• Global hospitality giant IHG named ‘Best Workplace in Saudi Arabia’ for the first time
  • Capital Market Authority named ‘Best Workplace in Saudi Arabia’ within the public sector

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 7th April 2020: This year’s ranking of Saudi Arabia’s Best Workplaces has been published by leading global workplace culture authority Great Place to Work® Middle East.

“In these uncertain times, all businesses are naturally concerned about the impact to their financial performance, hence, we have launched the list today, as now more than ever, employees are looking to their leaders and executive teams to take actions that protect both them and the business,” said Michael Burchell, CEO, Great Place To Work® Middle East.

For the first time, global hospitality giant Intercontinental Hotel GroupIHG” tops the private sector list, followed by tech giant Cisco in second place and global hospitality giant Hilton taking third place, Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn – DHL in fourth place and Alkhabeer Capital in fifth place.

Capital Market Authority “CMA” tops the public / non-profit sector list, followed by Majid Society in second place, AlMawaddah Society for Family Development taking third place, General Directorate of Environmental Health in fourth place and Vision Realization Office for Energy Ecosystem in fifth place.

Burchell added: “There is a lot of thoughtful energy that goes into building and sustaining a great workplace culture; great workplaces place a premium on developing high trust, high performing environment.  Every organization that made it onto the list should be proud of themselves considering the high level of participation we had this year and the number of new companies entering the list.”

“Creating an innovative, positive and happy workplace in these challenging and noticeable changes should be at the top of the agenda for the Best Workplaces in Saudi Arabia; Great workplaces foster inspiration and happiness in societies. Happy people, wherever they are, produce more, and drive better economic development in their communities and countries,” said Tanzeel Rahman, Acting Managing Director, Great Place To Work® Saudi Arabia.

The Best Workplaces annual benchmarking study assesses the level of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie within an organization, and forms part of the world’s largest employee survey. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the confidential feedback of their employees while the remaining score is attained from an audit of management and HR practices.

Ibrahim Mougharbel, Senior Vice President for Regional Marketing, Great Place To Work® Middle East said: “We are very proud with the efforts put in by our existing and new strategic partners and their teams, who made it to the 2020 Best Workplaces in Saudi Arabia with some noticeable improvements; our objective remains to evolve the work culture in the GCC countries and the Middle East via empowering employees and accelerating performance, to reach their full potential.”

The ‘Best Workplaces in Saudi Arabia’ are represented by a diverse number of industries including logistics, technology, finance, media, retail, fashion, FMCG, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing.

To see the list and learn more about how to create, maintain and sustain a great workplace, visit www.greatplacetowork.me.