Dulsco, GE in top 15 firms to work for in the UAE

Dulsco has won 12th spot in the ‘Top 15 companies to work for in the UAE’ rankings, making it the third consecutive year it has featured in the list.

The firm’s operations span everything from waste management to HR. Employees claim they are actively listened to and they appreciate the company’s open door and ‘open office’ model.

It also has suggestion boxes across every location/department to encourage suggestions through awards and recognition.

Dulsco chairman Abdul Aziz Mohammad Khan said: “Once again, we are proud of achieving total excellence in ensuring the well-being of our family of over 6,000 employees. The winning of the award will further encourage us to push the boundaries and challenge conventional practices in maintaining employee satisfaction.”

Dulsco was rated 10th in 2010 after introducing monthly celebrations that spanned the entire year.

GE also found a spot in the ranking. According to the Great Places to Work survey, HealthAhead is a GE company-wide initiative for employees that promotes a culture of health through support, programs and resources to promote healthy living at work and at home. In addition, healthymagination is a GE corporate initiative that focuses on employee and public health.

The third annual list was revealed by the Great Place to Work Institute UAE during an awards ceremony at The H Hotel in Dubai on February 5, 2013. Only companies that achieve 75 points or higher appear on the list with scores based on a confidential employee survey and an audit of management and HR practices by the Institute.

Dr. Michael Burchell, vice-president of international operations at Great Place to Work, and partner & director of Great Place to Work Institute UAE, said: “We would like to thank all the participants in this year’s program. The expansion of the 2013 list is testament to the value UAE companies place on human capital development.

“We are also really pleased to see the entry of new companies on the list, among which is our first government entity. With human resource development a core focus of the UAE’s 2011-2013 economic strategy, we hope more businesses will adopt the Top Companies program as a measure of best practice.”

David Robert, CEO of Great Place to Work Gulf, added: “What is really exciting is the significant improvement UAE companies are showing in terms of employee trust levels and effective HR programs. Benchmarking these companies against our global lists shows the UAE ranks as the eighth-best nation for trust in the workplace.”