In a one-of-a-kind corporate event, the EFS Facilities Services Group held a meet-and-greet breakfast for its blue-collar employees to interact with the company management and provide a two-way platform for open feedback and communication.
Held at the EFS employee camp in Dubai on Friday, August 5, 300 employees attended the breakfast session, and Tariq Chauhan, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), reached out to the staff. There was even a raffle draw held, and one employee was the lucky winner of a return air ticket to his home country.
Calling the event an “an exciting opportunity”, Tariq said: “We continue our focus on employee outreach efforts in 2016 and remain a ‘people first’ organization.” Employees are the core asset of a facilities services organization like EFS, Tariq stated, attributing the company’s massive growth to its toiling employees.
The global EFS family today spans over 12,000 members from 30 plus nationalities. This breakfast session, now held every quarter, was previously a yearly event. Tariq initiated this new working link between the management and blue-collar employees. “We believe that the breakfast is an open forum – it’s a small token of our appreciation of the immense contribution made by our blue-collar workforce towards establishing the brand,” Tariq noted.
Arian Shanker, a 50-year-old employee, said: “I have worked with this firm for 16 years, and witnessed our CEO’s support; he ensures our concerns get heard.”
Another employee, Asad Raza, said: “After my first month here in Dubai, I wanted to quit and go back home. But I am glad that I decided otherwise and continued here. Now it’s been 3 years working at EFS.”