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TRA wins “Employer of the Year” award in MENA region

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TRA wins Employer of the Year award in MENA region
TRA wins Employer of the Year award in MENA region

(Dubai) – Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain was announced the winner of the “Employer of the year award” in the public sector for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) for the second year in a row.

TRA received the award at the 12th Human Capital Forum MENA which was held in Dubai on April 30th, where institutions and organisations from around the region came together to recognise excellence in Human Resource Management and discuss the latest trends and best practices in the field of HR.

“TRA prides itself on its dynamism and steadfast commitment to maintain an environment where employees are motivated and empowered to achieve, to be recognized for their efforts, and to grow within the organization.” Says Deputy General Director of TRA, Sh. Nasser Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, “It is a core aim of TRA to be an employer of choice, which we’ve pursued by adopting a culture of excellence, and building on this with innovation. This award firmly solidifies our claim.”

Factors largely contributing to TRA Bahrain’s selection as winner of this award included its being recognized and certified by the European Foundation for Quality Management, linking career development opportunities and succession planning with performance management reviews in a transparent manner, and providing an average of 200 hours of training and development per employee over the last three years.

“It’s truly an honor to receive this reward for a second year running amid challenging competition from our counterparts across the region.” Says Mr. Faisal Al Jalahma,Director of Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources “This is recognition that highlights the dedication the TRA strives towards in achieving excellence and is what makes the TRA an example to follow. Today we’ve not only proven our leadership and merit through this award but our ability to maintain our position among the ranks of our fellow professionals across the Middle East & North Africa. Our employees are some of the most talented people and we return our pride in them by facilitating an environment in which they can thrive and add the most value.” He said further

TRA won the award ahead of ASTAD, Qatar who came in second. Organized by Naseba, a UAE based global firm specializing in leadership consultancy, The HR Excellence Awards are all judged by an independent panel of experts against specific criteria for each category. The Employer of the Year in the Public Sector Award recognizes government entities for its commitment to supporting employees at all levels through talent retention, employer branding, learning and development, CSR activities, health and safety, and diversity and inclusion. Other participants in the HR AWARDS include large international firms and well recognized organizations from the region such as ORACLE, Riyad Bank, Al Ahli Bank, Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank and KPMG, among others competing in multiple award categories.

“We are pleased to recognize TRA as ‘Employer of the Year – Public sector’ for the second year in a row for its commitment to offering career development opportunities, growing leaders from within and promoting a culture of transparency. TRA is an organisation that cares deeply about its people and their growth, while promoting meritocracy and performance through fair reward and incentive practices. They serve as an example for other organisations looking to enhance their competitiveness through people management.”, Sophie Le Ray, CEO, Naseba.

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