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National Bank of Fujairah cements leading status as best employer brand with wins at the Gulf Employee Experience Awards and Tawdheef 2019

NBF scoops awards for the Overall Experience, Employee Engagement & Happiness, Employee Insight & HR Metrics and Best Emiratisation Initiative of the Year

National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC announced that it has received three accolades at The Gulf Employee Experience Awards in recognition of its outstanding HR management. Prevailing over stiff competition, the bank received the “Overall Experience” award for the best entry, “Employee Engagement and Happiness” award and the “Employee Insight and HR Metrics” award while ranking second in the “Employee Empowerment” award. Last week, the bank also received the “Best Emiratisation Initiative of the Year” award on the back of its participation at Tawdheef 2019, the region’s leading Emiratisation exhibition that focuses on recruitment and career development.

Commenting on NBF’s awards, Abdulla Aleter, Head of Human Resources at NBF said: “We are very thrilled to be maintaining a strong presence at the Gulf Employee Experience Awards as well as standing out at Tawdheef 2019 Abu Dhabi career fair.

One of our key focus areas is attracting and retaining the best talent in the market while ensuring a healthy mix exists across the bank. As such, diversity and inclusion have become guiding principles in our HR strategy in an aim to elevate the bank’s competitiveness by building a working environment that encourages the participation and contribution of all employees.”

“Our year-on-year recognition is testament to the dedication of all NBF employees who contribute to making the bank a great place to work. This continued success can be linked to our bolstered efforts in giving a voice to our employees and placing their feedback at the forefront of everything that we do. We are especially proud to be taking the “Overall Experience” award home for the second time in a row as it reflects our excellence across each category”, continued Aleter.

The Gulf Employee Experience Awards recognise and celebrate best practices in the delivery of an outstanding employee experience. The Employee Engagement and Happiness Award recognises a thriving and engaged workforce whilst the Employee Insight and HR Metrics Award underscores thorough engagement channels that promote employee feedback that are then translated into solutions and policies. Most importantly, the Overall Gulf Employee Experience Award is based on the entry that achieves the judges’ highest scores from each category.

The bank is also distinguished by its focus on Nationalisation initiatives having established a thought leader status in this area. The prestigious “Best Emiratisation Initiative of the Year” accolade by Tawdheef validates NBF’s efforts in this area and its continued focus on building a sustainable pipeline of Emirati leaders in the banking sector. 

As one of the leading employer brands in the UAE, NBF’s HR strategy has always focused on championing an enabling working environment that allows employees to thrive and reach their utmost potential. Employee engagement remains at the centre of NBF’s HR strategy as it creates better business outputs and builds a stronger financial performance. Critical to achieving this, the bank has provided a variety of listening channels for its employees to gain insights into their needs and requirements.

These awards are not NBF’s firsts in the space; in 2018 alone, the bank claimed The Nationalisation award, HR Team of the Year award and the Overall Gulf Employee Experience award. Moreover, the bank’s success was also recognised in another space at the Human Capital Forum MENA 2018 where it received “HR Team of the Year” for the third consecutive time and was awarded third place in the “Best Employer” category.


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 18 across the UAE.

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