Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, has won the Gallup Great Workplace Award 2015 – putting it in an elite group of just 40 workplaces in the world that have been recognized by the accolade for this year.
This is the second year in succession that the award has been received by Mashreq, having been named as one of the top workplaces of 2014. Like in 2014, Mashreq remains the only financial services institution in the Middle East to receive this accolade.
The news that Mashreq is again a best-in-class global employer comes shortly after it announced record financial results – a 13 per cent year-on-year increase in net profit in the first quarter of 2014 to Dhs651m bears testament to the ability of an highly engaged workforce to deliver market-leading results.
Mashreq’s CEO, H.E. AbdulAziz Al Ghurair, said “Mashreq has always strived to deliver a world-class service – so in a people business like banking, to be named as a world-class employer is incredible. The success of our endeavor to provide employees with a workplace where they can thrive is borne out again by this global recognition – Of all the numerous awards the bank has received recently, this one especially means a huge deal to all of us.”
“It truly belongs to every single member of the team who continue to deliver excellence on a daily basis and who are committed to their customers, their colleagues and to the Bank itself,” he added.
The Gallup Great Workplace Award was created to recognize excellent companies for extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture.
He continued: “Mashreq continues leading the rest of the banks in the UAE when it comes to innovation and service excellence. Our financial performance over the last few years is testament to this and is a direct result of an engaged workforce who enjoy coming in to work every day. The first Gallup Great Workplace Award that we received in 2014 was important, because it reflected the culmination of an engagement journey that had taken several years of relentless focus. This second award is even more important, because it shows we have sustained an excellence in building a world-class workplace culture.”