DHL wins Bahrainisation awards
DHL has been recognised for its training and development excellence and commitment to Bahrainisation with two national awards.
In a recent ceremony held under the patronage of Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi and organised by the Specific Council for Vocational Training, DHL was commended for its training programmes aimed at grass roots, vocational development of Bahraini nationals, particularly youth, as well as for its overall employee development programmes.
DHL’s investment in training during 2007 has increased by 58 per cent compared to 2006, and reflects the company’s commitment to providing service excellence through its people, in order to be the first choice for customers.
The investment is expected to increase in 2008, as a result of plans to develop Bahraini managers, and the introduction of several new training initiatives and programs to develop local skill sets.
Training in DHL is divided into three categories including technical skills training, developmental training, and management development training. In 2007, 190 staff were trained in various technical skills which included such elements as using freight handling and loading equipment.
Management development is also high on the agenda, with a series of new training programmes implemented this year, including “Your Way to Success: Supervisory Development” and “Bullet Proof Manager: Management Development programme”.
DHL plans to introduce an additional Management Development program in 2008 under the name “The Leader Within”.