Al Naboodah named the UAE’s happiest workplace
Al Naboodah Group Enterprises is named the UAE’s happiest working environment for 2017 at the inaugural happiness awards of the federal government in Abu Dhabi
Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) is named the UAE’s happiest working environment for 2017 at the inaugural happiness awards hosted by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation in Abu Dhabi.
Senan Al Naboodah, MD of Al Naboodah Construction Group, accepted the award from the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Saqr bin Ghubash, and the Minister of State for Happiness, Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi.
The award recognises ANGE’s strategy of investing in the growth and development of its workforce and fostering a happy workplace culture for its 16,000 employees as a matter of sustainability – by reinforcing its position as an employer of choice.
In 2016 alone, the group’s employees participated in more than 150 training courses and the Al Naboodah Construction Group Trade School attained international accreditation, enabling it to provide construction employees with globally recognised certifications.
In terms of employee satisfaction levels, a recent survey with a response rate of 81% measured overall employee engagement at 95%, demonstrating the group’s high engagement of its workforce when compared to globally recognised employee satisfaction rankings.
These positive results are also reflected in ANGE’s low employee turnover rate, at around 13%, which compares favourably with the UAE average of over 30%.
“It is an honour to win the UAE’s first award for the happiest working environment. We are grateful to be recognised for this contribution,” commented Senan Al Naboodah.
“ANGE strongly embraces the vision of the UAE’s leadership to position the nation as the world’s happiest country and we have made it our responsibility to ensure this vision is achieved across every aspect of business.”
The award was judged against stringent criteria and included an audit of ANGE’s head office and examination of the group’s approach to employee welfare.
10 companies were shortlisted for the award, but judges were ultimately swayed by ANGE’s employee satisfaction ranking and the level of involvement of the Al Naboodah family in the operations of the business.