Great Place to Work®, a global research, Human Resources consultancy firm that identifies the best workplaces in over 60 countries worldwide. Entering the KSA listing for the first year ever, Chalhoub Group was named in second place, reflecting the company’s commitment to building a workplace culture that focuses on respect, empowerment and trust.
Having previously been recognized by Great Place to Work® in the UAE, KSA and Qatar are the latest countries where Chalhoub Group has been recognized by the prestigious ranking. The official list, which was announced during a virtual awards ceremony on the 25th March 2021, is a ranking of the nation’s 30 best employers based on the confidential feedback of employees and an audit of management policies and practices.
With a long-standing presence in Saudi Arabia, Chalhoub Group’s success is attributed to its highly-skilled and dedicated workforce of just under 3,000 employees, across three main offices in the Kingdom. Professionalism, passion and the right people culture is what fuels the company’s key competitive edge in today’s market.
Within the Kingdom, Chalhoub Group has focused on leveraging and nurturing the enormous pool of local talent, to help achieve its ambitions and growth in this key market. By putting its people at the heart of its organization and implementing forward-thinking HR initiatives, Chalhoub Group has built an employee culture that connects people, inspires a sense of belonging and promotes a happier workplace.
To select the ‘Best Workplaces in the KSA’, Great Place to Work conducts an evaluation of each participating company. Sixty percent of the company’s score is based on the results of the Institute’s proprietary Trust Index© survey, which is sent to the employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management’s credibility, employee engagement and job satisfaction. The remaining forty percent of the scoring is based on the company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit©, which includes detailed questions relating to bold acts of leadership during the pandemic of the year 2020.
Commenting on this year’s Best Workplaces list, Tanzeel Rahman, Managing Director of Great Place to Work in the KSA and Bahrain, said: “Our goal is to evolve the work culture in the Kingdom by empowering employees and accelerating performance. The Best Workplaces list of 2021 shows a growing awareness among leaders in Saudi Arabia, demonstrating a truly serious commitment to creating workplaces that foster trust, pride and camaraderie amongst their employees. Workplace culture has become a major competitive advantage for their businesses and the list makers should be proud of this achievement.”
Details of the full list can be found at greatplacetowork.me
Bachar Sabbagh, Managing Director, KSA, Chalhoub Group, said: “We are delighted to have been recognized in the Kingdom by Great Place to Work®. Being ranked for the first year in KSA is a fantastic achievement for our Group. None of this would have been possible without the commitment and hard work of our incredible team here in the Kingdom; we are proud of each and every one of them, and thankful for their hard work in contributing to this truly outstanding achievement.”
Patrick Chalhoub, Group President, Chalhoub Group, commented: “Being ranked in the Great Place to Work® in Saudi Arabia list of best workplaces is a true privilege and an achievement we should all be proud of. At Chalhoub Group, we understand the importance of building a diverse, inclusive culture where each and every one of our team members can thrive. This milestone further highlights our commitment towards Saudization and supporting Saudi Arabia on its journey towards achieving Vision 2030. Nothing makes us happier than realizing that we have successfully managed to create an engaging work environment that inspires our people to be the best they can be. It is a true honor to be part of this winning team and I congratulate each and every one of our people for this recognition.”