AstraZeneca, an affiliate of the multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, has been recently recognized as one of the best places to work in North Africa and Levant for 2022. AstraZeneca outperformed the employee experience index with its unique culture, robust professional development, and commitment to employee recognition and appreciation. Some of the assessment results include:
- 84% of employees said the company is an employer of choice, reflecting its commitment to fostering a high-performance culture.
- 82% of the employees feel a sense of value and respect in the company workplace
Best Places to Work is an international certification program, considered as the ‘Platinum Standard’ in identifying and recognizing top workplaces around the world, provide employers the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and the satisfaction of their employees and honor those who deliver an outstanding work experience with the highest standards with regards to working conditions.
In a statement from Rami Scandar, AstraZeneca Country President for Near East and Maghreb region, he commented “At AstraZeneca Near East & Maghreb, we believe that People Behind the Numbers are More Important than the Numbers and without the right and strong people in place, we will never be able to move forward. We recognize that our people are our greatest asset and we commit to ensuring that everyone who chooses to work at our company can reach their full potential, perform at their best and make a valued contribution to the enterprise. Today I am proud to sustain this award for Lebanon, Jordan for the 5th year and Iraq for the 4th year in a row, and thrilled to have Algeria, Morocco & Tunisia winning the award in their first participation attempt. This award is special because it sets out AZ as an Employer of Choice and a Great Place to Work.”
From her side, Noha Zannoun, HR Director for Near East and Maghreb said “Within the past 2 challenging years, we have learnt that it’s not only about performance and development, but also focusing on the wellbeing of our people to overcome their daily struggles and challenges, facilitating to them an inclusive and an engaging environment, where they can outperform themselves. It’s about attracting and retaining people with the right skills who share our values, providing them the opportunity to learn and develop.”
Every year in Africa and Middle East, the program partners with many organizations, across different industries, to help them measure, benchmark, improve their HR practices and have access to the tools and expertise they need to deliver effective and sustainable change in their organizations.