Posted on November 14, 2017

DHL Express, the world leader in logistics and express delivery, has been recognized as the eighth best place to work globally in a 2017 employer ranking from Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE. In Qatar, DHL Express has been awarded as one of the best places to work as they create a motivating and engaging culture, as well provide attractive development opportunities for nationals.

“To be recognized as one of the world’s greatest workplaces is a huge source of pride for everyone at DHL Express. It is the perfect acknowledgment of our commitment to creating the conditions for the world’s most engaged employees to develop and thrive at the world’s most international company,” said Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express. “Great Place to Work® is one of the most rigorous accreditation bodies, and the ranking is also based on anonymous survey response from thousands of employees, so we are particularly thrilled to see our investments in our people and in world-class HR programs pay off with this accolade.”

Mahmoud Haj Hussein, DHL Express’ Qatar Country Manager, said: “DHL Express has a long and strong relationship with Qatar and our commitment goes beyond that of investing in the logistics infrastructure of the country. We are always looking for ways to expand our work force in Qatar and are continuously investing in training and development of our employees so that they become experts and spokespeople for the logistics industry in the region.”

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The 25 World’s Best Workplaces ranking credited DHL in particular for three notable strengths: Impartiality – awarding promotions on merit, to those who best deserve them; Participation – involving people in management decisions that affect their jobs or work environment; Information – keeping employees informed about important issues and changes. DHL Express also runs an award-winning engagement program – Certified International Specialist (CIS) – which enables staff empowerment through knowledge and development. Over 100,000 people have participated in CIS to date, and the global board of management of DHL Express regularly contributes time toward personally facilitating CIS learning sessions for employees of all levels around the world. 

“The organizations on this year’s World’s Best Workplaces list represent the best of the best. They are at the vanguard of the FOR ALL movement, working to maximize the potential of everyone in a way that’s better for the business, better for the people and better for the world,” says Great Place to Work’s CEO, Michael Bush. More than 10 million employees from 6,600 companies around the globe participated in the survey process for the World’s Best Workplaces list. The ranking assessed employees’ perspectives on leadership, organizational culture, and trust. The Great Place to Work®   ranking of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces can be found here.