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Hospitality giant IHG named best place to work in Saudi Arabia

Capital Market Authority (CMA) tops the public/non-profit sector list in annual listing by Great Place to Work Middle East

Hospitality giant IHG named best place to work in Saudi Arabia

Intercontinental hotel, Makkah.

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has been named the best company to work for in the private sector in Saudi Arabia, according to leading global workplace culture authority Great Place to Work Middle East.

The hospitality giant is followed by tech major Cisco in second place, with Hilton taking third spot. DHL was voted in fourth place and Alkhabeer Capital, in fifth.

Michael Burchell, CEO, Great Place To Work Middle East, said: “There is a lot of thoughtful energy that goes into building and sustaining a great workplace culture; great workplaces place a premium on developing high trust, high performing environment.”

Capital Market Authority (CMA) tops the public/non-profit sector list, followed by Majid Society in second place, AlMawaddah Society for Family Development third, General Directorate of Environmental Health in fourth place and Vision Realisation Office for Energy Ecosystem in fifth place.

The annual study assesses the level of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie within an organisation, and forms part of the world’s largest employee survey. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the confidential feedback of their employees while the remaining score is attained from an audit of management and HR practices.

“Creating an innovative, positive and happy workplace in these challenging and noticeable changes should be at the top of the agenda for the best workplaces in Saudi Arabia,” said Tanzeel Rahman, acting managing director, Great Place To Work Saudi Arabia.

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