Bayt.com, the Middle East's number one jobsite, placed 8th for the second consecutive year in the 'Top Ten Places to Work in the UAE' award, held on February 7 at the Monarch Hotel Dubai.
The rankings were compiled by The Great Place to Work Institute, a global research and management consultancy that recognizes the best workplaces in more than 45 countries across the world. Bayt.com also ranked 8th in the inaugural UAE Top Ten listing, released in 2011.
"Bayt.com is a people's business and we place great pride in ensuring our pan-regional teams are receiving ongoing state-of-the-art training and support and working in an ideal environment where teamwork and creativity can flourish and ideas can be shared freely," said Rabea Ataya, Bayt.com Chairman and CEO. "This emphasis on ensuring continuous sophisticated training, development, coaching and mentoring opportunities are available to our teams and the culture of kindness and innovation that permeates the organisation have allowed Bayt.com to remain at the vanguard of its industry both in terms of cutting-edge technology as well as in terms of client service and support."
Employees at Bayt.com, affectionately called 'baytheads', benefit from a bright, cheerful work environment across the MENA-wide network of offices. They enjoy, among other perks, a diligent, systematic approach to training and development, including monthly internal training schedules and generous external training allowances; regular team-building activities; flexible working hours for mothers; a 'kind culture', where values are centered around earning the admiration and respect of internal and external communities, and an emphasis on regularly celebrating achievements large and small as highlighted in the widely celebrated and lauded bayt.com monthly ''fiestas'' where all achievements are publicly recognized and rewarded.
"At Bayt.com we are all entrepreneurs and as such all free to dream, innovate, excel and create. What this has meant over the past 12 years is that our platform has proactively anticipated the needs of our communities rather than reacted to them," added Ataya. "This can be seen in the number of product and service enhancements we have introduced to serve our communities better, including Bayt.com Salaries, Bayt.com Communities, Bayt.com Career Watch and the enhanced jobseeker and employer Workspaces and Search tools which remain the most sophisticated tools in our industry today."
There is a strong emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and improving the communities that baytheads live in as highlighted in Bayt.com's University Outreach Program as well as its numerous charitable endeavours. The overall feeling throughout the offices is that employees are involved in something much bigger and better than merely a job; they are involved in making the region a better, richer, more prosperous place through CSR initiatives and the industry-leading jobsite that is Bayt.com. An emphasis on strong, sophisticated and regular internal and external communications permeates the organization so that all stakeholders are regularly reminded of Bayt.com's vision ('To be a Middle Eastern institution that is a globally recognized, respected and admired indispensable extension of people's lives') and mission ('Lifestyle Engineering: To empower people with the tools and knowledge to build their lifestyles of choice'), while keeping everyone in touch with news, enhancements and developments.
Bayt.com is the Middle East's number one jobsite and has a decade of experience in supporting the MENA HR community, with the largest and most relevant community of professionals registered on the site. In December 2011, Bayt.com won twice at the prestigious SME Advisor Stars of Business Awards, being named best in the Technology and Online category and as Business Star of the Year.