Ms. Madhuri Aswal, Group Director of Human Resources at Burjeel Holdings, receiving the Employee Happiness Award in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative category at a ceremony held in Dubai. Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: Recognizing its efforts in promoting workplace inclusivity, Burjeel Holdings, a leading super-specialty healthcare services provider in MENA, has clinched the gold award in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative category at the Employee Happiness Awards, the UAE's premier HR recognition event. The Group was also a finalist in the Best Wellness Initiative category for its Burjeel Games and Wellness Program. These accolades underscore the healthcare provider's commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environment.

The citation at the ceremony in Dubai highlighted Burjeel Holdings' priority of creating an open and inclusive work environment, ensuring equal treatment irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age, disability, or gender. The organization's focus on building a disability-inclusive company is evident through enhanced physical accessibility in its premises and the implementation of a flexible working model to support individuals with disabilities.

Burjeel Holdings’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative stands out for its comprehensive approach, covering gender equality, cultural and multigenerational diversity, and support for people of determination. The organization proudly employs individuals from diverse nationalities and has implemented a robust talent acquisition strategy to ensure fairness and equity.

Madhuri Aswal, Group Director of Human Resources at Burjeel Holdings, attributed the success to the efforts put forth in their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative. She stated, “This achievement underscores our remarkable progress in gender equality, with over 750 women leaders and a 54% representation of women in our workforce.”

The commitment to inclusivity is deeply embedded in Burjeel Holdings’ ESG strategy, enriching the organizational culture and driving sustainable growth.

Tahani Alqadiri, Director of Emiratization and Academics at Burjeel Holdings, expressed delight at the recognition, affirming their commitment to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates the unique contributions of all employees. She added, “Our initiatives empower talents, ensuring everyone is supported to thrive.”

The Employee Happiness Award sheds light on ongoing transformations across the UAE’s HR landscape. Renowned for its transparency and merit-based selection process, it has earned the Awards Trust Mark by the Independent Awards Standard Council. Winners are determined by a jury of top HR and employee happiness experts through a rigorous review process.