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Dubai Police adjudged happiest public sector workplace

DUBAI, October 20, 2021

Dubai Police was adjudged to be the happiest workplace in the public sector category while Schneider Electric bagged the same honour from the private sector at the 2020 edition of the [email protected] Award. 
 
In the SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) category, the award went to Xworks Interiors, and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology – Government Affairs (Kaust) picked up the honour in the Not-for-Profit category.
 
The Best Employee Engagement Programme category awards went to Dubai Police and Fujairah Natural Resource Corporation (FNRC) in the public sector, Aafaq Islamic Finance in the private sector, Paramount Computer Systems in the SME, and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology – Government Affairs (Kaust) in the Not-for-Profit sector.
 
In the Best Workplace Wellness Programme category, L’Oréal Middle East and Schneider Electric from the private sector were declared winners, while in the SME list, Xworks Interiors LLC and Paramount Computer Systems were the winners.
 
In the Best Workers Welfare Programme category, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology - Government Affairs (Kaust) was the winner while Sharjah Self Defense Sports Club received the [email protected] Appreciation Award.
 
Dubai Police won awards in the Best Work -Life Balance Programme category as public sector entities while Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department won the [email protected] Appreciation Award.
 
Sharjah City Municipality won the Best Workplace Sustainability Programme award in the public sector, and Xworks Interiors LLC in the SME sector. The private sector winner in the Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Programme category went to Schneider Electric while L’Oréal Middle East won [email protected] Appreciation award. 
 
The awards recognised and celebrated the happiest and most innovative organisations in the region that disrupted existing employee engagement and wellbeing norms. 
 
This cycle of the award unveiled regional companies that stood out for creating a happy workplace, balancing work and life, sustainability focus, and for a host of other positive steps for an inclusive workplace.
 
Instituted by Sustainable Mindz, an expert centre for strategic sustainability and corporate responsibility in the Gulf and Mena region, the Happiness @ Work award aims to promote happiness and positivity in the region’s workplaces. The first of its kind initiative in the UAE and wider region, the [email protected] Award has completed 4 cycles and so far, 54 organisations have received 64 awards across 6 different categories. 
 
“Regardless of the challenges the world faced in 2020, organisations have continued to work towards creating happiness and value for their employees. Every organisation that nominated themselves for the current edition of the [email protected] Award is a winner, as they have demonstrated that they take employee happiness seriously and are committed to creating a workplace culture that values employees and their wellbeing,” said Vineetha Mathew, Founding Partner, Sustainable Mindz. 
 
The 2020 cycle of the [email protected] Award received a total of 40 nominations in different categories. Based on multiple parameters, the applications were evaluated by an eminent panel of jury across seven different award categories, the Happiest Workplace being at the helm of the honours.
 
Commenting on the occasion, Dr Saamdu Chetri, Chair of Jury, Hap[email protected] Award said: “Life's purpose is to serve others and the environment around us. The [email protected] is doing this by recognising engaged and happy workplaces. Happiness is a process and not an end goal. Happiness depends on how we perceive, sense, and understand from within to see the outside - everything we see is within and not outside of us. Thus, let us change within to see the outside we want.”
 
“It’s an honour to be a jury on such an important award platform. Happiness is the cushion that allows us to absorb the shocks of life and it’s the ladder that elevates us to serenity and content,” said Dr Mansoor Anwar Habib, Jury, [email protected] Award.
 
The award jury members included Dr Saamdu Chetri, Visiting Faculty, Rekhi Centre of Excellence for Science of Happiness, IIT Kharagpur, Dr Yasmin Al Bulushi, Project Manager for Eitmad, Oman, Jane Fiona Cumming, Founder, Article 13, UK and Dr Mansoor Habib, Head of Sustainability & Wellbeing, du, UAE.-- TradeArabia News Service
 



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