Dubai ruler: Government employee satisfaction ‘too low’

6 Aug 18

The ruler of Dubai has said the results of a government employee satisfaction survey are “unacceptable” and must be improved within six months.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai, said he was disappointed in the findings of the survey, which showed that five entities within the federal government scored 60% employee satisfaction.

The report covered 40 federal government bodies, some of which received a high employee satisfaction rate of 93%, he said.

But speaking of the five entities that scored the lowest he said: “This is unacceptable. Employee satisfaction is the key.

“We have given the directors of these bodies a six-month grace period to change their work environment. A government’s most precious capital is its employee,” he added.

The Dubai government issued new regulations this month that include wider benefits for its employees, including more leave, promotion opportunities and the option to work remotely.

The annual leave was increased from 22 days to 25 days for those in higher positions and from 15 to 18 for those in a lower grade.

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