Posted On: 16-11-2016


Dubai Head Office Human Capital Department voted team of the year

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2016: The Corporate Head Office Human Capital team of global trade enabler DP World has won the GCC Government HR Team of the Year Award at the 4th Annual GOV HR Summit 2016.

The award recognises the department’s efforts for driving programmes that innovate and enable knowledge and collaboration. With a global workforce of over 37,000 employees, the team is continually developing action plans and programmes to attract, and grow a diverse and talented workforce in pursuit of the company’s vision to become a leader of world trade.

Under the umbrella project entitled ‘Going from Good to Great’ that began in 2015, a number of new employee initiatives have been implemented over the past 12 months that promoted innovation and collaboration. They included an Occupational Health and Safety Day, a Total Rewards statement in which individuals can see details of their benefits, terms and conditions and a new “AskHC” App on mobile phones enabling staff to review their own records, ask questions and submit requests.

In September 2016, collaboration between DP World and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) also took place, making it the first organisation in the GCC to forge such a partnership.

DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “The award highlights our commitment to employees and I am pleased we have such a strong and active team of professionals building the development of our most important asset – our people. By attracting the best of local and international talent, while grooming future generations of Emirati leaders, we are building the strongest resource a country can have. The ability of the people of the UAE has led us to the success we enjoy today and they will enable the growth envisioned by our country’s leaders.”

DP World Human Capital Senior Vice President Robin Windley added: “Our initiatives are aimed at helping our employees achieve their full potential both in their professional and personal development. Building skills, career paths and leadership ability are vital to the future of any business, especially across different geographical backgrounds and cultures. The key to doing that is through the involvement of employees in the future direction of the business and engagement in a range of programmes to help them increase their skills and expertise.”