KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Gulf Bank announced that its General Manager for Human Resources, Salma Al-Hajjaj has won the prestigious Asian HR Leadership Award. The award was presented at a gala dinner ceremony on Oct 6, 2015, at Taj Dubai, UAE. The event was hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, Stars of the Industry Group, and the non-profit human resources group CHRO Asia.
The Asian Leadership Awards recognize outstanding business leaders and organizations for their commitment to excellence, developing best practices, and innovative strategies. Within their awards are specific HR Leadership Awards that are presented to individuals who and organizations that have surpassed several levels of excellence and are role models and exemplary leaders.
The criteria and competencies benchmarked include: strategic perspective; track record; future orientation; ability for sustainability; integrity and ethics; and impact of human resources to its organization. The process of selection is as follows: first individuals and organizations are selected from a pool of nominees for the shortlist by the above mentioned organizations. Then, a jury of esteemed senior leaders, researchers, academics, and business leaders select the winners.
Upon receiving the award, Al-Hajjaj said: “I am honored to receive this prestigious award and for the recognition it signifies. The human resources team at Gulf Bank is dedicated to delivering the highest level of service and this award reflects its hard work, commitment, and effort.
Al-Hajjaj added: “At Gulf Bank we know human capital is our most valuable asset. We place great emphasis on the training and development of Kuwaiti nationals through HR’s learning and development department, by producing customized training programs for personal and career development. We understand that to successfully develop and retain the best talent, we must create a culture that offers employees the right opportunities for further development and growth, and this is exactly what we are doing. We are pleased to have these efforts recognized on the international level.”
Gulf Bank continually seeks to be innovative, to raise standards, and to set benchmarks for banking excellence in the region. The bank is frequently honored with influential awards and accolades, to learn more visit the Bank’s website at: www.e-gulfbank.com.kw.