Orpic bags five awards at Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2017

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Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co (Orpic) was felicitated with five top awards at the 8th Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2017 which was held recently in Sentosa, Singapore.

This prestigious event attracted more than 200 companies from Asia-Pacific region and over 400 senior HR leaders from the industry, in addition to top global brands across the industry.

According to a press release, Orpic received five top awards in the categories of Diversity Impact Award, Excellence in Training and Development: Best Results Based Training Award, Best Leadership Development Programme for Workers Award, Excellence in Training and Development Award and Best Education Management Programmes Award.

Nofal al Saidi, GM – human resource services at Orpic, said, “It is a great honour to receive five awards which is a testament of our commitment and hard work towards our value to aim for a leading performance. Orpic has been putting constant efforts to attract, retain and develop its employees while at the same time embarks on a number of regular training programmes and initiatives for both fresh graduates and employees throughout the year.”

Hosted by Employer Branding Institute (EBI), the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards celebrate outstanding HR professionals who are contributing to talent management, talent development and talent innovation and are a part of the EBI across 36 Asian countries.

Orpic places a significant importance to the learning and development for its people. In 2016, each employee attended an average of four training courses, approximately 64 training hours per employee per year which is higher than the recommended industry average of 32 hours.

To date, 14 Orpic employees are enrolled into diploma and masters degree programmes both in local and international institutions. Orpic has a unique leadership programme called Arriyadah. This programme is aimed to develop deep leadership competencies for people leaders and delivered by top class global leadership training providers.

Orpic also has a unique programme designed for hi-potential employees called Talents Development Program. This
programme is aimed to develop leadership and management competencies preparing talents for higher responsibilities and supporting the succession planning process.

A total of 36 employees completed this programme in 2016 earning them a Level 5 CMI qualification.

Orpic every year recruits about 150-300 fresh technical graduates to meet strategic growth. The trainees are put through a Trainee

Development Program which consist of six months classroom and six months on job training. To date, 844 trainees have been successfully inducted into various plants across Orpic.

Started in 2014, the Orpic International Scholarship Program is a nation building initiative to recognise top talents and provide them with top class education.

Designed to prepare Oman’s most talented young people for personal and professional success, the programme takes them to some of the prestigious learning institutions around the world. To date, Orpic has 20 scholars in top schools around Europe, Canada and the US.

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