Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator operating across the Middle East and Africa is proud to announce its categorization as the region’s highest ranked telecom group and only company from Kuwait in Forbes magazine’s The World’s Best Employers list for 2020.
The list also saw Zain ranked fourth best employer across all industries in the Middle East.
First published in 1917, the world-renowned American business magazine, Forbes, is one of the most reputable and respected names in business publishing globally, and Zain’s inclusion in its list of best employers for 2020 underpins the Middle East company’s professionalism on a global level.
With respect to the compilation of the list, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to compile its fourth-annual summary of The World’s Best Employers. The publication surveyed 160,000 full-time and part-time workers from 58 countries working for businesses with operations in multiple countries or regions. Surveys were conducted on a rolling basis from June 2019 to July 2020, and participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. They were also asked to rate their satisfaction with their employers’ COVID-19 responses and score their employers on image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality and corporate sustainability. The final list is composed of 750 multinational and large corporations headquartered in 45 countries.
Embedding sustainability and meaningful connectivity in every aspect of its business, Zain is dedicated to its digital strategy of consistently working towards developing the mobile telecommunications ecosystem centered on a vision of inclusive development that leads to socio-economic growth, aligning to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals of leaving no one behind.
Commenting on Zain’s inclusion in Forbes’ The World’s Best Employers list for 2020.
The emergence of Zain as the leading regional Telecom Group and only Kuwaiti company categorized in this prestigious list, highlights the institutional excellence of Zain’s executive management in providing a working environment that offers the optimum atmosphere for employees to give their best and delight our customers. This recognition and success that also saw Zain ranked 4th best employer across all industries in the region, indicates and rewards the dedication of all the talented 7,000 Zainers that are passionate in everything they do.
Zain Vice-Chairman and Group CEO, Bader Al-Kharafi
Al-Kharafi continued, “With the advent of COVID-19, Zain’s strategic agility, concern for the well-being of its staff, pedigree of innovation, and sense of responsibility to continue providing quality services to its customers despite challenging circumstances, has guided the company to remaining resilient despite the new operating norms. I am proud to see how the entire company has rallied around these difficult circumstances and continued to operate at an extremely high level. We shall endeavor to maintain this positive momentum and ensure the company remains a magnet for the best talent in the world to be attracted to and nurtured.”
Zain’s inclusion in Forbes’ exclusive list is a culmination of years of prioritizing staff well-being and ongoing investment in staff development that extends to activities such as Zain’s agreement with LinkedIn and other leading talent resources and agencies to enhance the company’s strategy to attract, recruit and retain the best talent globally.