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NBF’s HR Team recognised at the MENA HR Excellence Awards for the second consecutive year

“Best HR Team” Award reflects the team’s commitment to excellence in HR services

National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) announced today that it has been awarded first place in the “HR Team of the Year” category at the MENA HR Excellence Awards 2017 for the second time in a row. The coveted accolade recognises the efforts of the bank’s HR department in bringing new and innovative HR solutions to the bank’s employees and managers.

Held alongside the 12th Human Capital MENA Forum, the annual MENA HR Excellence Awards recognise leading HR professionals and organisations for excellence in their achievements over the past 12 months across the region.

This win is not NBF’s first award in this space but marks another milestone in its success journey. Over the years, the HR team has made significant progress in further engaging existing employees whilst developing its employer brand to attract new talent. In 2016, NBF won Best Employee Brand at the 2016 LinkedIn Talent Awards and was celebrated for Innovation in Employee Engagement in addition to receiving the Mark of Excellence for Nationalisation Initiative of Year at the HR Excellence Awards 2016. Earlier this year, the bank scooped ‘HR Team of the Year’ at the Gulf Employee Experience Awards 2017.

Testament to the HR team’s success, the reputable organisational consultancy Korn Ferry Hay Group put NBF amongst the top three banks in the GCC and amongst the group’s global list of “high performing companies”, which includes leading firms within the FORTUNE 500 and FTSE 100, in terms of employee engagement results. 

Commenting on this win, Vince Cook, CEO of NBF, said: “The award is a strong endorsement of the high levels of professionalism exhibited by NBF’s HR Team.  The team have brought several best HR practices into the bank which have contributed to creating a stimulating work environment for all our employees. In times of uncertainties and macroeconomic slowdown, it is reassuring to know that our most valuable resources are looked after by the region’s best HR professionals. We are proud that our employee wellbeing programme and flexible benefits scheme among others are truly world-class and ahead of many of our peers in the market. As such, I would like to congratulate the HR team for this great achievement.”

Abdulla Aleter, NBF’s Head of HR said: “The HR team works in partnership with the business to ensure that NBF is a great place to work, where talented professionals can thrive and grow. The continuous recognition we have received from regional HR platforms is testament to our commitment to delivering HR excellence. I would like to thank each and every employee for their contribution in making NBF an employer of choice in the UAE.”

About National Bank of Fujairah PJSC:

Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options and Shari’a compliant services. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.

NBF’s key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Rated Baa1/Prime-2 for deposits and A3 for counterparty risk assessment by Moody’s and BBB+/A-2 by Standard & Poor’s, both with a stable outlook, the bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol “NBF”. It has a branch network of 15 across the UAE.

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