Posted by Neil King
Microsoft Gulf has been named the best company to work for in the UAE.
The company recorded the highest levels of employee trust, pride and camaraderie according to the inaugural "2011 Top Companies to Work for in the UAE" list, which was compiled by The Great Place to Work Institute, a global research and management consultancy.
Published in the January issue of Gulf Business Magazine, the list is a ranking of the nation's ten best employers based on the confidential feedback of their staff and an independent culture audit of their HR practices by the Institute.
Microsoft Gulf's "worklife balance charter", an "onboarding roadmap" for new hires, a Gulf-based "employee experience" committee and community engagement CSR program were among the internal procedures recognised by the Institute as contributing to its leading result.
The top ten results showed an even split between local firms and multinational companies, with the Institute pointing to a maturing HR sector in the UAE.