Showing posts with label The Kanoo Group. Show all posts
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Thursday, 19 March 2020

The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak

Say No to Panic & Say Yes to Precaution

The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak
The Kanoo Group conducts mandatory temperature checks to all employees and guests when entering the office premises in Dubai, UAE

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group is instituting a number of protocols in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including barring employees from going to work when sick and mandating temperature checks through contactless thermometer to all employees and guests when entering the office premises.

The company may decide to restrict or deny entry to any person with symptoms of influenza and illness and give them advice to undergo further screening by the Dubai Health Authority when suspected to having the COVID-19.

Although The Kanoo Group has so far zero cases for the novel coronavirus, the HR Department headed by Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager – UAE & Oman (HR & Marketing) has sent out circulars to all employees outlining several measures to prevent outbreaks and has given detailed information on the numbers to call in case of emergency, including the steps for booking a COVID-19 Test provided that a person meets the criteria set by world health experts.

Earlier last week, HR also instructed employees to fill up a Travel Declaration Form for those who have travelled to infected countries within the last 28 days. Those who have travelled in these areas were asked to go through self-quarantine for a certain period, before re-joining.

The Kanoo Group has also increased sanitary protocols such as installing sanitizers in all workplace public areas and increased employee awareness on frequent hand washing. It also has distributed a number of masks to each of the divisions.

To respond to any critical situation in the future, The Kanoo Group has also formed a Quick Response Team to attend to any calls for guidance on critical situation at any given time.

The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak
Employee uses hand sanitizer installed
across The Kanoo Group premises
Addressing the employees, Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager, Employee Services & Emiratisation (UAE & Oman) said, “We would highly appreciate your cooperation to keep our workspace as safe as possible. We also encourage others to schedule their travel plans for a later time.”

Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager (UAE & Oman) added, “We are implementing as much as possible the most effective measures to monitor, screen and protect the health of our employees. Everyone’s safety and well-being are the highest priority of The Kanoo Group.”

The World Health Organization has advised the public on basic protective measures against the new coronavirus including washing hands frequently with soap and water, or using alcohol-based hand rub; maintaining social distancing (at least 1 metre (3 feet) with people suffering from cough or fever; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; practicing respiratory hygiene (covering mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing) and avoiding physical contact when greeting such as shaking hands.

Further, to those who have recently visited infected areas, they are advised to stay at home if they begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until they recover. If they develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, they are advised to seek medical attention promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. 

Tariq further advised, “Follow our HR guidelines released from time to time, and stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Also follow advice given by our healthcare provider, our national and local public health authority on how to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19. Don’t panic, don’t spread rumours as it may involve penal action by law.”

“Be polite towards colleagues who are showing flu symptoms and practice self-isolation in case of sickness. Be supportive, careful, alert, and kind.”

The Kanoo Group has also planned disinfection measures across its premises which will be carried out the soonest.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The Kanoo Group successfully concludes the 21st blood donation campaign

Blood Donation Campaign 2020 at The Kanoo Group

Dubai, UAE: As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a culture of social responsibility and to support government initiatives, The Kanoo Group once again concluded a successful blood donation campaign, in partnership with Dubai Blood Donation Center – Latifa Hospital, on 23rd January 2020.

Held at The Kanoo Group premises in Karama, Dubai, the 21st blood donation campaign drew the participation of 99 registered donations from staff and members of The Kanoo Group. The day-long campaign resulted in 75 successful donors after the standard screening.

Ms Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing–The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman), said, “We are honoured to be supporting this yearly cause at The Kanoo Group which promotes the values of unity among our employees as responsible members of our society. It also raises community awareness about the importance of blood donation and its role in saving many lives.”

“Through this initiative, we achieve aligned goals with the government to help patients with thalassemia, anaemia, accident sufferers, and other illnesses, as well as support government hospital blood banks in providing a safe and adequate supply of blood,” she added.

On the recently concluded campaign, Mr Ali Islim, Marketing Manager (UAE & Oman), said, “Special thanks to every blood donor. Your donations make a big difference in the lives of many patients. Because of your generosity, lives will be saved.”

“We are grateful to the Management mainly to Ms Maha Kanoo and Mr Fahad Kanoo for their support in again making this initiative possible; to our team (Marketing) for organising the event and Property and HR teams for their support, and to everyone at The Kanoo Group who continuously believe in this great cause.”
“We hope that you continue to be a part of this regular important event, and we hope that our numbers increase as we move to the next. Together, we can make a difference,” he concluded.

The Kanoo Group lastly gave tokens of appreciation to all contributors of the blood donation campaign–a customised watch with The Kanoo Group emblem, which was generally well-received by employees.

