MUSCAT: In its commitment to support and highlight the effective role of its employees in the company, Al Ghubrah Power & Desalination Company (GPDCo) has launched an employee focused programme called ‘Tahfeez’.

Since 2013, the programme aims to promote the company’s employees for their initiation in providing the best effort, work and commitment. ‘Tahfeez’ focuses on the employees and follows their productivity on a monthly basis through the supervision and nomination of their direct managers. One who has shown commitment to the value of work, positive influence on the organisation and fellow employees will be highlighted as the most valuable employee of the month.

The head of the supervising committee of the ‘Tahfeez’ programme, Ahmad al Balushi, said that the mechanic behind the success of the programme is that responsibility of the direct managers to nominate qualifying applicants, as well as the eligibility of employees belonging to all the departments within GPDCo through the nomination form which is handed to the evaluation committee.

The committee evaluates all the nominees’ performance for that month and the most valuable employee of the month is selected through a voting system.

One of the winners of the ‘Tahfeez’ programme, Salim al Shiyadi said that a big part of why he felt that the programme was a success was not just the financial reward of the programme, but the supportive nature of it, as it showcases the hard work, commitment and effort by the employee to benefit the company.

He also said that due to the programme, he has seen the competitive nature within GPDCo grow substantially.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily