Best Employers Middle East 2019 Set to Be Announced under Newly Formed Business, Kincentric


Dubai – Kincentric, a Spencer Stuart company, will announce this year’s Best Employers Middle East on Monday, 11th November 2019. Kincentric helps organizations unlock the power of people and teams through their unique approach to human capital.

Best Employers, the leading employer benchmarking program, measures and recognizes extraordinary employers that strive to continuously spark change, inspire their people and accelerate business success. As well as being agile and forward-thinking, Best Employers understand the value of creating a differentiated employee experience across the employee lifecycle, to drive better outcomes through their people and accelerate organizational success. For 20 years, the certification has recognized leading employers across the world, backed by over 50 years of employee research and a global database of over 15 million employees.

Spencer Stuart formed its new Kincentric business unit from certain Culture & Engagement, Leadership Development & Advisory and related products and services it acquired from Aon plc in July 2019. While the name is new, Kincentric has a storied history of helping clients foster change and accelerate success through its global team of experts, proven insights and intuitive technologies.

Khalid Youssef, Principal – Head of Culture & Employee Engagement, Middle East & Africa at Kincentric, said, “We are excited to develop our Best Employers Middle East program as part of Kincentric. This name represents putting people at the center of business, which is exactly what Best Employers demonstrate through their rigorous efforts to create a working environment where people feel heard, highly connected and inspired to do their best every day.” Khalid added, “Here in the Middle East in particular, we are seeing organizations becoming increasingly aware of the importance of futureproofing their human capital as a critical pillar of business. We look forward to showcasing how this year’s Best Employers are continuing to create a workplace of the future that gives them an edge in today’s highly competitive business environment.”

Best Employers are awarded based on their ability to exceed others in four measureable ‘people factors’ that are crucial if organizations want to excel: employee engagement, organizational agility, engaging leadership and talent focus. Participating organizations work with Kincentric’s team of experts to understand the views and perceptions of their employee population. Using Kincentric’s state-of-the-art technology platforms, knowledge and consulting experience, employee opinions on these factors are analyzed and compared to applicable benchmarks in Kincentric’s robust database to determine which organizations come out on top.

This year, the University of Manchester Middle East Centre in Dubai will once again act as the exclusive knowledge partner for the Best Employers Middle East program. The partnership will allow Kincentric to put in place a program of knowledge sharing and collaboration, whilst providing its business partners with access to world-class educational expertise that will enable them to support their organizational goals and future-proof against impending skills shortages.

Kincentric is proud to work with many organizations from around the world to help them achieve Best Employer status. This year, Kincentric expects to recognize Best Employers Middle East across a number of sectors, ranging from logistics and hospitality to pharmaceutical and omnichannel customer experience. Additionally, a number of companies will also be awarded ‘Honorable Mentions’ in recognition of excelling in one of the four Best Employers indices. The full results and winners of the 2019 Best Employers Middle East will be announced at an award ceremony in Dubai on November 11th, 2019.




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