The UAE-based Gulf Business Machines (GBM), an ace Digital solutions provider in IT infrastructure and IT business solutions, has been awarded one of the Best Places To Work For in Bahrain. GBM, in partnership with IBM, ventured to develop and organize effective and relevant technologies to enable augmented business outcomes for their clients and work for the advancement of society in the region.

Best Place to Work For is an HR certification program accredited to organizations practicing the highest standards of excellence in the working condition category. This program intends to offer employers an opportunity to get insight into employee engagement and satisfaction at the workplace. The program honors employers who deliver excellent work experience with the maximum standards regarding working conditions.

Abdulla Ishaq, General Manager Bahrain, said that their people are their greatest asset, which is reflected by achieving the highest score of 91% for the Best Place to Work for the category in Bahrain. He said that they value their outstanding employees and reward them for achieving their targets. He added that they continue to develop their employees’ soft and technical skills with the latest technological trends. Abdulla believes that establishing a happier and positive workplace is transmitted daily to customers for the past 30 years of the GBM journey regionally.

Feras Almajed, HR Vice President, remarked that the accreditation came on 30th Anniversary since the inception of GBM in Bahrain in 1990. He rejoiced that they are recognized as one of the Best Places to Work. He expressed the pride that this recognition affirms their status as an employer of choice within their industry and further confirms their position as the leading digital solutions provider in the region. He added that their colleagues believe that the HR portfolio aptly rewards their contribution, takes care of their well-being, equips them with tools for their constant development, and enables them to support the clients as they prepare the business for tomorrow. 

Hamza Idrissi, Program Manager for Bahrain, said that The Best Places to Work certification highlights successful companies in Bahrain that are going above and beyond to keep their workforce engaged even in a challenging period. 


Best Places To Work is an elite HR certification program that certifies and recognizes leading workplaces worldwide, having 60 countries. Best Places To Work Program offer Organisations a platform to exhibit themselves among the employers of choice by implementing a rigorous assessment methodology besides a framework that reflects the new trends in the workplace. The proprietary assessment analyses a company’s appealing factor through a two-step process focusing on 8 Workplace factors, including culture, leadership, opportunities for growth, and people practices. Under the employee satisfaction survey, the program conducts an HR assessment focusing on HR practices implemented in the organization against the global people framework standard.

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About Gulf Business Machines

GBM is a global provider of digital infrastructure, digital business solutions and security services. It was established in partnership with IBM, and since inception in 1990 the companies together have evolved their relationship to fulfil the ever-increasing demands of the ICT market. As a key player and enabler for the advancement of society, Information and Communications Technology has been the foundation upon which business thrive. The increasing influence of the ‘Smart City’ ecosystem demands complex IT systems and GBM and IBM has been working closely to develop and deploy effective, related technologies over recent years. GBM also worked in collaboration of Cisco portfolio in 1999. GBM presently holds both the Master Collaboration and the Master Security Specializations from Cisco, the only partner across Gulf to be awarded these distinctions.

GBM’s holds 1,200 professionals working across an array of market sectors, including: e-Government, Banking and Finance, Telecommunications, Retail and Oil & Gas. GBM is now operating from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, as well as in Pakistan.

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