Karachi, Pakistan: Pakistan Society of Human Resource Management (PSHRM), in partnership with the Engage Consulting, hosted the ‘Best Place to Work Pakistan Awards Gala 2023’ at Beach Luxury Hotel, celebrating 15 years of this initiative in Pakistan. The event, which witnessed participation from over 140 companies, marked a significant milestone in recognizing and celebrating workplace excellence.
The prestigious awards were based on anonymous survey data assessing employee experiences of belonging, alignment, growth, commitment, and navigating various challenges. This data-rich approach underscores PSHRM and Engage Consulting’s commitment to fostering exceptional workplace cultures.
Mr. Paul Keijzer, CEO of Engage Consulting, who took the stage to emphasize the vital importance of employee engagement and role of data driven approach in shaping workplaces of the future:
“We know that the most important factor in the success of the Best Place to Work Study of the past 15 years has been its credibility. The moment that you as an audience start doubting the process and the outcome, the Best Place to Work Awards lose its value. With that top of our mind, we take the integrity of our survey, the data, and the nominations of these awards very seriously.”
Paul Keijzer – Founder & CEO of Engage Consulting
Out of 52 awards distributed among diverse companies, the highlight of the event was when ‘Allied Bank’ bagging the main award of the night ‘Best of the Best Company 2023’.
DHL Express became the first company ever to receive the ‘Best Place to Work Pakistan Hall of Fame’ award. They won it for winning the Best of the Best Company award five consecutive times in a row.
Interloop joined the BPTW Awards Gala 2023 as Platinum Sponsor, EBM, Pakistan State Oil (PSO), Samsons Group of Companies as Gold Sponsors, Novo Nordisk, Allied Bank, The Talent Games as Silver Sponsors, and Syngenta, Bank Alfalah, Engro Fertilizers, Jubilee Life Insurance, S&P Global and Mashreq Global as Bronze sponsors.
In the noteworthy gathering, Mr. Ehsan Ali Malik, CEO of Pakistan Business Council, featured as a distinguished keynote speaker, who shared insights on the importance of fostering a conducive work environment.
Ehsan Malik – CEO of Pakistan Business Council (Keynote Speaker)
Following that, Mr. Jamal Nasir, President of PSHRM, talked about the legacy of Best Place to Work Pakistan Study and Awards and how it started back in 2008.
“The BPTW Study showcases the commitment of organizations to create a conducive workplace environment,” said Jamal Nasir. “I really do think that every organization who participates is a winner because it really shows how all those organizations are committed to creating a workplace which is really conducive for their employees.”
Jamal Nasir, President of PSHRM
Renowned actor and theatre director Mr. Omair Rana served as the event host, lending his charisma to the evening’s proceedings and ensuring a memorable experience for attendees.
Entertainment was not in short supply, with a captivating live music performance by the talented Natasha Baig and side-splitting comedy from the renowned comedian Shafaat Ali, who boosted the audience with his superb mimicry skills.
Natasha Baig (at bottom) – Omair Rana (on right top) – Shafaat Ali (on left top)
This year’s ‘Best Place to Work Awards’ witnessed an impressive increase in participation, with the number of company nominations surging from 250 to 300+ this edition. This growth underscores the rising commitment of organizations across sectors to prioritize their employees’ well-being and engagement.
PSHRM and Engage Consulting extend their heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and participants for their unwavering dedication and support to creating exceptional workplace environments.