Kuwait Finance House (KFH) CEO Mohammed Al-Omar welcomed the new 58 Kuwaiti employees who will start their first working day today. These employees who have recently graduated from universities and institutions will be distributed after passing a training program in various departments of the bank. This comes as a continuation of KFH’s 5 year old strategy of hiring and training Kuwaitis.
Moreover, Al-Omar added that KFH has become the destination of many graduates, due to several factors, such as KFH’s globalization and consecutive achievements in numerous fields, in addition to KFH’s interest in its employees, which was proven by being a school that graduated a pioneer generation in the Islamic banking industry. It is also worth noting that KFH operates in various fields, such as banking, investment, real estate, and finance in one working environment.
Al-Omar stated that 57% of the total KFH employees are Kuwaitis who contribute to the prosperity of the bank and its achievements. He explained that the top management which sets the objectives of the bank is 95% Kuwaitis. This cements the belief that the Kuwaiti employee is capable of working competently in the private sector, and that training him is a fruitful investment which will benefit the employee, bank, society, and assists the country in its development strategies, since the human being is its center point.
Furthermore, the CEO praised the KFH’s leading role in hiring Kuwaitis through enrolling them in an integrated 3 months training course, where the trainees receive more than 200 theoretical training hours, in addition to distributing them on various operating fields under the supervision of specialized trainers. After the training course is over, the trainees will be familiar with all the operations of the bank, and then each trainee will be assigned in a certain post that suits his abilities and character. Al-Omar added that since KFH is in need of distinguished employees, then it should work relentlessly to develop their abilities to match the bank and its clients’ ambitions and future plans.
It is worth noting that training the employee is a strategy that KFH has been eager to follow since its beginning, whether by hiring competent employees, or by continuously training and developing the abilities and skills of the employees. The CEO mentioned that executing the Human Resources strategy aims to achieving an environment that reinforces the employees’ loyalty towards the bank. Developing the skills of the employees is a global approach and is being followed worldwide to offer better services, high technology competitive products, and increase market share.