Sarah Tabet, Head of Human Resources, Middle East Hub, Siemens Energy
December 4, 2023
3 min read

Our people fuel sustainability

In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, we attract talent looking for work with purpose. They are drawn by our decarbonization activities but also by our culture that promotes collaboration, diversity, career progress and creativity as we strive to make a great place to work.

Sarah Tabet, Head of Human Resources, Middle East Hub, Siemens Energy

Employees want to know how they add value and what’s the driving purpose for them and the company. 

Sarah Tabet

Head of Human Resources, Middle East Hub, Siemens Energy

If there’s one thing above all others that employees are looking for in a company today, it’s purpose. They want to know that the job they are doing, or will do, is making a positive difference in the world. 

That makes hiring even easier at Siemens Energy because a big part of our work is focused on decarbonizing along the energy value chain. In fact, our sustainability story is sometimes an even bigger factor among prospective talent than our position as a leader in the field.  

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“Employees want to work in a culture where they can be themselves and be creative,” says Sarah Tabet, Head of Human Resources, Middle East Hub, Siemens Energy. “Employees want to know how they add value and what’s the driving purpose for them and the company. They want interesting work development opportunities in a safe and pleasant environment where people care and where they can make a difference to society.” 

Our leaders help shape this culture by being humble and focused on the development of others, by working in collaboration with others, and by igniting change – change toward an ever greener and more inclusive world. And our employees are proud to work for a company focused on reducing CO2 emissions. It’s an important part of the benefits and values that make up our employee value proposition (EVP), but not the only part. 

Sarah Tabet, Head of Human Resources, at Siemens Energy’s Middle East Hub knows what employees are looking for: development opportunities in a safe and pleasant work environment.

Offering interesting career development opportunities in an environment where people care is a key requirement for attracting talent, says Tabet.

Colleagues dicuss the importance of creativity and personal value at work, Siemens Energy, Dubai, UAE

Employees want to work in a culture where they can be themselves and be creative. 

We belong together

Sustainability isn’t just about the environment – it’s also about people and how we do business. Which is why diversity and inclusion at Siemens Energy is not a “nice to have”. It’s an absolute business requirement. Diversity not only helps companies attract and retain employees, it’s also crucial to delivering truly innovative solutions in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). For example, we focus on improving our gender diversity across the Middle East by partnering with universities who promote women engineers or women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to attract and develop young potentials into Siemens Energy.   

Our employees hail from, and work in, countries with diverse environments, cultures, laws and regulations. This requires our HR teams to develop a deep understanding of the uniqueness of each market, and adjust and adapt our policies and practices as required. Across all these diverse markets, our employee value proposition helps us attract and retain the talent that allows us to be innovative, agile and versatile enough to achieve our environmental, social and economic sustainability goals – both today and far into the future. 

Sustainability at Siemens Energy

We have made significant progress towards our sustainability targets and continue to improve our sustainability performance.

Combined picture and video credits: Gleb Osipov