National Bank of Fujairah Claims Multiple Accolades at the Gulf Employee Experience Awards

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Published February 11th, 2018 - 09:33 GMT
The bank prevailed over stiff competition retaining the award for the “HR Team of the Year” and taking home the “Nationalisation Award”, and the “Overall Gulf Employee Experience Award”.
The bank prevailed over stiff competition retaining the award for the “HR Team of the Year” and taking home the “Nationalisation Award”, and the “Overall Gulf Employee Experience Award”.

National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC announced that it has received three accolades at The Gulf Employee Experience Awards in recognition of its tireless efforts at creating a positive and stimulating working environment. The bank prevailed over stiff competition retaining the award for the “HR Team of the Year” and taking home the “Nationalisation Award”, and the “Overall Gulf Employee Experience Award”.

Commenting on NBF’s awards, Abdulla Aleter, Head of Human Resources at NBF said: “We are thrilled to have received these three awards. All credit goes to the NBF leadership team, managers and employees for their combined commitment to our goal of creating the best working environment. The recognition we continue to receive from prestigious Industry award platforms is testament to our commitment to delivering HR excellence. We are looking forward to continuing this throughout 2018 and making NBF the employer of choice for banking professionals.”

The Gulf Employee Experience Awards recognise and celebrate best practices in the delivery of an outstanding employee experience. The Nationalisation award recognises initiatives to employ Emiratis in critical roles while the HR Team of the Year is awarded for the organisation that has led, coordinated and delivered a great employee experience. Of greatest significance is the Overall Gulf Employee Experience Award which is based on the   entry that achieves the judges’ highest scores from each category.

NBF’s HR strategy focuses on ensuring that the bank sustains a culture and working environment where employees can excel. Over the last 12 months the focus for the bank's HR team has been to deliver an outstanding employee experience by introducing new and innovative HR services. These include the launch of an e-learning platform to provide all employees with the highest quality mobile training that is easily accessible as well as the introduction of individual development plans to ensure solid professional development for all employees.

The bank has also continued its commitment to the economic development of the UAE and home emirate of Fujairah by paying particular attention to recruiting, training, developing and retaining UAE nationals. Consequently, the bank achieved an Emiratisation ratio of 42.36% over the last year. Its employee engagement results have also improved year-on-year.

These awards are not NBF’s firsts in the space; in 2017, the bank was awarded first place in the “HR Team of the Year” category at the MENA HR Excellence Awards 2017 for the second time in a row. In addition, the organisational consultancy Korn Ferry Hay Group awarded the bank the accolade of “Outstanding Employer” in the Middle East at the Korn Ferry Employee Engagement Awards for its increased levels of engagement achieved over the last 7 years leading improvements in the bank’s customer service and financial performance. In 2016, NBF won “Best Employee Brand” at the LinkedIn Talent Awards. The bank was also singled out for its efforts in terms of “Innovation in Employee Engagement” in addition to receiving the “Mark of Excellence for Nationalisation Initiative of the Year” at the HR Excellence Awards 2016.

Background Information

National Bank of Fujairah

National Bank of Fujairah was established in 1982 in the Emirate of Fujairah. Its key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah and the Government of Dubai. It is primarily a Corporate Bank with strong Trade Finance expertise, growing Retail Banking activities and a rapidly establishing franchise in Wealth Management and Commercial Banking.

National Bank of Fujairah intends to deepen its product range over the next few years by selectively expanding its Retail Banking services while continuing to build its Corporate and Commercial Banking services. The existing branch network stands at 12 in different Emirates.

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National Bank of Fujairah Building
Hammad Bin Abdullah Street,
PO Box 887
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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+971 (0) 9 222 4516
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