Bank Sohar holds recruitment assessment sessions for Omani jobseekers

Roundup Tuesday 13/March/2018 19:01 PM
By: Times News Service
Bank Sohar holds recruitment assessment sessions for Omani jobseekers

Muscat: Bank Sohar recently conducted various assessment sessions for prospective Omani candidates seeking suitable positions within the bank.
These sessions reiterate the bank’s commitment towards supporting Omani youth in building a sustainable economic advantage for the Sultanate and following the decision of Council of Ministers on the provision of 25,000 jobs. Working with the Ministry of Manpower through the Meera recruitment platform, 83 candidates have completed the assessment exercise in four batches, out of which a considerable number have already been interviewed for varying positions within the organisation.
Using state-of-the-art internationally designed assessment tools with the highest standards of transparency and scientific-based approach, the assessment measures the general reasoning abilities of candidates in line with the requirements of the jobs they will be interviewed for.
Commenting on the assessments, Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi, chairman of Bank Sohar, said, “We are diligently working in line with government directives that aim to support and develop the national manpower reserves in every sphere of the banking industry. As a community-oriented bank, we have channelled substantial investments to not just supporting the national quotas for Omanistion but to also create fulfilling career opportunities for aspiring, talented Omanis. Stemming from such belief, we have recently also promoted Omani senior management to executive management positions subsequently witnessing them take on greater responsibilities within the bank.”
Candidates who have already passed the assessment phase are being interviewed for different positions within the bank where selected candidates will be provided with the opportunity to have and build a career with Bank Sohar with proper on-the-job training undertaking effective discharge of their roles and responsibilities, mainly in IT, HR, retail banking and corporate banking divisions.
Since the launch, Bank Sohar has been progressively engaged in career development by training employees and enhancing their skills and competencies on an ongoing basis. The bank’s commitment to Omanisation has yielded a 92% Omanisation in both conventional and Islamic banking. Several training programmes have been conducted by the bank’s in-house Training Centre in Qurum as well as externally through reputed local and international training institutes. Moreover, a large number of the bank’s employees enjoy support to further their studies in banking and financial studies in leading academic institutions enabling them to progress in their respective fields.