In recognition of its pioneering initiatives to empower the youth, Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, was named the ‘Organization of the Year for Youth Empowerment’ at the prestigious GCC GOV HR Awards 2021 held recently in Dubai in conjunction with the 9th Annual GOV HR Summit.
The award acknowledges Bahri’s pioneering efforts in youth empowerment, both within the organization and outside, and its keenness to address the aspirations, concerns, and interests of the youth, while providing them with opportunities to develop their capabilities. It also recognizes the effectiveness of the company’s recruitment strategy in employing young talent at all levels and its proactive steps to equip the youth with advanced competencies to enable them to become agents of change.
Commenting on the achievement, Hisham Alkhaldi, Chief Support Officer of Bahri, said: “We are honored to be awarded at yet another prestigious regional forum for our innovative and successful HR initiatives and programs. This award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to empowering the youth, enabling them to build successful and satisfying careers, helping them reach their full potential, and ensuring their efforts to the progress of the nation and the region. I thank all our team members for their contributions to this remarkable achievement that once again underlines our industry-leading position and excellence.”
Alkhaldi was also a speaker at the CHRO panel discussion held as part of the summit, which brought together experts from the government and the public sector to discuss human capital challenges and industry best practices. He shared his insights on the top HR trends and challenges in the Middle East region and the lessons learned from the pandemic. He also outlined Bahri’s proactive measures to ensure employee equality, promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and accelerate digital transformation in HR, besides explaining the steps taken by the company to improve employee engagement and satisfaction.
Thanking the organizers for the summit, Alkhaldi said: “I am honored to be a part of this major knowledge-sharing platform, alongside leading industry experts, to discuss the emerging trends and shape the best practices in HR. By sharing Bahri’s experience and expertise at prominent global and regional forums, we aim to deliver on our commitment to elevate the global standards of HR and promote the empowerment of the workforce.”
Bahri has been setting new examples in youth empowerment by regularly investing in training and development programs for its employees and actively promoting women’s empowerment and workforce diversity. The company also organizes regular training programs, workshops, and internships for young graduates and professionals in Saudi Arabia in line with the Kingdom’s efforts to develop national talent as envisioned by Saudi Vision 2030.