Article: Top 25 Best Workplaces in Asia: Emirates Transport

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Top 25 Best Workplaces in Asia: Emirates Transport

Emirates Transport prides itself on the quantity and variety of employee engagement programmes
Top 25 Best Workplaces in Asia: Emirates Transport

Rank: 9


Headquarters: Al Ramool, Dubai, UAE, General Manager: Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, No. of employees: 17,500


Emirates Transport was established in 1981 with the purpose of regulating, managing, and supervising the operation of transport and maintenance services for various government, federal and local entities as well as private sector organizations. ET works out of 27 business centres and units, and seven subsidiaries and associate companies, all of which offer 38 services in 40 locations across the UAE through its fleet of over 17,000 vehicles.

Creating an environment conducive to achieving job satisfaction and a strong sense of loyalty and belonging is at the heart of the corporation’s strategic plans and targets. This is reflected in the many programmes and initiatives aimed at rewarding and recognizing the hard work by employees across all levels of the organization’s structure.

Emirates Transport prides itself on the quantity and variety of employee engagement programmes and initiatives they conduct for its employees. In terms of employee recognition, the company has seven different initiatives such as Shukran (Thank you), Ahsant (Well done) and Stars, which reward employees for good performances on a regular basis. Among others, Afkaar (Ideas) is a financially rewarding system for suggestions and ideas, and the League of Innovators is a competitive team-based initiative with lucrative financial rewards for the winning teams. 

The company believes that attracting and retaining talented employees is not just about the financial package. Employees need to feel they work for an organization that will meet their career objectives and in a work environment that is both pleasant and professional.

Communication is also another area that stands out at Emirates Transport. The corporation has a culture of a professional, but relaxed communication structure, in which employees of all ranks and categories are encouraged to engage and communicate with each other. The company has a much diversified pool of human resources with 42 nationalities represented in its workforce.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, General Manager of Emirates Transport, says, “Transparency, equal opportunities, excellent career growth and development are all vital elements in creating a working environment that is attractive to employees. We believe that such a positive working environment is imperative to creating a cohesive and successful team—a view reflected in the expansive growth and success witnessed by the corporation over the years.”

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