Deloitte recognized as “Best Employer” in the Middle East

Fuente:    Fecha:   04.05.2009

Deloitte & Touche Middle East has been recognised as one of the Best Employers in the Middle East, following the results of a study by Hewitt Associates, the global human resources consulting firm. 

Deloitte recognized as “Best Employer” in the Middle East

The announcement came during a special awards ceremony in Dubai on Wednesday April 29. Deloitte was the only professional advisory firm in the Middle East to make the list.

"Recognition from Hewitt for our people practices represents a major milestone in our mission to be the standard of excellence," said Omar Fahoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Deloitte Middle EastDeloitte Middle East, who was invited to the event with Rana Ghandour Salhab, Regional Talent and Communications partner at Deloitte Middle EastDeloitte Middle East.

"Our people are the backbone of our organization and our ambassadors to our clients and markets. As such we strive to make Deloitte the most sought after organization for talent." Deloitte in the Middle East has experienced strong growth in the last three years with revenues and headcount.

"We are continuously measuring the engagement of our people and implementing initiatives directly based on their feedback," said Rana Salhab. "Recent examples include the introduction of a new induction program, work/life balance policies, and a recognition scheme that recognizes employees for demonstrating role model behaviors. Our relentless focus on our people is integral to our long-term sustainability as a firm."

The Hewitt study, which was launched last summer, is the largest employee research project ever undertaken in the Middle East region, surveying 150,000 employees from across the GCC and Levant. Its conclusion marks the creation of the definitive source of regional employee and human capital research, with the largest benchmark database on employee engagement, organization culture, nationalization, high-performance leadership development and many other people practices.

Judging of the final Hewitt Best Employer list was conducted on a blind basis, without revealing the names of organizations, and was voted on by a panel of eminent industry leaders, representing a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences.


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