June 2, 2021 banking

KIB attracts young Kuwaiti talents at virtual career fairs


KUWAIT: Kuwait International Bank (KIB) recently took part in the virtual career fairs that were held at the American University of the Middle East (AUM) and the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK); interactive events that were held via a dedicated digital platform that was accessible via the university websites or their social media accounts.

Speaking about the bank’s participation in these events, Feras Al-Darmi, Deputy General Manager at the Human Resources Department, said “Our participation in the fairs is reaffirmation of our efforts to continue attracting and retaining talented young Kuwaitis, as we continue to seek to nationalize our workforce and drive the younger generation towards careers in the Islamic banking sector. Our goal as an organization is to get the best talents on our team and then continue to foster and develop these talents with ongoing training and personal and professional development programs.”

Darmi noted that the idea for these two events comes very much in line with KIB’s push towards becoming more digital in everything that it does. “Taking part in these fairs allowed our human resources team to actively and directly engage with a slew of potential young talents and recruits, walking them through the application, interview, evaluation and hiring process.

In addition to live interviews on-site, our team was on hand to answer all inquiries and questions about the work culture at KIB and the various career opportunities the bank has to offer. Our human capital strategies at the moment are keenly focused on finding the right talents with the advanced skillsets and technological savvy needed to be able to deliver on a next-level customer experience,” added Darmi.

Darmi concluded his statement by noting that KIB currently has a clear strategy in place to nationalize its workforce and invest in the development of young Kuwaiti talents. He noted that the bank is always looking to up its national workforce quota, which rose to 73.14 percent in 2020 – in line with the regulations and directives of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK).

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