Procter & Gamble named by Aon Hewitt third best employer in Middle East and Africa

Company tops the FMCG employers list and makes the top ten list for the fourth round running after being recognized during the last three surveys, in 2009, 2011, and 2013

Procter & Gamble Near-East organization has been named as the third best employer in the Middle East and Africa by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc. P&G was the top manufacturer and top Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company and third overall in Aon Hewitt’s fourth Best Employers of the Middle East Survey, which reviewed human resources practices in over 18 industries across the region through surveying over 30,000 employees.
P&G’s operations were recognized for the high level of employee engagement, for the company’s extensive work to both reward and retain talent, for its focus on diversity and inclusion in the workforce, for the company’s investments in talent development and the many processes and tools utilized to develop employees through work experiences, on-the-job training and coaching.  P&G was recognized as one of the best employers in the Middle East by Aon Hewitt during the last three surveys, in 2009, 2011, and 2013.

”As a build-from-within company, we firmly believe that our success depends – above all – on the quality of our people,” said Mohamed Sultan, General Manager, Procter & Gamble Near-East. “We take pride in the superior talent of our employees, the majority of which are locally grown. Now, being part of the Middle East and Africa’s Best Employers for the fourth consecutive round, this gives us confidence that P&G’s organization strategies are working, whilst turning the vision of being an ‘employer of choice’ into reality. Attracting and retaining the best talents in the region is one of our key strategies to drive this vision. This is a very big moment for P&G in the Middle East and we are both proud and inspired by this award.”

The Aon Hewitt 2014 Middle East and Africa Best Employers Survey collected view points from a sample of 30,000 employees, representing the views of a workforce of over 60,000 employees and inputs from HR leaders and Business Heads, spanning across 18 industries in the region. During the “Judging Phase”, Aon Hewitt’s Leadership team, industry experts, qualified judges and the Best Employers team performed rigorous analysis and evaluated the entire participant group. As an outcome of this analysis, Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers Middle East and Africa Survey judges identified the ten ‘Best Employer’ organizations across the Middle East and Africa Region.

Samir Mardini, BEME study director and Head of Talent Consulting at Aon Hewitt Middle East, said: “We are delighted to see that organizations across the Middle East and North Africa region have continued to engage the intellectual and emotional commitment of their employees. Since its launch 10 years ago, Best Employers has become an international benchmark for businesses and a unique opportunity to assess and understand the level of employment engagement. The study has demonstrated the clear value of sustaining a high level of employee engagement which in turn increases business performance and profitability though a reduction in staff turnover and a dedicated and productive workforce.”

Launched globally over 11 years ago, Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers Survey has become an international benchmark for business, reflecting the opinions of an unprecedented number of employees and providing companies with a unique opportunity to assess and understand the level of employee engagement.