October 2015: For the fifth year running, THE One beat the competition in the Most Admired Responsible Retailer of the Year category at the annual Images RetailME Awards ceremony held in Dubai on 27 October. We are very proud of now having scooped no less than 20 Corporate Social Responsibility awards since entering our first award ceremony in 2006 and are committed to keep on Changing the World Together!
March 2015: Hot on the heels of being named Asia’s 5th Best Workplace, THE One was listed as the UAE’s top local employer for the fifth year running and ranked 4th on the overall list, moving up one spot from last year. This ranking followed the latest UAE workplace survey conducted by The Great Place to Work® Institute – a global research and management consultancy that recognizes the best workplaces in over 45 countries.
Based on the confidential feedback of our staff and an independent culture audit of our HR practices by the Institute, we have again beaten heavyweight multinationals to the 4th spot this year, while remaining THE number One home-grown company on the list. Find out more at www.greatplacetowork.ae and if you're wondering what makes THE One such a Great Place To Work, click here to watch our movie!
March 2015: At a gala awards dinner held on 8 March during the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, USA, THE One received the 2014-2015 Global Innovation Award (gia) honouring Retail Excellence in the Housewares Industry in the Middle East region. We were nominated for this award after winning the Images RetailME Retailer of the Year - Home Improvement award late last year. Our Purchasing Manager, Sabina Chadha, attended the ceremony while in Chicago for a trade fair and proudly received the award from three of the international judges. As a winner, THE One was prominently featured at the Show with a banner in the walkway and a brochure with photos of our award-winning visual merchandising in the Hall of Global Innovation. We couldn't be more proud of this international recognition!
February 2015: At the inaugural Great Place To Work® (GPTW) Asia awards ceremony, held on 5 February at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai, India, no less than 303 companies from countries as diverse as Australia, India, China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Korea and Sri Lanka competed for a spot in the first GPTW ranking of Asia’s Best Workplaces. While there was a separate list for the Top Multinational companies and another for the Best SMEs, THE One competed in the 500+ employees category and was ranked 5th amongst the 25 Best Workplaces in Asia! We are super proud to add this international honour to our UAE GPTW accolades of being THE number One locally established company to work for, for the past four years and 5th on the 2014 list!
The Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy that recognizes the best workplaces in over 50 countries. Rankings are based on the confidential feedback of staff in an annual Trust Index© survey and an independent culture audit of each company’s HR practices by the Institute.