- Al-Hammad: As a leading telecommunications provider, we understand the significance of adopting digital solutions that enable us to cater to the needs of our workforce
Kuwait: Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers, enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, participated in the HR Tech MENA Summit 2023 held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event is considered to be the largest HR event of its kind, gathering leading experts and decision-makers in HR to discuss the latest trends and innovations shaping the industry in the Middle East and North Africa. stc’s participation in the initiative falls in line with its ongoing commitment to foster a healthy and proactive environment for its employees, while adopting new methods that can assist in streamlining HR processes and enhancing the overall employee experience.
The highly anticipated HR Tech MENA Summit 2023 took place on March 1st, bringing together HR professionals, technology experts, and decision-makers from across the region to explore the latest developments in the HR world. Following its success in its previous years, stc participated in the event alongside industry leaders to share valuable insights and strategies for leveraging technology to drive growth and positively transform work culture. The event also provided an ideal platform for networking and forging new business relationships. With its reputation for delivering high-quality content and facilitating meaningful connections, the HR Tech MENA Summit has become an essential event for HR professionals and technology leaders throughout the region.
stc’s Chief Human Resources Officer, engineer Ahmad Hamad Al-Hammad, participated in one of the round table discussions at the summit called, “Digital Leaders: Future of HR in a data driven world”. During the discussion, Al-Hammad, as well as the other panelists, discussed the impact of people analytics for a new world of work, key trends shaping the future of HR in the MENA region, the amount of mobility, autonomy, and flexibility an organization can entrust in its employees, and how technology is helping HR leaders manage a dispersed workforce. Al-Hammad shared his insights on the impact of data-driven HR strategies in driving business growth for stc, and how to continuously empower and enhance the employee experience.
When it comes to fostering a dynamic work culture, stc has nurtured a performance-driven environment through employee growth initiatives and compensation programs that recognize employees based on their performance. This culture was reinforced by stc's internal digital strategy, which enabled employees to be productive and collaborative. stc's performance management process and culture were designed to establish measurable metrics for employees and align their roles with the Company's organizational strategy. Therefore, every employee’s sense of purpose is closely linked to their performance, job satisfaction, and fulfilling stc's customers' needs within a supportive environment that enables sustainable growth.
In terms of empowering and developing the skillsets of its employees, stc has taken significant steps towards providing a multitude of platforms that cater to upskilling and reskilling via e-learning, special development programs, and assessment initiatives. Al-Hammad emphasized in a statement that employee engagement is heavily dependent on providing them with tools that enhance both their technical and soft skills. This notion aligns with one of the primary pillars under the HR's people strategy, which places a strong emphasis on creating a work culture that prioritizes employee growth and self-development, with the goal of enabling them to achieve their maximum potential. The availability of various opportunities for learning and advancement further exemplifies the Company's commitment to its employees' long-term success.
Commenting on stc’s participation, Al-Hammad said, “We are thrilled to participate once again in the HR Tech MENA Summit and discuss our company's approach towards leveraging technology to enhance employee interaction and experiences. As a leading telecommunications provider in the region, we understand the significance of adopting digital solutions that enable us to cater to the needs and expectations of our workforce. At stc, we firmly believe that investing in our employees' growth and development is key to achieving success, and we look forward to sharing our insights and learning from fellow industry experts in similar initiatives in the future.”
Al-Hammad added, “On behalf of stc, I would like to thank the HR Tech MENA Summit organizers for creating and maintaining an outstanding platform where HR leaders can share their views on the developments occurring across various industries. In today's fast-paced business world, HR departments are increasingly relying on data-driven insights to measure the quality and performance of their employees. By leveraging data, companies can make informed decisions that help them attract, retain, and develop top talent, ultimately driving long-term success. stc will continue to participate in key regional events that will assist the organization in sharing its experience and utilizing the information shared by other industry leaders to enhance its workforce and work culture.”
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Kuwait Telecommunications Company (stc) is a Kuwaiti shareholding company incorporated pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 187 on 22 July, 2008, to operate and manage the third GSM mobile network in Kuwait as per Law No. 2 of 2007. Accordingly, stc launched its operations in December 2008 and was listed on Boursa Kuwait in December 2014. It is a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers and enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, and is a subsidiary of stc Group. stc has rapidly reached a leadership stance in the market through its customer and employee centric strategy.
stc offers an innovative range of world-class products, services and solutions with high quality, that cater to the customers’ needs and demands, both for individuals and enterprises (solutions by stc). In 2019, stc acquired 100% of the share capital of the Internet Service Provider, Qualitynet General Trading and Contracting Company (solutions by stc) in Kuwait. Further enhancing its digital capabilities, in 2022 stc acquired the entire share capital of e-portal Holding Company and its subsidiaries, one of the most prominent ICT providers in Kuwait.
In 2021, stc obtained the approval from the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority’s (CITRA) to launch the first-of-its-kind mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license to launch Virgin Mobile Kuwait in partnership with Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa.
stc offers high internet speeds due to the implementation of the most advanced 5G network and deployment of the largest network nationwide. In 2021, stc was the first operator in Kuwait to launch the latest 5G Standalone technology dubbed ‘FULL 5G’ that brings the 5G experience to a new level with better speeds, lower latency, and improved coverage.
stc's CSR program focuses on outreaching to the local community with a primary focus on health, environment, entrepreneurship, sports, and education through contributing and supporting various community-driven initiatives.