- Top 15 Middle East companies receive honour following survey of organizations representing more than ¼ million employees
- Results celebrate those companies committed to being an employer of choice
Path Solutions, has been revealed as one of the 15 ‘Best Employers’ in the region for 2013 by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON).
The announcement follows Aon Hewitt’s third Best Employers Middle East survey, which this year looked at more than 130 businesses and a combined total of over 13,000 employees surveyed. This is representative of a total workforce of more than 267,000 people from around the Middle East – making it the most extensive study of its kind in the region.
Path Solutions ranked among the Top 3 IT companies in the Top 15 Best Employers in the region on the Aon Hewitt Middle East and North Africa Best Employers 2013 list. Path Solutions is the First and Only Islamic Banking Technology Firm in the world who made it to the list since the launch of the survey and has achieved Best Employers Middle East accreditation for its achievement and ongoing commitment to delivering employee engagement.
The award will be presented to Mohammed Kateeb, Path Solutions’ Group Chairman & CEO at a high profile celebratory event on 13th June in Dubai. Kateeb said “At Path Solutions we take great pride in creating an environment that supports and motivates the high quality talent we attract and we are proud to have been recognised by Aon Hewitt for our commitments to our employees. At Path Solutions, we understand the individual needs of our employees and we aim to offer bespoke support so each employee reaches his full potential.”
The judging panel featured distinguished names from across the region, including: Fatma Al-Houti, HR Director at the UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources; Shorouk Al Redha, Head of HR at Commercial Bank of Dubai; and Nabil Ramadhan, Chief Operating Officer at DIFC Authority.
The panel considered a wealth of data from the independent employee opinion survey, plus an audit of HR processes as well as interviews with the CEO and leadership team. The 360-degree view of the organization’s employees, its leaders and HR practices, ensures a contextual, unbiased and credible outcome of the study in line with Aon Hewitt’s global standards.
Path Solutions recognises that an organisation’s biggest investment and primary assets are its human capital. It has identified talent development as a key driver to increase performance. Creating a workplace where individual talents can flourish is essential to its ability to provide clients with innovative solutions to meet their ever-changing needs. In this regard, Path Solutions is committed to providing its people with significant opportunities to expand their knowledge and develop their skills. The company aims to support diversity and inclusion initiatives through a comprehensive, company-wide strategy focused on driving positive changes at all levels, from junior employees to senior leaders.
Dr. Markus Wiesner, Chief Executive Officer at Aon Hewitt Middle East, said: “Participation in this year’s Best Employers is the highest yet, which is testament to the increasing focus that organizations across the region are placing on creating a positive work culture.”
“We are also delighted to see our highest number of Best Employers to date, and it’s great to see Path Solutions setting such a high standard for the Islamic software services industry, as well as business in general. By achieving the benchmark required of a Best Employer, they have shown what it takes to engender high levels of employee engagement which puts them in a strong place to harness the discretionary efforts of their team for the benefit of the business,” continued Dr Wiesner.
Launched globally over 10 years ago, Best Employers has become an international benchmark for business, reflecting the opinions of an unprecedented number of employees and providing companies with a unique opportunity to assess and understand the level of employee engagement.