Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) has launched new versions of “Ruwad” and “Massar”, the two career development programmes dedicated to supporting Emiratisation and development of young leaders in the bank.
The programmes feature a range of strategies that aim to qualify and prepare national employees in the bank to fill senior leadership positions, as well as to nurture and develop young talents. The launch ceremony was held at the bank’s headquarters in Sharjah in the presence of Mr Ahmed Saad, Deputy CEO of Sharjah Islamic Bank and a number of the bank’s officials and employees.
Massar, is a two to three year career leadership programme designed to engage employees in development learning core competencies necessary for effective leadership positions at Sharjah Islamic Bank. Each employee will be offered a senior position commensurate with his/her superior performance and skills as part of a development plan tailored to meet the needs of the bank and use the competence and qualifications of each trainer. Employees will be selected based on regular evaluations supervised by a number of mentors and experts who manage the programme.
In the same context, Ruwad is a specialised and intensive three-year training programme designed to engage employees in specialised skill development training to enable them acquire integrated banking experience and knowledge, giving them the opportunity to fill senior positions in the bank and its many branches in the UAE.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ahmed Saad, Deputy CEO of Sharjah Islamic Bank, said: “SIB is one of the first financial institutions to have founded a dedicated department for the development of national human resources and nurturing national creative talents by “recruitment, training, mentoring, and empowering” through our pioneering programmes that target employees, high school and university graduates, and students. Participants in our training programmes have proved their competence and efficiency and we are keen to further develop these programmes and attract more creative national talents to take on roles in the banking sector”.
Eman Jassim, Head of Human Resources Group at Sharjah Islamic Bank, said: “Our bank is committed to supporting the Emiratisation strategy and to develop national skills in terms of quality not quantity. The selection process for participants in the new editions of Ruwad and Massar are based on precise criteria. We will continue on in this direction as we are preparing to launch a new edition of the Kawader programme soon”.
Massar program is dedicated to develop skills of national employees and prepare them to fill leadership positions at the bank, and has graduated 6 new national talents in leadership positions in 3 editions since its inception. Massar’s graduates are performing their work efficiently at the branch management positions of the bank. Ruwad has prepared 13 employees over 4 editions since its inception. Ruwad’s graduates demonstrated excellent capabilities and have positively contributed to develop the overall performance of the bank and proved the significant contribution of national talents to the success of banking industry.
Originally published on www.ameinfo.com