Landmark Group Brands Amongst ‘Best Workplaces’ in the UAE
Landmark Group homegrown brands, Centrepoint, Babyshop, Shoexpress, and Emax were recognized as one of UAE’s best employers by global research and consultancy, Great Place to Work® institute yesterday. The brands were awarded the certification following an extensive employee engagement survey.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviours proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. The GPTW rankings cover a wide cross section of businesses, from furniture and fashion retailers to courier forwarders and hotels. Organisations are reviewed on multiple parameters - of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie by employees within the organisation.
Currently, Landmark Group employs over 55,000 employees across 23 countries. Over the last few years, the Group initiated the Landmark Happiness Movement to build the foundation of a great workplace. As a part of this initiative, a dedicated people engagement framework was built that focused on four key pillars - reinforcing core organizational values, women in workforce, enhanced health and well-being of its employees, and ensuring a high degree of transparency amongst its employees.
Nisha Jagtiani, Group Director, Landmark Group, said: “This recognition from the Great Place To Work® Institute, is a big achievement for us and we are pleased to have received this recognition for four of our homegrown brands. As a Group, we are committed to providing our employees with a positive and happy work environment which helps us grow and build a strong business together. We have a people-first strategy that focuses on keeping our people at the heart of our business as they positively impact us every single day, elevating our customer engagement. This recognition is a testament to our continued efforts at bringing in value to the lives of our employees and the community at large.”
Centrepoint, Babyshop, Shoexpress and Emax were among 30 other companies in the Middle East to receive the certification. The Group’s popular fashion brand, Splash has also previously won the recognition of ‘Best Workplace’ three times in a row. ICONIC and Fun City are other Landmark Group brands that have been awarded this honour in previous years.
The Landmark Group began its journey in 1973 with one store in Bahrain and has grown into one of the largest retail and hospitality conglomerates in the Middle East, Africa and India. Currently the Group operates over 2,300 outlets, encompassing over 30 million square feet across 22 countries.