[UAE, NOV 11, 2016] –2500 employees representing 35 nationalities attended the event organized by EFS Facilities management EFS Facilities Services, a global leader in integrated facilities management services across the MENASA region, celebrated its third annual EFS Carnival event on 11th November 2016 held at the Kings’ School in Al Barsha, Dubai. The event was organized by EFS management to recognize the achievements of its employees, particularly its onsite staff working on client premises.
The carnival consisted of a series of fun filled activities featuring entertainment, games, races, competitions and raffle draws. The event was well attended by over 2,500 EFS office and onsite staff representing 35 nationalities, who were hailed by Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO, as “the cornerstone and foundation of EFS’ continued global success”. Seen here in the picture are 2,500 EFS employees showing the three-fingered salute Win, Victory and Love sign.
[UAE, OCT 19, 2016] –We are pleased to announce that EFS has been awarded the Leading FM Company of the Year at the 2016 Construction Innovation Awards. Congratulations to the EFS Family !!
[UAE, AUG 27, 2016] –CEO of successful business spread across 20 countries reveals that nurturing staff potential has been one of the cornerstones of the company.
If you care for your employees and treat them like family, you will not just have highly motivated employees who will take good care of your company, it will also help contribute to the employees’ and their families’ personal growth. This is the abiding belief of Tariq Chauhan, CEO of EFS Facilities Services, who puts it into practice every day for the benefit of his employees — more than 12,000 of them in 20 countries across the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia — who provide integrated facilities management services.
“When something [like work, for instance] takes me away from my family for five days a week, and that matters to me,” Chauhan told Gulf News. “So imagine what it must be for the workers who are away from their families for one or even two years,” he says. “It’s important that we create some kind of a support system for them and that would come from the company at a very nominal cost. This makes a huge difference to the company–employee relationship,” says Chauhan.
“We want them to see us as part of their family and not simply as their bosses or a company.” Guided by this belief, Chauhan and his team designed a programme for their employees that includes regular workshops on long-term financial planning, health, personal hygiene and grooming, setting life goals and objectives, besides building community and empathy, among other things. Part of their employee welfare programme is devoted to skills training and career progression to ensure that employees are moving up the ranks and are not stuck in their initial job roles for years on end.
“There is no rocket science here. They cannot buy homes unless until they grow. And for them to grow, you need to motivate them to grow.” Based on their in-house research, Chauhan said workers from countries like Philippines, India and Bangladesh would remit an average of Dh700 to maintain a family of four, which is a huge chunk of their salary. “What we have concluded in this exercise is, for 85 per cent of the people, to expect them [to] have savings is impossible, unless you show them the way of growth. “For example, I have one case of progression. A person who came to me as a supervisor is now the director for Dubai operations. His salary as a supervisor then was Dh4,000. Now he’s earning Dh65,000.”
Chauhan said they lay out goals for their employees and, once the employees see their goals, they get motivated to start working on them. “I have told them that all of them in five years’ time could dream of building a home if they start working, rising up into the progression.” Fortunately, Chauhan said EFS clients are supportive of their employee welfare initiatives. Gulf News met up with some employees whose successful career trajectory is clear to see.
Arian Shankar, 51, from India, started with EFS as a technician in 2001. For the last 15 years, he has been promoted five times and is now working as a coordinator. “I’ve built two houses in the last 15 years. I gave one to my younger brother while the other is where my wife and two kids are staying,” Shankar said. “We are happy to work here because the company is also helping us. We get increments and bonuses. We can also openly share our feelings with the management. They listen to us.”
[UAE, JUL 17, 2016] –Over a period of four years EFS will execute a managed asset replacement (life cycle) plan, combined with maintenance and operations of the common property areas of the development. The company will also operate a 24×7 help desk facility for tenants.
Over a period of four years EFS will execute a managed asset replacement (life cycle) plan, combined with maintenance and operations of the common property areas of the development. The company will also operate a 24×7 help desk facility for tenants. The agreement was signed by HE Hesham Al Qassim, Vice Chairman of Dubai Real Estate Corporation, and Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO of EFS, in the presence of other executives from both organization
The partnership with Dubai Real Estate Corporation comes at a time when the regional FM sector is seeing robust demand for organized facilities management services, EFS said in a statement. In part this demand signals an underserved and a fragmented market where only 20% of the facilities management sector is organised in comparison to 80-90% in mature markets.
According to a recent report released by consultancy firm, CREDO, FM contracts across the GCC will hit $66bn by 2020, up from $37bn in 2015. EFS believes the regional FM sector will grow exponentially in the coming years, as businesses in every sector are adopting integrated FM as a means of protecting their margins and enabling value generation with minimal outlay and risk.
[UAE, MAY 23, 2016] –The FM Expo 2016, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from May 23-25, is the region's largest gathering of FM services professionals, with over 150 exhibitors participating in the event.
EFS Facilities Services, a regional leader in delivering integrated facilities management services across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Turkey, today unveiled its comprehensive integrated Facilities Management services platform at the FM Expo 2016. Speaking on the sidelines of the FM Expo 2016, Tariq Chauhan, group chief executive officer, said: "The FM Expo 2016 is a milestone event for the regional FM industry and we are pleased to demonstrate our services and credentials to our peers and our multinational clients in the industry. The GCC FM industry is poised to touch $38 billion in value, according to a CREDO report endorsed by the MEFMA, with the UAE market expected to be worth $10 billion.
"We are pleased with the sustainable progress we've been able to achieve in the UAE, which is a core market for EFS Facilities Services. We are currently serving more than 300 clients globally and manage more than 250 millionsq.ft. of space with an industry leading 95 per cent client retention rate on the strength of our service delivery and asset longevity optimisation.
"We believe that our customisable services portfolio, which spans Integrated Facilities Management, Business Outsourcing, Infrastructure and Business Outsourcing, will prove to be a value added proposition for our clients. We look forward to cementing our position as the UAE's preferred Facilities Management partner, empowered by the region's most talented, motivated and skilled human resources."
The FM Expo 2016, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from May 23-25, is the region's largest gathering of FM services professionals, with over 150 exhibitors participating in the event. EFS Facilities Services, a gold sponsor for the FM Expo 2016, showcased its comprehensive suite of FM services that span over 75 service lines across 5 business verticals in 4 business sectors. -