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Each year,  Top Employers Institute certifies organisations who are focused on putting their people first through their exceptional HR policies and practices. Through the Top Employers Certification Programme, organisations are certified based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers 6 HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being, Diversity & Inclusion and more.

Based on data obtained from the Top Employers Institute’s HR Best Practices Survey, Top Employers Institute presents the most compelling HR trends within the scope of three major themes that will dominate the HR agenda in 2021: navigating the new world of work, dealing with disruption, and reinventing the role of HR.

Massimo Begelle, Top Employers Regional Manager – Middle East, says: “Last year was a memorable year for reasons good and bad. At heart, it has been a year of heightened change and risk. Therefore, 2021 is the year to have serious conversations about whether enough organisational safeguards are in place.

The aim? To encourage a culture where people understand the pivotal importance of responsible business behaviours and can feel free to report incidents of wrongdoing before they become a major compliance risk. It could be an opportunity for HR professionals to burnish their credentials in environmental, social, and governance practices.”

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The Programme has certified and recognised more than 1,600 Top Employers in 120 countries/regions across five continents. In the Middle East there is a Certification Programme in each of the following countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Yemen.

Focusing on Middle East Companies, Top Employers identifies the top 3 key trends with highest performance: Business Strategy, Values, Ethics & Integrity; it clearly means that those companies that are participating to the Programme have invested time and resources on this in the past 2/3 years and they also formalized the way of communicating such policies. An other important factor is about the area of improvements: the topics that are considered as growth areas and need more focus are: Well-being, Diversity & Inclusion, Work Environment.

Davide Banterla, Top Employers Senior HR Account Manager - Middle East, says, “If we observe and listen the companies that are participating to the HR Audit and the reasons why they chose us, one idea emerges clearly: participating to the Top Employers Programme is not just about achieving an award and showing off, there is something more, the main driver is, from the company’s perspective, improving its HR processes to accelerate the impact on employee’s lifes and, consecuently, make a better world of work”.

For more information, visit www.top-employers.com

About Top Employers Institute
Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. Established more than 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1,691 organisations in 120 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 7 million employees globally.