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ME's 'best employers' to be honoured

Dubai, April 22, 2009

The chief executive officers and HR heads of the Middle East region’s 'Best Employers,'  will be honoured at a grand ceremony in Dubai on April 29, said Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting firm.

The winners were selected on the basis of the first-ever 'Best Employers in Middle East Study' conducted by Hewitt Associates in association with study partners - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Dubai Knowledge Village,  Tamkeen (Labour Fund) in Bahrain, and the American Chambers of Commerce in Egypt.

The Hewitt study, which was launched last summer, realised its promised goal and became the largest employee research project ever undertaken in the Middle East region, said a company official.

Earlier this year, Hewitt reported that the representative employee base registered for the study was over 150,000 employees from across the GCC and Levant region.

The study is now the definitive source of employee and human capital research across the Middle East region, with the largest benchmark database on employee engagement, organisation culture, nationalization, high-performance, leadership development and many other people practices.

Debabrat Mishra, consulting business leader - Middle East, Hewitt Associates said, 'We are delighted with the outcomes of the inaugural 'Best Employers in Middle East' study.'

'Amidst the global economic crisis, which has had its share of impact on this region as well, the research findings will provide cheer to organisations that are focused on the long-term.'

'In addition to the announcement, Hewitt will also conduct round-tables in cities across GCC and Levant,' he added.

All participants will get complimentary reports that will provide insights about their own organisation, as well as benchmark them externally, Mishra said.

“Our endeavor is to make the study findings easily accessible to practitioners so that it benefits the region’s Human Capital development. Starting in mid-May, we are conducting round-tables, wherein we would be sharing the findings of the study with HR practitioners and business leaders.'

'These sessions are non-commercial and support Hewitt’s mission of ‘Making the world a better place to work,' Mishra added.-TradeArabia News Service




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