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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

International Day of Happiness celebrated at The Kanoo Group’s Dubai headquarters


Dubai, UAE: Members of the management, senior executives, and employees of The Kanoo Group joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20, 2019, with exciting treats and fun activities held at The Kanoo Group’s Dubai headquarters.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing said, “We are proud to celebrate this special occasion that promotes happiness at The Kanoo Group and across the world. It’s a call to action to inspire people to help make a happier place by intentionally engaging in small acts of kindness to share and spread happiness.”

“At The Kanoo Group, we underscore the importance of happiness and well-being of our employees which are key factors in the success of any business and towards a sustainable future for all.”

Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Acting CEO - The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman) and Mr. Ahmed Fawzi Kanoo, YBA Kanoo Member of the Board of Directors, together with Mr. Jameel Al Sharaf, Head of Corporate Services and Ms. Marwah Al Saad, Group HR Manager, also joined the important gathering.
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive
The venue at The Kanoo Group’s HR Department was decorated with colourful balloons, with fun activities such as posting happiness thoughts on smiley stickers to be posted on the Smiley Board. Employees as well gathered around in small groups and enjoyed refreshments and finger food from a number of food stalls, dedicated to the occasion.

As the main organizer of the event, Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager - Employee Services & Emiratisation (UAE & Oman) said, “I would like to express my appreciation & gratitude to those who have supported us during the Happiness Day celebration.  It was indeed a successful event which showed our teamwork.”

She added, “As employees, we all can contribute towards a positive and healthy working environment among our teams. Spread happiness, it is contagious!”

The event ended with laughter and smiles on everyone’s faces, with some saying that the Happiness Day ignites an optimistic approach and a ‘happiness’ mission towards life that would bring an impact and change to the world.
See also: Kanoo Travel participates in roadshows in support for ‘Happiness Carnival’ 

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, 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: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 


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Saturday, 25 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: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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The Kanoo Group
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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

Thursday, 10 November 2016

The Kanoo Group supports youth empowerment through Kafa'at Internship Fair


Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group recently participated in the Kafa’at Internship Fair aimed at giving Emirati youth a foothold in the job market by gaining workplace experience through internship programs in the UAE private sector.  The 2-day fair held at World Trade Centre Dubai was hosted by Emirates Foundation & Emirates Youth Council and The Kanoo Group was among 50 companies partaking in the program. 

More than 2,000 Emirati youth and/or university students participated in the event, with the hope of getting a chance to demonstrate their work capabilities as interns, which could eventually lead to full-time jobs. 
Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, Kanoo’s Head of Employee Services and Emiratisation said “The Kanoo Group is delighted to offer a number of internship opportunities in the coming academic year. Kanoo is diverse company with many opportunities and is committed to providing fulfilling careers for Emiratis.  An internship is a proven way to start a successful career as it often leads on a to fulltime role.” 

Kanoo is offering internship opportunities in finance, marketing, HR, sales and IT.

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: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

To comment on the article, send an email to:
Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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