National Bank of Fujairah bolsters commitment to Emiratisation at Fujairah Career Fair

May 13, 2014 3:11 pm

National Bank of Fujairah continues to make its presence felt through national recruitment platforms such as this week’s Fujairah Career Fair, reiterating its commitment towards being the employer of choice in the country and cultivating talent for leadership roles within the bank and in its home Emirate.

The bank builds on its presence at the career fairs in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah from earlier this year, underscoring the importance placed by NBF in engaging the nation’s youth and understanding their career aspirations.

At the side-line of the career fair, Abdulla Aleter, NBF’s Head of HR said: “Platforms ranging from our successful management trainee programme and career development platforms for fresh graduates and existing staff respectively, to specialised courses such as an advanced credit risk management training programme conducted jointly with Fitch Learning for a third of the bank’s employees, underscore our belief that the best results can be achieved if we align the growth plans of the bank with the future of our human capital.

Highlighting NBF’s position as one of the leading employers in the country, in a recent survey conducted by global management consultancy Hay Group, staff at NBF also exhibit satisfaction and engagement levels that are ahead of the banking sector in the GCC and on par with, if not ahead of, many high-performing global organisations. This is particularly significant when the bank is benchmarked against bigger multinational banks, with considerably more resources for HR development. The report also showed that traditional areas of concern – fairness in pay and promotions, training opportunities – are seen as less of an issue, with staff acknowledging that NBF has done well in these aspects, and that Emirati and Expat engagement is also better at the bank compared to many other companies within the UAE.

Commenting on the bank’s commitment in this area, Vince Cook, NBF’s CEO added: “We strongly believe in constantly investing in our human capital through a holistic approach focusing on training and development, staff recognition and employee welfare. Our focus on this area is indicative of our commitment to becoming an employer of choice and platforms like the Fujairah Career Fair allow us to connect with some of the brightest talent in the country.