Below is the list of registered donations from The Kanoo Group’s 21st Blood Campaign:

Syed Azhar Syed Abdul Gaffar
Mohamed Haji Nawaskhan Abdul Kareem
Abdul Haseeb Butt Abdul Latif
Mohammed Ismail Saleh Alahwal
Mohamed Halik Allah Bash
Rahmatullah Ansari
Noufal Chirayil Ashraf
Hemanth Kumar Gopal Attavar
Andresita Fernandez AUAYANG
Vivek Pottekkat Balakrishnan
Abdulkadir Abdulhusen Bandukwala
Raheem Baba Bekur
Ram Chandra Bhattarai
Ganesh Bhusal
Bernadeth Coloma Bolalin
Cynthia Reena Cardoza
Sarachandra Chandran
Claire Anne Maramag Concepcion
Carol Odono Danila
Liyanage Dilki Dushani De Silva
Pooja Devnani Prakash Devnani
Clement Dsouza
Saji Pathayil Abraham Eapen Abraham
Sreeraman Ganapathy
Lal Bux Ghanghro
Lijo Gilbert
Melissa Gonsalves
Malien Asanka Halangoda
Dinesh Diwakar Hegde
Mir Nofil Manzoor Manzoor Hussain
Mohamed Fazmin Hussain
Mudassar Farooq Farooq I Azam
Shafiullah Mohamed Ibrahim
Shoaib Iqbal
Anas Bin Rafat Rafat Islam Usmani
Renjith Valliayyathu John
Hegde Rajesh Keshav K Keshav Hegde
Ramesh Varakkoth Kalliatan
Khem Bahadur Karki
Abrar Ahmed Khan
Balaram Khuntia
Premanath Mohan Kotian
Venkatesan Kayathur Krishnaswamy
Jacob Poikayil Kunjappan
Sundar Liwang
Joy Sayson De Los Santos
Ismail Kather Maideen
Eddy Ndungu Makara
Abishek Manikandan
Shine Mathew Charuvil Mathai Mathew
Assaad Mawad
Asma Begum Adil Miah
Mohamed Nuski Arafath Mohamed Akram
Mudassir Adeel Mohammad
Muhammad Faraz Alam Khan Muhammad Ayaz
Muhammad Umair Awan Muhammad Ilyas Awan
Muhammed Faraj Muhammed Nissam
Rafaz Mulla
Waqar Ahmed Syed Munir Ul Hassan Zaidi
Umeshkumar Kaithaparambu Muralidharan
Ajaruddeen Pyati Nabisab
Irfan Abdul Latif Naik
Pyaliliston Olivera
Mohamed Atef Kamel Omar
Aydell Tiangco Padua
Haris Notti Parambath
Rijesh Paravante Parambath
Narayanan Ayakkad Parasuram
Telge Chatura Piyamantha Peiris
Benita Bruno Pereira
Prasanth Pozhath Manghat
Shaju Nelliparambil Prakasan
Mansoor Pullat
Lini Bachu Mathew Purammattam Lalu Joseph
Arun Samandan Puthiyadam
Tennangara Patabadige Virosh Rehan Perera
Melbon Layga Remoblas
Valentino Victorino Reyes
Fides Tiongson San Diego
Mahlon Aaron Satkunam
Bahaa Shahab El Deen
Kashimsab Shaikh
Rahul Sharma
Girisha Siddappa Siddappa S
Katukurundage Duminda Prasad Silva
Jacklyn Espadon Sobria
Syed Nayeemullah Syed Arab
Abdul Rasheed Thanikkad
Sandra Magdalene Thuring
Saleem Vayappurath
Shaju Vijayan
Rejeesh Kuppisserichira Vijayappan
Mae Angelique Cana Villarante
Neena Xavier
Tito Thomas Younan
Mohammed Ibrahim Liakhat Ali Yousuff
Jaber Abdallah Mohamad Zanda 
Assaad Mawad 
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The Kanoo Group bags nomination for Best Employer Brand at the 2019 LinkedIn awards

The Kanoo Group bags nomination for Best Employer Brand at the 2019 LinkedIn awards
Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the region established in 1890, was shortlisted as a nominee for “Best Employer Brand 500 to 1000 employees” as one of the top employer brands in the region at the recently held LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards.

The prestigious award is a culmination of efforts of The Kanoo Group’s Marketing Team in adapting to the ever-changing social media and technology landscape when it comes to the field of employer branding and marketing.

LinkedIn, one the world’s biggest professional networking platforms, recognised and awarded The Kanoo Group as one of the sought-after employers across the MENA for its strong brand reputation through effective use of marketing communications in building talent, inclusion and diversity for employee engagement.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager for Admin, HR & Marketing (UAE & Oman) said, “Employer branding is the main key in attracting and engaging qualified job seekers. The success of this award lies in aligning employer brand with our corporate brand and business core values.”

Mr. Ali Islim, Marketing Manager (UAE & Oman) added, “While we manage the branding and marketing efforts across our social platforms, our strong employee experience on LinkedIn is mainly because of the support of the Management, as well as employees and followers who continue to engage (share, like and comment) on our page. We would like to thank you all for making this award possible.”

