Sunday, 26 November 2017

The Kanoo Group leads ‘Transition to Management’ forum to cultivate a high-performance culture

Dubai, UAE: What could be more important to a company’s long-term well-being than the cultivation of its future leaders? The Kanoo Group addressed this crucial topic by organising the ‘Kanoo Future Leaders: Transition to Management’ forum attended by 60 team leaders and executives across The Kanoo Group in the UAE, which was held on 30th October until 1st November 2017 at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Dubai.
The leadership forum spearheaded by the HR Team was conducted with the aim towards creating a leadership and discipline culture through a systematic approach in managing the performance of organisations, teams and individuals, thus providing the road map for sustaining a high-performance culture.

The three-day Transition to Management workshop was divided into three batches, with 20 participating employees each day from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM.
See also: The Kanoo Group launches new fully integrated HR solution
As the Resource Speaker for the entire course, Matt Cooper-Bradfield, Head of HR - UAE & Oman, said, “Achieving sustainable growth requires a commitment from each and every one of us to build a culture that can adapt to ongoing changes in a competitive environment. A high-performance culture requires setting clear expectations, creating a trusting environment, defining employees' roles, and encouraging employees' growth and development.” 

He also underlined the significance of strengthening the company’s core values: Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative and Accountable.

The first half of the course defined the purpose and roles of a Manager, Risk Assessment and Management, and High-Performance Culture and its key elements. The second half detailed the different Leadership Styles using the principles of Kurt Lewin, Eric Berne (Transactional Analysis) and John Adair (Action Centre Leadership), its advantages and disadvantages.

The employees also gained insights about some of the fundamental elements of business success with topics such as Performance Discussions and Team Development by managing organisational & individual performance and development.

Further, the conference served as a platform for the participants to speak up, interrupt, ask and engage, as well as discuss the present team management fears and challenges, and how to continuously raise the bar and increase leadership capability at all levels as an individual, and as a team. 

About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: / 

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The Kanoo Group

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Kanoo Group launches new fully integrated HR solution

UAE: The Kanoo Group recently implemented its new HR management system, MenaITech, in order to better serve its employees, with improved capabilities and modern functionality, including the ability to submit and approve requests on a smartphone application.
MenaITech is the first software company in the Arab region that is specialized in the development and distribution of Human Capital solutions to top public and private companies of various countries operating in the Middle East and North Africa.
MenaITech is designed in Jordan for the Middle East market and is an integrated HR solution that will help The Kanoo Group improve HR functions including payroll processing, leave management, appraisal reports, hiring, career management, and much more.

Maha Kanoo, GM of HR said, “We are delighted to implement the MenaITech system in The Kanoo Group as its supports our digital transformation objectives while also enabling us to provide cutting edge functionality to our employees that they can access from their smartphones anywhere in the world.  Moreover, the system will enable us to do more with less, making our service provision more cost effective and helping HR to remain responsive to changing business needs.”

MenaITech has been implemented as a cloud-based solution, meaning that employees and managers can manage their information and transactions from any web browser around the world.  At the touch or a button, or click of a mouse, employees can review their payslips and other data, submit leave and letter requests, request overtime and so much more.  Line managers can use the smartphone app or web browser to approve requests in a matter of seconds.
See also: The Kanoo Group donates laptops to support learning initiatives for the youth
Users in HR benefit from a modern interface and advanced workflow and reporting capabilities to help them manage their workloads in a more efficient way than ever before.  MenaITech also adds new capabilities, including an online appraisal system, recruiting and onboarding management, a training management system and online expenses submission.

Matt Cooper-Bradfield, Head of HR - UAE & Oman, said “The MenaITech HR system is a key step in the transformation of HR support in The Kanoo Group.  Working as a strategic partner to all of our businesses requires access to advanced technology solutions so that we can automate the routine, manage only the exceptions, and focus much more of our effort on making a difference for our businesses”

Matt also congratulated and thanked The Kanoo Group’s HR, IT and Finance teams for working so hard to deliver this milestone project.
See also: The Kanoo Group launches new Corporate Video

The Kanoo Group donates laptops to support learning initiatives for the youth

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum addressed the closing ceremony at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai,
in celebration of the "Educate a Child, Build a Nation" initiative for another year of success. (credit: WAM)
Dubai, UAE: For the second year in a row, The Kanoo Group donated 90 new laptops to support the Information City’s "Educate a Child, Build a Nation" initiative to develop children’s skills in technology that will improve productivity and contribute to the economic growth and performance of Dubai in the future.

Under the patronage of its Chairman and Founder, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, this initiative has achieved success and achievements over the past years and has won the praise of Ministry of Education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, governmental and semi-governmental institutions, as well as charitable partners and supporters.

Mr. Talal Fawzi Kanoo
A gala ceremony was recently held to celebrate another year of progress at the Atlantis Hotel on 31st October 2017, attended by Ministry delegates and experts in the field of education and culture, and senior officials and representatives from charities and sponsors, including The Kanoo Group.

On behalf of The Kanoo Group, Mr. Talal Fawzi Kanoo received the Appreciation Award during the ceremony for its contribution and support towards the overall success of the programme.

The "Educate a Child, Build a Nation" initiative highlights the importance of adding awareness and developing the minds of the young to information technology; and puts the cornerstone of the vitality of early childhood learning, believing that education remains the key to developing the future of the nation.
See also: The Kanoo Group supports 'Educate a Child, Build the Nation' initiative

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Kanoo Group’s Deputy Chairman receives Spanish Ambassador to the UAE

H.E. Antonio Alvarez Barthe, Spanish Ambassador to UAE [right] meets Deputy Chairman Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo
at The Kanoo Group office in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group, Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo welcomed Spain’s new Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Antonio Alvarez Barthe, on 26th October 2017 at The Kanoo Group office in Abu Dhabi.

H.E. Ambassador Barthe expressed his keenness in exploring and promoting economic, commercial and cultural relationships between the two countries and welcomes any opportunity to work closer with the Kanoo Group.
See also: Ambassador of Chile to the UAE visits The Kanoo Group office in Abu Dhabi
Mr Mohamed Kanoo expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the visit and stressed the strong historic and economic bonds between the UAE and Spain and he wished the new Ambassador every success in his mission to the country.

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