LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, released its annual Top Companies list for the UAE. The coveted list is developed each year to help professionals navigate the new world of work by spotlighting the best workplaces for them to advance their careers.
This year, LinkedIn launched the list across 35 markets, their largest expansion to date. Identifying the top companies is more relevant than ever as economies and organizations across the globe emerge into a post-pandemic world of work. All selected companies have been ranked based on seven pillars that are proven to lead to career progression: ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity and educational background.
The UAE 2022 Top Companies list is note-worthy as 80% are new entrants. Conglomerates such as Mubadala, Al Tayer, and Majid Al Futtaim have remained in the ranking, highlighting the consistency of these companies in creating a work culture that attracts and retains talent. Leading regional healthcare firms and top-tier financial institutions strongly feature on this year’s list, reinforcing a trend that is seen across LinkedIn’s data as both sectors saw high growth during the pandemic.
Chalhoub Group, Mediclinic, HSBC, and Aster DM Healthcare cover a breadth of key sectors and are among those that have topped the list. These companies prioritize investing in an inclusive environment for employee growth and success, while continuing to navigate their recovery in an unpredictable landscape.
Around the UAE, corporations are undertaking a strategic shift toward the new world of work. Lynn Chouman, Senior News Editor at LinkedIn, said “It is exciting to witness companies move in parallel with the transformation of the modern workplace – and our data is reflecting that. Seeing new rankers make up 80% of the list for 2022 is an indication of how significant a single year can be in reinvigorating business cultures as the world of work continues to evolve.”
She added, “While it is important we celebrate companies that have remained an employer of choice for their employees amid global uncertainty, the list also aims to inform professionals on the best places to work in the UAE.”
The Top Companies in the UAE are:
Aster DM Healthcare
Daman – National Health Insurance Company
Al Tayer Group
ADIB – Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Majid Al Futtaim