2021 Happiness@Work awards unveiled, companies picked out for innovative employee engagement strategies

2021 Happiness@Work awards unveiled, companies picked out for innovative employee engagement strategies

The 5th edition of the award received an overwhelming number of participants

Dubai – December 21, 2022: Strategic sustainability and corporate responsibility think-tank in the Gulf and the MENA region, Sustainable Mindz, today unveiled the 2021 Happiness@Work awards, picking out the best innovative public and private sector companies in the region for their out-of-the-box and disruptive employeeengagement and wellbeing policies, resulting in overall happiness at their respective workplaces.

The fifth edition of theHappiness@Work awards have been announced across several categories, and the competition to be endorsed for their commitment to make happiness at workplaces a new normal, has attracted a phenomenal number of participants this year. The Happiness@Work Award is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region and in the last five cycles, 62organisations have received 75awards.

“We have been negotiating an extraordinary period of challenging times and despite the uphill context, some of these companies which have been awarded have shown tremendous amount of empathy to employees, which shows their commitment to creating happy work places irrespective of constraints. We believe they are the disruptors that have dedicatedly pursued engaging their employees with positivity with focus on their wellbeing,” said Sarju Mathew, Director, Sustainable Mindz.

There were 35 nominations in this year’s cycle across categories, and after evaluation by a jury panel of experts, awards were declared across eight categories to companies that have shown exceptional dedication to happiness at workplace.

Abu Dhabi Police from the public sector and Paramount Computer Systems were picked out for the Happiest Workplace Award.  Abu Dhabi Police and Paramount Computer Systems also won the Best Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Program Award. The Best Workers Welfare Program was given to Zain BH B.S.C, while Paramount Computer Systems and Watermark Events Solution LLP was honoured for its Best Workplace Wellness Program.

“These organisations have placed their obligation of creating a happy workplace at the centre of their governance policies and they have indeed made a difference to the lives of their colleagues. In turn, they have paved a positive path for others to follow, to change and be changed,” said Dr SaamduChetri, Chair of Jury, Happiness@Work Award

The Best Employee Engagement Program category awards went to Abu Dhabi Police, Festoon, Aafaq Islamic Finance and Barjeel, while Hitachi Energy bagged the Best Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Program.


About Sustainable Mindz

The Happiness @ Work Award is managed by Sustainable Mindz, a pioneering strategic Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) expertise centre in the Gulf and MENA region. Sustainable Mindz believes that the conventional way of enabling companies to become more socially and environmentally responsible is not enough for creating change, and focuses on enabling organizational excellence that is fun, engaging, and sustainable. For more information on the award, please log on to http://happinessaward.com/index.html.

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