Posted on September 18, 2014

QNB, One of the World’s Strongest Banks, has convened the first ever gathering of its international HR professionals to a special Conference held at QNB Offices at Al Mathaf Tower in Doha. As part of its commitment to fulfill its vision to become a Middle East and Africa (MEA) icon by 2017, the purpose of the event was  to discuss innovative and relevant best practice Human Capital solutions across a range of relevant subject matters.

Attending the two days Conference were QNB Country Human Resources Managers drawn from 13 different countries and from across a number of bank subsidiaries such as QNB AlAhli, QNB Tunisia and CBI in Dubai.

A key component of the Conference was the discussion around the important subject of Talent Management. As both a leading “Employer of Choice” and the biggest bank in Qatar, it is important that QNB has a coordinated and quality performance approach towards retaining and attracting top talent in an ever increasing competitive marketplace. The Conference discussed this matter in great detail and HR professionals from across the QNB Group agreed that the subject of career development remained an essential deliverable for QNB Human Resources.

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Commenting upon the success of the Conference, General Manager - Group Human Capital Yousef Al-Othman said: “Given the expanding International footprint of the QNB Group, it is essential that the important subjects of Talent Management and Career Development continue to be at the forefront of our Human Capital strategy. This Conference is an important step in developing a quality and consistent approach to these matters and we are delighted to have hosted such an important International HR gathering here in Doha”.

QNB Group provides a range of career development opportunities, such as the Ambassador Program, launched in 2011, to improve and evolve individual capabilities and skills. The Ambassador Program was launched within the framework of Talent Management and Qatari Leadership Development agenda. The aim of the program is to expose high potential Qatari employees to the international banking environment so that they can develop best international practice leadership competencies and skills.

Program participants are seconded to QNB international branches of a period of 12-24 months. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will return to QNB in Qatar and they will assume leadership positions as per agreed Executive Development Plan (EDP). Through its dedicated Learning and Development Centre QNB continues to engage its employees in on-line learning, face to face workshops and varied work assessments, in collaboration with global companies specializing in performance improvement.