Dubai, UAE -: Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), the world leading wellness group and manufacturer of hygienic paper products and long-lasting germ protection solutions, received multiple awards at this year’s Future Workspace Summit in Dubai, in recognition of its corporate culture and measures taken to attract and retain top talent.
FHH received the coveted Workspace Transformation Awards for exceptional work across three areas; the diversity of its teams; maternity, paternity and female allowances; and remote working and secure systems that promote hybrid working.
Driven by its core values and commitment to a sustainable practice, Fine has implemented a wide variety of measures to establish a positive corporate culture across its business in the region which embodies meritocracy, diversity, and female empowerment in recent years.
Progressive staff benefits include comprehensive maternity and paternity leave that goes beyond the duration mandated by the International Labor Organization; and a family-friendly approach which includes flexible working arrangements and a reduction in hours for working mothers, as well as an additional menstrual leave day per month for all females, and schooling co-payments. A recent update to the parental leave policy also provides compassionate time off to parents for miscarriage or stillbirth.
FHH CEO James Michael Lafferty said: “In our current era, which has witnessed the ‘great resignation’, a global marketplace phenomenon which has seen professionals quit their workplace in record numbers, it is vitally important that we do our utmost to attract and retain industry leading talent.
“At Fine Hygienic Holding, we do that in a number of ways. And one important aspect is to create an environment that people love – a workplace they love to join and hate to leave. For us, we view it as an important relationship in life, where the small things matter.
“We have always said, ‘if we take care of the people, the business will take care of itself; and it is up to us to create positive change and a family-friendly work environment that will help to retain and attract the best and brightest minds,” he added.
Other progressive policies are centred on promoting a healthy work-life balance and family-friendly approach, with a work-from-anywhere policy that allows employees to work remotely two days a week.
Fine’s comprehensive wellness programme includes gym co-payments, designed to encourage greater employee wellbeing, as well as internal fitness challenges, wellness sessions and free classes, and a corporate wellness centre on premises in Dubai, fully equipped with 17 fitness machines, yoga room and high intensity track.
Fine is also committed to equality. On top of an equal pay policy which considers individual performance achievements and disregards gender, race, nationality and religion, the company also introduced a Female Network support group aimed at addressing gender diversity issues and empowering female employees, ensuring FHH women have a powerful voice that is heard in the community.
At the same event, Fine’s Business Information Officer Yahyah Pandor received the CIO 2022 FMCG Award which celebrated the cloud transformation on operational systems for the entire company as well as on sales and productivity systems, and FHH’s global platforms.
Fine Hygienic Holding was earlier this year named Top Employer Middle East for its outstanding HR strategy and employee culture among its staff of around 3,000 employees from more than 40 nationalities spread across operations from Jordan and the UAE through to Egypt and KSA.