Jun 15 2010
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88% of the Middle Eastern professionals vote for greener offices, according to latest Bayt.com poll
Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2010: A large majority of professionals in the region wish to witness a shift towards greener offices in their workplace, revealed a recent poll conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle East's number one job site. The poll found that an astonishing 88% of employees would prefer to work in greener offices, while only 10% said that it did not really matter to them.
The "Green offices in the Middle East" poll was conducted in order to assess the significance of environmental friendliness for companies operating in the Middle East. It also examined the environmentally friendly practices that are currently being put to use by employers and explored employee attitudes towards initiating greener offices in the region.
Among the key points addressed during the poll, 46% of the respondents said that they are greatly concerned with and interested about "green" issues, while only 8% said that they were not concerned at all. Interestingly, over a quarter of professionals surveyed (27%) revealed that they did not know enough about the subject.
"These findings show that professionals in the region do take actual interest in adopting environmentally friendly practices. However, many of them have never been introduced or exposed to such concepts, which is an issue that clearly needs to be addressed in the Middle East," stated Ataya.
when asked if working in greener offices would increase their origanisational loyalty, more than half of the respondents (52%) stated it definitely would as it would make them feel part of a greater noble cause.
Establishing environmentally friendly practices in the Middle East appears all the more urgent, since only 35% of the current employers actually make a conscious effort to foster such practices in the workplace- according to professionals surveyed-, while 30% don't bother at all. Alarmingly, only 4% of employers encourage recycling paper, while 30% choose not to adopt any form of environmentally friendly action.
Respondents were finally asked whether they were willing to take steps to promote a greener workplace in their company. While 69% expressed their sincere willingness, 20% of them agreed that they did not know where to start or how to incorporate such practices into their work environment.
Data for the 'Green offices in the Middle East' online poll series was collected between the period of April 16 and June 4 2010 with a total of 8506 respondents from across the Middle East. This and other Middle East human resources research is available online at www.bayt.com.
Bayt.com is the #1 job site in the Middle East with more than 30,000 employers and 3.75 Million registered job seekers from across the Middle East, North Africa and the globe, representing all industries, nationalities and career levels. Post a job or find jobs on Bayt.com today and access the leading resource for job seekers and employers in the region.
For further enquiries:
Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication
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Tel: +971 4 367 6275
Fax: 971 4 367 2615
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