our approach, as we are still the only media agency group in the top 15, though we’re not the only one participating. We can always do better and it’s in this spirit that we receive this accolade.”

The full list can be found at www.greatplacetowork.ae.

About Omnicom Media Group MENA:
Omnicom Media Group MENA is the holding of OMD, PHD and Resolution in the Middle East. Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMC). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Omnicom Media Group also includes a number of specialty media communications companies. Named one of the UAE’s best employers in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Omnicom Media Group MENA ranked in the top 5 at the Arabia CSR Awards 2013 in the medium-sized businesses category.
www.omnicommediagroup.com

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