Dubai Airports has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Most Innovative Workplace Redesign During COVID-19 category in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers.
Dubai Airports was recognized with a Gold Stevie Award for undertaking a number of impressive initiatives during the pandemic to protect the health and well-being of employees, customers and guests.
This included the redesign of the Dubai Airports workplace with the installation of onsite testing and vaccination facilities and making these available free of charge for all staff and their families.
A series of important technology changes were also implemented in a very short period – redefining ways of working at Dubai Airports.
This included the introduction of an online collaboration platform and relaxing of video conferencing restrictions to enable remote working, rollout of DAInsignia e-signature platform, enabling 100 percent digital workforce with the ability to work from anywhere.
The automation of Human Resources (HR) employee services has helped to eliminate paper and enhance the employee experience.
Not only did these changes improve efficiency, but also enabled true contactless work maximizing safety for all employees.
Welcoming the win at the awards, Majed Al Joker, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Airports, said, “Dubai’s and the UAE’s response to the pandemic has been hailed globally as exemplary in how it balanced the safety and well-being of people while also protecting the economy and thousands of livelihoods across sectors.”
He said, “We knew that the restoration of consumer confidence was the first critical requirement towards achieving meaningful recovery and we worked accordingly to ensure that our employees and customers felt confident in our ability to keep them safe and protected at Dubai International Airport.”
The COVID-19 Response Categories in this year’s Stevie Awards recognize innovative redesigns of workplaces during the pandemic to keep employees, customers and others safe and productive.
The special category was created to honor the contributions of HR individuals, teams and entire organizations that have worked valiantly over the year to keep employees safe, healthy, employed, paid and informed.
Over 100 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.
Winners in the Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of the professional judges and over 80,000 public votes.