“I would like to commend my team for excellent work, Ramesh Varakkoth for the creative and designs, and Michelle Verzola for content and social media management, as well as Sundar Liwang for overall marketing assistance efforts.”

According to LinkedIn, the Best Employer Brand is powered by insights and driven by data, such as based on the number of followers and member engagement, as well as the frequency of posts on the LinkedIn page.

The Kanoo Group also won the “Best Talent Acquisition Team – Other MENA Countries” for two consecutive years at the LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards led by HR Talent Acquisition Team.

Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman (UAE & Oman) and Mr. Fahad Kanoo, CEO (UAE & Oman) also expressed their warmest congratulations to the whole teams (Marketing & HR) for their achievement and well-deserved success.
The Kanoo Group bags nomination for Best Employer Brand at the 2019 LinkedIn awards

See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive

Thursday, 5 December 2019

The Kanoo Group celebrates the 49th Oman National Day

Muscat, Oman: The Kanoo Group celebrated the 49th Oman National Day held on 18th November 2019 at its head office in Azaiba, Muscat. It was attended by employees from Kanoo Shipping Muscat branch, as well as from the Accounts, HR, and Administration departments.  

On the auspicious occasion, Oman Nationals and Expats alike came together for a banquet meal with a festive spirit, while exchanging pleasantries and National Day greetings to commemorate the country's independence. It was followed by a cake-cutting ceremony led by Mr Janaka Hewage (Shipping Manager), Mr Vijay Shankar (Accounts Manager) and Mr Mustafa Mohamed (HR & Administration Manager).
The entire office was adorned with miniature flags and tricolour decorations signifying the colours of the Oman flag (red, white and green) to mark the celebration.

The 49th Oman National Day was the start of a two-day break, as 19th November was also declared a public holiday to mark the 79th birthday of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
See also: The Kanoo Group celebrates Oman National Day

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and finalist in Best Employer Brand

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer Brand
[left to right: Mr. Mohammad Tariq, Ms. Amna Al Mheiri and Ms. Fatna Jabeur]

The Kanoo Group's Talent Acquisition Team receives the awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and 
finalist in Best Employer Brand at the LinkedIn MENA Awards 2019

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, one of the longest-running, family-owned conglomerates in the region won the“Best Talent Acquisition Team – Other MENA Countries” and nominated as a finalist in the “Best Employer Brand 500 to 1000 employees” at the 2019 LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards.

The 5th Edition of MENA Talent Awards was held at the Four Seasons Resort in Jumeirah, Dubai on 20th November 2019 under the theme, “The Future of Talent” with the presence of the UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.

The award was received on behalf of The Kanoo Group’s HR Talent Acquisition Team led by Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager together with Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager (UAE & Oman), and Ms. Fatna Jabeur, Associate Manager Talent Acquisition.
The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer Brand

Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman (UAE & Oman) and Ms. Maha Kanoo, GM, HR & Administration (UAE & Oman) congratulated the team behind the success and wished them all the best in their future endeavors.

Mr. Fahad Kanoo, CEO (UAE & Oman) also expressed, “Now I am very confident that we don’t have to engage with any outsource recruitment agencies as our HR Talent Acquisition team is fully capable of handling the recruitment needs of the whole Group globally.”

The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman) is one of the few companies that have been recently nominated as a Finalist for more than one category. For the second consecutive year, it also won the same category for Best Talent Acquisition Team – Other MENA Countries.

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer BrandCommenting on the most recent achievement, Ms. Amna Al Mheiri said, “We are honored to win such prestigious award and nominations which is a moment of pride for all of us here at The Kanoo Group. I would like to commend the HR Talent Acquisition team for hard and stunning work. This is a testament to our efforts in driving to be the best in what we do.”
“Challenge is a way of life as the Team caters to almost 6 -7 diverse streams of business across the regions, but overcoming these challenges by finding the right & positive solutions is what sets us apart from others. Well done team!”

Mr. Mohammad Tariq added, “Almost 98-99% of all our vacancies are now being sourced internally by the team without engaging with any external agencies and this cost-effective solution is setting a precedent for the future.”

The MENA Talent Awards is a celebration of the success of leading companies in the Middle East and North Africa in the talent and employer branding space. This year’s event was attended by over 1,000 prestigious, private and public companies from various sectors.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most popular professional networking site. The MENA Talent Awards recognizes different ways in which businesses generate competitive advantage by leveraging the LinkedIn platform.
It said that the criteria for the judging approach are powered by insights and driven by data. The LinkedIn Insights teams analyze relevant LinkedIn metrics to identify the organizations creating the most impactful and engaging employer brands, which build powerful learning cultures to future-proof their strategy, and which access the skills they need through top-performing talent acquisition teams and social recruiters.

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer Brand

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer Brand
The entire Talent Acquisition Team posed with Mr. Fahad Kanoo, CEO - UAE & Oman (3rd left) at The Kanoo Group Headquarters in Dubai for winning top accolades at the recent  LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards

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