Benchmark human resources development initiatives gain momentum
Jadara, a unique management development programme launched by Bank Muscat to build a potential leadership pipeline, has gained momentum.
In step with its dynamic ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and commitment to partnership in development of Omani talents, the Jadara Management Development Programme launched in collaboration with Duke Corporate Education is one of the most ambitious initiatives by the bank to equip Omani employees with higher levels of professional competence and skills.
A group of 42 employees drawn from across the bank are associated with this programme. Future roles have been identified and each participant has been assigned challenging positions and put on an accelerated career path.
Reinforcing commitment to developing young Omanis and providing viable career options, the Jadara Programme is aimed at sustaining the bank’s top ranking as the employer of choice with better attraction and retention of Omani talent.
AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, said, “In line with the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said for a qualitative shift in national workforce, the bank is committed to providing career growth opportunities for competent employees and the Jadara programme is designed to further energise the bank’s human resources in its quest for greater achievements.”
The Jadara Talent Management programme is envisaged to serve as the platform for all future training and development programmes in the bank. Notably, the select group of employees chosen to undergo the special management development programme are also receiving training and mentorship by Management Team members.
The Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) is reckoned the premier global provider of customised leadership solutions. Duke CE has been ranked No. 1 in the world by the Financial Times and Businessweek for 12 years in a row (2003-2014), and among the top 3 education and training providers in the world for the past 15 years.
Bank Muscat has the distinction of outstanding leadership at all levels and has achieved 94 per cent Omanisation, giving priority for Omanis to occupy key positions. The bank’s human resources strategy is notable in maintaining gender diversity as 48 per cent of employees are women holding various positions, including senior management positions.
Bank Muscat reckons its competent people as key strength and is focused on equipping them to make vital contributions to the bank’s growth and success. The bank plays a prominent role in the development of Omani talent and is committed to investing in improving their skill and expertise.
The development of human resources is a priority in the bank which provides relevant educational and training opportunities to employees. The training and development programmes are carried out through specialised courses conducted by accredited training centers or through academic links with colleges, universities and leading training institutes at the regional and global levels. The dynamic ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and a set of benchmark values form the basis of a rewarding work culture in Bank Muscat.
Committed to gender diversity, Bank Muscat provides all support for women employees to realise their full potential in career and life. In keeping with its leadership position, the bank strives to set an example in all activities as the gender diversity initiatives go hand-in-hand with the progressive policies pursued by the government, stemming from the fact that nearly 50 per cent of Omani population comprises women.
Aimed at creating a sustainable future for the country, Bank Muscat provides excellent career opportunities and supports all major development programmes targeted at women, who are assuming more responsibilities and senior positions. The success stories of women employees prove that the bank has paved the way for a promising future to sustain achievements by women throughout the coming years.
Bank Muscat enjoys the distinction of being the best place to work and a great deal of this achievement is attributable to the healthy work-life balance maintained by employees, especially women. The bank remains committed to promoting the cherished Omani family values integral to social development in Oman.