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30 July 2018

Dubai Islamic Bank celebrates next generation of leaders

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  • Bank’s High Potential employees successfully completed 15 month development program.
  • The High Potential Employee Development Program was launched in 2015 under the umbrella of talent management initiative “Masaar”.

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, announced the bank’s recent graduation ceremony for its high-potential employees who successfully completed a 15 month long development program. The ceremony was held recently at the Business Village Conference Centre, Diera, in the presence of the bank’s top management. 

The High Potential Employee Development Program (HiPo) was launched in 2015 under the umbrella of Masaar – the bank’s Talent Management initiative, and has since put more than 80 employees on the path to becoming future leaders.

A bank-wide strategic HR initiative, the program is designed to provide employees that have demonstrated a high level of skill and talent in their roles,  career development opportunities while cementing a sustainable pipeline of leaders capable of supporting DIB’s ongoing business growth. The program identifies employees across different levels and departments who not only display commitment to the business but also the drive, passion and intent for future leadership roles. The program’s objective is to ensure these employees are recognised and provided with the right development opportunities at an early stage, in order to nurture their personal and career growth. This is achieved through world-class structured development programs, mentoring and coaching exercises especially designed for the employees.  The graduates consist of employees with significant potential to grow from junior and middle management across departments, nationalities and gender.  

Commenting on the significance of this employee development initiative, Obaid Al Shamsi, Chief of Human Resources & Administration, DIB, said: “The High Potential Development Program forms a key part of our ‘Total Reward’ model which is yet another significant part of DIB’s comprehensive ‘Employee Value Proposition’ offered to our employees. It is designed to ensure the bank continually identifies future leaders earlier in their career. To ensure we succeed in this endeavor, we have considered a methodical development journey that provides the talent pool with access to leadership programs, experience on key strategic projects, executive coaching, mentorship, and exposure to advice from senior management. We believe this robust process will help us build greater internal capability, retain top talent, and drive high employee engagement levels.”

Mr. Al Shamsi added; “In line with this, we recently celebrated the graduation of our high-potential class of 2017-18. The ceremony recognizes all graduating employees who have displayed the drive and zeal in completing the journey. These employees have successfully completed the program, which was implemented in accordance with our Talent Management framework and the bank’s strategy.”

To know more about DIB’s training programs, please visit: www.dib.ae/work-with-us