Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019: Al-Futtaim has announced the launch of SINYAR, a pioneering programme for UAE nationals, dedicated to developing emerging talent across its organization. This programme is in alignment with the UAE’s Vision 2021 and UAE Government Accelerators initiatives to harness the full potential of its national human capital by maximising, nurturing, attracting and retaining the best talent.
The name SINYAR in local Emirati dialect means the trace left by a boat in water and was used to signify how it will guide employees on the right path for their careers. Through this tailor-made programme, Al-Futtaim encourages employees to take the lead on aspects related to their career and development to reach new heights. It will enable Al-Futtaim’s employees to discover their talent and strengths in order to reach their full career potential across the organisation, which consists of over 200 companies and 42,000 employees across 25 countries.
Commenting on the launch, Abdulrahman Saqr, HR Director Automotive and Group Services at Al-Futtaim said, “The UAE is a cosmopolitan country with many nationalities and one of its strengths has always been its human talent. This is the same for Al-Futtaim; our people are our strongest asset and we recognise that investing in them is the most important investment we will ever make. We launched SINYAR to ensure we have an effective mechanism in place to mentor and build on our Emirati talent. The leadership at Al-Futtaim have played a vital role in the development of this program and its execution as it falls under their commitment to invest in our talents and their growth.”
He added “We truly believe it is our duty to find the right formula to grow our local UAE talent to create the best pool of talent possible. The launch of SINYAR underlines our commitment to create role models for the UAE across our entire organisation by supporting our Emirati talent to grow to their full potential.”
The SINYAR initiative is part of Al-Futtaim’s long-term commitment to accelerate the development of Emirati talent. This programme will help Emiratis understand their core areas of strength and develop in these areas through a mix of assessment tools. It will consist of a combination of solutions tailor made based on the needs of each employee to help them excel in their career using development intervention, mentoring and fast track accelerator programs.
As one of the most progressive businesses based out of Dubai and a leading multinational company, Al-Futtaim is committed to enriching the lives of its customers by offering the world’s best brands and services along with world-class customer service and after-sales support.