HSBC Bank Oman staff enhance skillsets at regional leadership development programme

April 16, 2014 1:44 pm

As part of its ongoing commitment to developing national talent, some of HSBC Bank Oman’s most promising Omani staff joined similarly high-achieving colleagues from HSBC in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE for a two-day Career Development Programme (CDP) workshop in Muscat.

Guided by a Career Development Specialist from the UK, the workshop taught leadership and networking abilities, as well as identifying challenges and problem solving techniques to enhance employees’ skillsets as they progress in their professional careers.

Ali Al-Abri, General Manager and Country Head of HR, said, “The CDP workshops form part of our Nationalisation Strategy, which is focused on developing and supporting local talent to help realise their full potential and effectively transform them into HSBC Bank Oman’s future leaders. All participating employees have been identified for their talent and dedication, will have the chance to learn from seasoned banking professionals from HSBC’s global network, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the Bank.”

He added, “The CDP has been specifically designed as a result of employee feedback from last year’s Global People Survey. We are confident that providing our Omani staff with stimulating learning opportunities will support their continuing development and contributions to HSBC Bank Oman, enabling them to grow personally and professionally.”

HSBC Bank Oman is committed to fostering and developing local talent through practical training and development initiatives. In 2013, the Bank delivered 6,500 classroom and e-learning training days to over 1,100 employees; a 60% increase from 2012. The Bank also increased the number of Omani senior executives in key strategic business areas demonstrating its commitment to providing clear career paths into management positions, in support of government plans for a sustainable well equipped Omani workforce. It also launched a new Omani Graduate Trainee Programme, recently welcoming its first trainees into the Bank.

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