Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading Islamic financial institution, today announced it has partnered with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, to bring the LinkedIn Learning platform to its 5,000 employees in support of their learning and development journey.
With LinkedIn Learning, ADIB employees have access to custom-curated content from the comprehensive library of more than 16,000 courses across three main categories: Business — which includes business analysis and strategy transformation, leadership and management, professional development, customer service and financial knowledge; Technology— which includes cloud computing, web and mobile development, and database management; and Certification programmes in project management, human resource management, and other technology certifications.
The on-demand, self-paced, and bite-sized videos could be accessed through desktops, tablets, and smartphones, and are available in 7 languages including English, French, German, Spanish, and others.
Bushra al Shehhi, Head of Human Resources – UAE at ADIB said: “Talent empowerment is a key pillar at ADIB. We have a vision to become the UAE’s national employer of choice in the financial services sector and to do that, we must attract, develop future Islamic bankers and retain the best local talent. To achieve this outcome, we must offer world-class learning and development opportunities. The launch of this learning programme is a crucial part of our efforts to support employees by providing digitally-enabled development opportunities to achieve their career goals and personal aspirations. This initiative is also part of our wider strategy to improve collaboration and engagement among teams and creating a positive and dynamic work environment for our people.”
Arda Atalay, Head of MENA Private Sector at LinkedIn Talent Solutions said: “As part of LinkedIn Learning’s vision to empower every member of the global workforce to develop the skills they need to realize economic opportunity, we are pleased to be partnering with ADIB to help their employees learn relevant skills to achieve their goals. Through our combination of insights, content, and learner experience, we are uniquely positioned to enable ADIB to boost its culture of learning and scale its training and development offering.”
ADIB has been active in supporting its employees through other learning and development initiatives. Last year, the ADIB Banking Academy launched and delivered several programmes in partnership with local and global providers covering digitalisation, compliance, anti-money laundering, leadership, Islamic Banking, quality management and banking operations. The Bank also has a range of learning tools available for its employees and in 2020, it received 99% positive feedback from its employees through the post-training evaluation of its learning programmes.
In recognition of the Bank’s efforts, ADIB received the Gold category Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, paying homage to the development, training and opportunities it provides for employees.
ADIB is a leading bank in the UAE with more than AED 127 billion in assets. The bank also offers world-class online, mobile and phone banking services, providing clients with seamless digital access to their accounts 24 hours a day. ADIB provides retail, corporate, business, private banking and wealth management solutions. The bank was established in 1997 and its shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).
ADIB has presence in six strategic markets: Egypt, where it has 70 branches, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Sudan and Iraq.
Named the no. 1 UAE bank on the Forbes list of World's Best Banks 2021 and the World’s Best Islamic Bank by The Financial Times’ The Banker publication, ADIB has a rich track record of innovation, including introducing the award-winning Ghina savings account, award-winning co-branded cards with Emirates airlines, Etihad and Etisalat and a wide range of financing products
LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful and transforms the way companies hire, learn, market, and sell. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce through the ongoing development of the world’s first Economic Graph. LinkedIn has 756 million members and has offices around the globe.
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