Working in line with government directives in this regard, the bank recruited 110 Omanis in the course of 2018, with more than 30 per cent of them placed in mid to senior levels of management. Ahmed al Musalmi, CEO of Sohar International, stressed on the organisation’s technique to play a pivotal part in driving the national economy by means of empowering neighborhood talents.
He stated, “We are an organisation that is constructed on reaching achievement for people, communities and the nation. As a lot as it offers us immense pride to attract larger quantity of talented Omanis as we continue to develop into a planet-class top Omani service organization, our technique in this regard does not quit at escalating the numbers we go beyond recruiting to make sure sustainable improvement.
“We focus on nurturing local talents, building their skills and confidence, and helping them realise their full potential to become winners and positive players not only within the banking sector, but in the overall socioeconomic development of our country.”
During 2018, the bank delivered more than 160 coaching programmes in different disciplines to more than 1,300 staff, which includes in-residence, external and sponsorships of educational degrees, and covering more than 94 per cent of the total workforce in the organization.
Mahira Saleh al Raisi, AGM and head of Human Resources, stated, “Our commitment to Omanisation starts before recruitment, as we target Omani graduates and job seekers in various career and training exhibitions. For our staff, we have a dedicated Learning Center with many initiatives and programs to offer in-house and external training programs. Building a pool of talented Omanis across various levels doesn’t only reflect positively in the bank’s own performance, but also helps to inject more positivity and energy in the overall economy in the long run.”
In line with the bank’s concentrate, Sohar International not too long ago launched ‘Erteqa’a Plus’, a participant-centred six-month management expertise improvement programme for more than 100 of the bank’s employees. Delivered in partnership with Harvard Business Publishing, the initiative employs a blended strategy to corporate education, featuring on-line studying, sensible workout routines, perform-primarily based projects, and vital reflection and discussion sessions to enhance the effectiveness of the bank’s future managers in its drive for service excellence.
Complementing its workforce empowerment initiatives, Sohar International also launched ‘Tomohi’ a special a single-year internship system aimed at enhancing the employability of Omani college and university graduates. The programme kicked off in mid-2018 supplying the initial group of interns an substantial on-the-job coaching and exposure to the perform atmosphere.
Information Source: Muscat Daily