Procter & Gamble (P&G) was recognized as one of the best ten employers in the Middle East by Hewitt Associates, in a ceremony held in Dubai last month.
The research conducted by Hewitt Associates, one of the World's biggest human resources consulting firms, covered 250 companies and more than 150,000 employees working in 12 different sectors who participated in the opinion poll, thus becoming the first research of its kind in the region.
The study, which could be considered as the Middle-East largest benchmark database on Employee Engagement, Organization Culture, Performance Management, Leadership Development and many other People Practices recognizes P&G's leadership and excellence in investing in employee development, performance management and making employees feel valued.
The Hewitt recognition calls attention to P&G's respect to employees and granting them the best privileges that help them progress and be goals-achieving-oriented as well as the company's pioneering role in rooting values and business ethics in the organization. As a top employer, P&G's constant eagerness to select the best talents is a key factor to maintain the distinguished standard of employees and maintaining its leadership in the region.
P&G was the only Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company among the top ten employers in the region.
Sameh Magdy, P&G's Human Resources Associate Director, commented on the award saying: "The Hewitt study measures the smell of the place, the quality of talents and people systems that we have in P&G. Being part of the Middle-East's top ten employers is a testimonial to our organization's ability to turn our vision of being an "employer of choice" into reality. It's simply recognition to all of our people for making P&G an exciting and inspiring place to work in. This is a very special moment to all of us and it makes us feel proud and inspired"
Mohamed Sultan, P&G's General Manager commented: "Coming from a credible firm, The Hewitt recognition is a great testimonial to P&G excellence in the area of human resources. We consistently seek to be the best in all we do. Attracting and retaining the best talents of the Country is our strategy to drive this vision. Our people have always been our most important asset. We take pride in the quality of our 1000 talented employees, out of which 99% are locally grown talents. This is a very big moment for P&G."
On a global level, P&G is constantly recognized and awarded for different aspects of business performance and enterprise management. Only during the past year, P&G won several international awards: Barron's Magazine List for the Best 30 CEOs Worldwide featured P&G's Chief Executive Officer A. G. Lafely in February 2009, for the second time consecutively. The Company was ranked as the world's 2nd Best Company for Leaders, for the third consecutive years by an annual study conducted by the Hay Group in partnership with Chief Executive. In addition, P&G ranked 6th on the "World's Most Admired Companies" list of Fortune Magazine. Finally, in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility, P&G has been awarded the inaugural Social Innovation Award for 2009 by the Financial Times, an award which showcases companies that are shaping the new world of sustainable businesses.