Kuwait Finance House (KFH) is participating in two virtual career fairs organized by the American University of Middle East (AUM) and the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK(, through a specialized digital platform that can be accessed by logging into the two universities' websites or through their Instagram accounts.
Group Chief Human Resources Officer at KFH, Zeyad Abdullah Al Omar said that KFH`s particpation confirms the efforts it exerts on acquiring and qualifying the national talents in favor of nationalization and encouraging young people to join work in the private sector, with distinction in an effort to develop skills and refine experiences according to international standards.
He added that, throught the fairs, a specialized HR team at "KFH" will conduct virtual job interveiws and answer job seekers’ queries and educate them on KFH’s sectors and departments and nature of work in the private sector.
Awards for job replacement and Kuwaitization
As a pioneer in attracting and developing human resources, refining their skills, and establishing distinguished banking cadres, Al-Omar explained that KFH has won several awards in the field of job replacement and localization, including the “top private sector recruiter for national talents” award from the Public Authority of Manpower, stressing KFH's keenness to give Kuwaitis the opportunity to build distinct capabilities and expertise in various sectors, as KFH includes multiple fields of work, such as banking, commercial, real estate, investment, information technology, and others.
Al Omar said that KFH ranked first among banks and private sector as top Kuwaitization destination as it has the largest number of Kuwaiti employees. This confirms its successful strategy to build and qualify national competencies and excellence in terms of local labor and Kuwaitization ratio as citizens made up 97 percent – 99 percent of new hires in recent years, most of them fresh graduates.
Al Omar said that KFH made notable progress in adopting digitization in personal job interviews, assessment, recruiting and training to determine the skill and professional level of candidate on one hand, and the personal side on the other, while conducting the reports and analysis to gauge the candidate`s competence.
He confirmed that KFH was a pioneer in launching Forsa program for outstanding Kuwaiti employees and delegated a group of its outstanding Kuwaiti employees to Silicon Valley in the USA to enhance their innovative digital mindset and creativity in digitization, IT, FinTech, AI, blockchain and cybersecurity.
Al Omar added that Forsa Program includes advanced training programs, workshops and field visits to the largest and most prominent global technology firms such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Ripple, among others. The employees also visited laboratories of digital transformation in prominent American universities such as the University of Berkeley in California, as well as the Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, BNP Paribas and other international institutions and prestigious FinTech companies.
He pointed out that Forsa Program with its rich content comes in line with KFH directions and its strategic plans to reinforce its leadership in digitization, which has become essential in its various activities and business, and to embrace national talents, upgrade their professional level and refine their skills according to international standards.
It is worth noting that the ACK`s career fair continues until May 27, while the AUM`s career fair continues until May 25. The two virtual exhibitions are witnessing a large turnout from university students who wish to join the KFH family, as well as those interested in learning about the opportunities available to them to join the banking industry.