The Best Workplace for Women
Work environment at Partners for Good, we believe in the importance of creating a better working environment for employees. We are extraordinarily proud to become the first work place in Jordan to be certified as a Great Place to Work and the first NGO in the MENA region to be certified with the highest rank for 2020 – 2021. Through this achievement, Partners for Good aims to
spread the importance of creating a work environment where the employees are respected and empowered, and where their abilities, innovation, hard work and perseverance is recognized and appreciated.
Although Jordan is home to the highest rates of female education in the Arab World, at 25% female unemployment Jordanian women also have the lowest rates of economic participation in the Arab World.
Partners for Good revealed the central reasons behind female unemployment gap in Jordan:
- A culture that predominantly rejects the idea of working females
- A plethora of legal and regulatory gaps
- Poor work Environments for women
It takes time to develop the culture and the community behavior toward female employment, and many of the regulatory gaps has been covered by previous initiatives. However, the last factor has yet to be recognized and rectified.
To address this issue, Partners for Good is launching the Jordanian edition of Best Workplaces for Women. This ranking system is designed to recognize, certify and rank accordingly the workplaces which offer a safe, welcoming and comfortable work environment for females. To implement the program, Partners for Good have signed a partnership agreement with the original Great Place to Work organization to employ their advanced solutions and tools which came as a result of more than 30 years of experience in the field in 62 countries, across 5 continents around the globe.
This paradigm ranking system came out of focus group discussions with relevant stakeholders to assess obstacles deterring women from economic participation. In the Jordanian sphere, being able to enhance women’s participation in the labor market will increase their economic contribution as well as help to reduce the economic loss from not investing in the employability of women in Jordan.
The development efforts for creating this ranking system will survey employees electronically, then submitted surveys will be analyzed, and after that eligible companies will be certified and recognized as The Best Workplace for Women in Jordan. This ranking system will occur annually to encourage the continuous development and improvements of Jordanian working places for women. This will create a competitive environment for businesses, as well as upgrade and improve their standards to promote female employment, given that Jordan has one of the lowest female employment participation rates in the world.
To implement the program, Partners for Good have signed a partnership agreement with the original Great Place to Work organization to employ their advanced solutions and tools which came as a result of more than 30 years of experience in the field in 62 countries, across 5 continents around the globe.
The Impact of the Program Employees (Males and Females)
- An environment where they feel they are respected and treated fairly
- Raise the pride and the sense of belonging and team spirit
- Create a female-friendly environment
- Empower competent workers and support creativity
- Equal opportunities and equal rights
- Promote Leadership Opportunities for women
- Fair job performance and development evaluation
- Personal Safety and enhancing quality of indoor facilities
- International accreditation
- Work on the strengths and weaknesses
- Increase team productivity and pride
- Sustainable development
Our Hopes for the Future
The Best Workplaces for Women ranking system hopes to help improve women’s productive efficiency and highlight their skills and abilities which can be achieved by offering a safe workplace that values their contributions. Helping women achieve this will hopefully have positive ripple effects throughout the Jordanian society.