Muslim professionals in the modern workplace
Why do we need a unique charter just for Muslim professionals? Muslims have unique needs in the workplace, such as:
Muslims pray 5 times a day, and 3 of the prayer times may fall during office hours. Employees must take a break and walk to the nearby mosque if a suitable prayer room isn’t available at work.
Before prayer, Muslims perform ablution (in which they wash parts of the body). Although ablution can be performed in a regular sink, it’s uncomfortable, messy and socially awkward.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk (between 15 and 16 hours), which can significantly adversely impact energy levels. Established remote or flexible-working adjustments can help maintain productivity and well-being.
Events & Socials
Despite the importance of networking and work socials, many Muslim professionals avoid attending such events as they do not attend places where alcohol is a primary beverage (pubs, bars, clubs etc.). This can adversely impact valuable team bonding, career progression and workforce integration.
Through partnering with MEC, we help you better understand how Islam translates into your workplace. In turn, helping you to create the right adjustments and implement appropriate facilities to ensure Muslim professionals can thrive in their careers without compromising their religious duties.
Benefits for Employers
As a MEC accredited employer:
Your brand will be able to attract the best Muslim talent on the market
You'll have productive and content Muslim employees
Lower attrition among Muslim employees
Increased well-being and morale among Muslim employees
A strong sense of inclusivity and belonging among Muslim employees
Working with us
When you partner with MEC, we want to make your journey to MEC accreditation as stress-free as possible. We provide an end-to-end service with all the necessary products, experts and resources to ensure a seamless transition to MEC accreditation.
Our partner journey map below outlines the process of MEC accreditation.