Tue, 24 January 2023
Al Rashid Group, a division of Landmark Group, the pioneering omnichannel retailer and hospitality leader in the region, has won in the category for the “Best Talent Management Strategy” at the inaugural Future Workplace Awards 2022 for its impactful work on people management.
Al Rashid Group was among only two Middle Eastern organisations, to take home an award this year, competing alongside several international conglomerates. The entries were evaluated as part of a rigorous process by an international panel of independent industry experts and Future Workplace Awards senior analysts.
The award recognises Al Rashid Group’s people-centric Retail Talent Strategy, which lays emphasis on a people-first approach. The three programmes, Ertiqaa, Store Manager Development Programme and Supervisor Development Programme, are guided by the strategy and allow employees to advance through the company's retail Career Paths thereby building a dependable and strong talent team across the company.
"The award is a testament to Al Rashid Group’s dedication of enabling its people to reach their full potential," said Sandeep Narain, Territory Head of The Al Rashid Group. "We believe that empowered and engaged employees will enable our Group to fulfill its missions and deliver excellence to our customers through our efficient operations."
Commenting on the win, Priya Ranjan, Chief Human Resources Officer of Landmark Retail, added: “At Landmark Retail, we have always believed in partnering in our employees’ growth. While developing the Retail Talent Strategy, our aim was to create a comprehensive plan with a systemic approach to maximising the potential of our human capital through coaching, mentoring, and structured on-the-job learning initiatives. We are proud of the achievements of the team who have worked hard to cultivate a synergised talent pool that will steer the company within a dynamic local and regional landscape.”
Employee development is central to Landmark Group's strategy, which places people and talent development at the heart of its values. Last year Landmark Group held 11 employee training programs, each of which has received the industry-renowned Brandon Hall Excellence Award for successful deployment and tools that achieve measurable results.