Dubai Airports has received a Gold Stevie Award in the Most Innovative Workplace Redesign During Covid-19 category in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers.
The entity won the award for undertaking a number of initiatives during the pandemic to protect the health and wellbeing 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.
Technologies implemented at Dubai Airport in a short period
A series of important technology changes were also implemented in a very short period – redefining ways of working at Dubai Airports. This includes:
- 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 per cent digital workforce with the ability to work from anywhere,
- the automation of HR employee services which helped to eliminate paper and enhance the employee experience.
These changes not only improve efficiency but also enable true ‘contactless’ work maximising safety for all employees.
Dubai Airport wins Gold Stevie 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. 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 DXB”.
The COVID 19 – Response Categories in this year’s Stevie Awards recognise innovative redesigns of workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep employees, customers, and others safe and productive. The special category was created to honour the contributions of HR individuals, teams, and entire organisations that have worked valiantly over the year to keep employees safe, healthy, employed, paid, and informed.
More than 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 more than 80,000 public votes. The public vote was sponsored by HiBob.
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About Dubai Airports
Dubai Airports manages the operation and development of both of Dubai’s airports – Dubai International Airport (DXB or OMDB) and the Dubai World Central or the Al Maktoum International (DWC or OMDW).
Dubai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world by international passenger traffic. The other most notable titles the DXB Airport has acquired multiple times is ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’. Business Traveller Middle East, Gulf Business Awards, Frontier Awards, World Travel Awards and many more.
With 29.1m passengers in annual traffic in 2021, DXB retained its rank as the world’s number one international airport for the eighth consecutive year. DXB is also ranked among the top ten for international cargo volumes, as reported by Airports Council International. Additionally, DXB has received Airport Health Accreditation from the ACI for its hygiene and safety regime.
Dubai World Central (DWC) is Dubai’s airport of the future. The airport is under construction now. Once completed (expected 2027), this airport will be the world’s largest global gateway with capacity for more than 160 million passengers per year. It will also serve as a multi-modal logistics hub for 12 million tonnes of freight. The airport forms the heart of a greater project, a 140 km2 multiphase development of six clustered zones that includes the Dubai Logistics City (DLC), Commercial City, Residential City, Aviation City and the Golf City.