Mashreq Global Network earns top honours at GDEIB 2024

Mashreq Global Network (MGN) Pakistan, an innovation-led global excellence arm of Mashreq, has been awarded the highest-level recognition of ‘Best Practices’ in the categories of Recruitment and Work-Life Integration, Flexibility and Benefits categories at the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB) Awards 2024. The GDEIB awards, hosted by HR Metrics, recognise and encourage progressive organizations which use global DEI standards for sustainable financial, human resource and social performance.

MGN Pakistan’s strategic operating model of a distributed workforce (DWF) and work from home policy, has been key in optimizing its operations, enhancing employee efficiency and delivering world-class innovation for its clients. The ‘Work from Home’ policy has provided greater flexibility to employees with familial responsibilities and other personal commitments, which has in turn enabled the onboarding and development of a broader talent pool from across 26 cities in Pakistan. This has significantly improved work-life balance for employees, leading to increasing job satisfaction and productivity.

Sharing her thoughts, Sharmeen Niaz, Head of Mashreq Global Network Pakistan, said, “As an equal opportunity employer, we are deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. We ensure everyone is valued with respect, equality and dignity. Mashreq has invested significant resources and efforts in creating this environment. Our policies have enabled us to attract and retain more women in the workforce and its impact is well reflected in our diversity ratio of 43%, which is much higher than the average industry ratio in the country. The award is testament to the success of our comprehensive DE&I strategy that spans the entire employee lifecycle, from recruitment to retention and beyond.”

Mashreq’s dedication to championing gender equality stands as a beacon of hope for talented women across the world. Through pioneering initiatives like the global ‘Reignite’ programme, Mashreq is not only advocating for women’s participation, but is actively working towards creating a landscape where women emerge as trailblazers and leaders.

Mashreq’s aim is to build a strong merit-based ecosystem that empowers talented women through progressive policies, equal opportunity, flexibility, pay parity and respect for differences. 

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