In line with its vision and mission to create a market-leading workforce, the National Bank of Oman (NBO) has launched its new employee-focused HiPotential ID program. The first phase of assessments under the program was carried out through an assessment center, where employees of the bank, including its Islamic bank counter, Muzn, were subjected to a series of assessments and interviews. in line. Based on their results, a pool of “high potential” candidates has been identified, who will then receive personalized development plans that will chart their continued progress and develop them for their professional growth. In the next batch of evaluations, the bank will target additional employees.
“Our people are at the heart of what we do and are our most important assets, and as such we have always strived to help them achieve their development goals. The Assessment Center has been designed using industry best practices and strengthens our efforts to identify, prepare and develop a leadership pipeline from within, ”said Nasser Al Hajri, COO at NBO . “We have a huge talent pool at the bank and we are committed to equipping them with the tools and techniques to be able to contribute to a workforce that is empowered, engaged and ready for the future, while also opening up greater opportunities for them. opportunities in the future. “
The HiPotential Identification program is one of many strategic interventions launched as part of the bank’s commitment to create and maintain a strong performance-based culture. Recently, the bank also joined the national Etimad initiative to train Omanis for middle and senior management positions. Meanwhile, its in-house training arm, the Academy of Excellence, has been helping its employees achieve their professional goals for over 10 years, with a number of training courses, programs and internship opportunities.