The Metropolitan Group has achieved its highest ever ranking in the Great Place to Work UAE Index, placing third among large companies in 2024. This recognises Metropolitan’s efforts to create an excellent workplace culture for its employees.

The Great Place to Work Institute is a global authority on workplace culture and employee experience. Each year they conduct a confidential survey of employees from various companies in the UAE to understand their experiences. Based on feedback from Metropolitan staff, as well as an assessment of HR practices, the Institute ranks the best companies to work for in the country. 

Metropolitan has consistently achieved high rankings in recent years. In 2023, it placed sixth on the list. This was a significant improvement from 2022 where it ranked tenth. By placing third in 2024, Metropolitan recorded its best performance yet in the Great Place to Work survey. It is also notable as the only real estate brokerage company to feature on the list.

Several factors have contributed to Metropolitan’s success. In 2023, it restructured its human resources function into a new People, Performance and Culture team. This team focuses specifically on employee needs, well-being and fostering a high-performance culture. The company introduced HR Business Partners who address staff concerns and align HR strategy with business goals. 

Metropolitan also invested in training and development. It launched a dedicated Sales and Training Academy to improve employee skills and the client experience. Comprehensive induction programs, system training, product knowledge materials and regular assessments are provided. Coaching and team-building activities further support staff growth.

Offices play an important role in workplace satisfaction. In 2022, Metropolitan expanded its facilities to over 100,000 square feet across five locations in the UAE. The modern workspaces aim to provide optimal working conditions for employees as the company grows. Other initiatives like idea-sharing platforms and feedback surveys also engage staff and facilitate continuous improvements.

The rankings reflect Metropolitan’s commitment to developing a people-centric culture. With over 700 employees from 66 nationalities, an inclusive and supportive environment is crucial. The success also underscores the company’s vision to be recognised as the top real estate brokerage and employer of choice in the industry. Looking ahead, Metropolitan will continue strengthening HR programs and empowering its diverse workforce. This balanced approach to business growth and staff wellness positions the group for greater achievements. This initiatives may prove to be successful in near future.