The HR Department attracts, trains and retains the people that power SEDCO’s success. It also provides support services to Group operating companies and advises on policy matters at Board level.
In pursuing our mission to be a leading institution that delivers prosperity for generations to come, we actively seek out individuals, teams and leaders who thrive on progressive change, take ownership of their area of accountability, and produce creative solutions and sound strategies that drive successful outcomes for SEDCO.
Among the year’s HR successes, we developed a Talent Management Strategy to identify, attract, motivate, develop and retain our future leaders.
Huge efforts were made during the Covid-19 crisis to ensure that employees throughout the Group remained safe and motivated. Among these was an e-learning solution, developed in collaboration with Udemy, to provide our employees with a continuous learning opportunity. More than 19,047 lectures were completed and 1,297 hours were watched.
We digitized the Performance Management System to enable managers and employees to conduct performance management functions such as objective setting, mid-year reviews and appraisals. We also launched a new career portal to streamline the new applications process both for applicants and recruiters.
In recognition of Saudi Vision 2030 goals to contribute to human capital development and increase Saudization, we launched a management trainee program to provide career opportunities for young Saudis.
Delivering on our strategy is always reliant on our ability to attract, develop and retain talented people in an increasingly competitive employment market where work patterns are constantly changing. Against this backdrop, we will continue to position SEDCO as an employer of choice and aim to build on our 2021 award recognizing the company as a ‘Great Place to Work’.
Key to this will be embedding and sustaining a performance culture; developing and retaining scarce expertise; creating an enabling environment that fuels employee engagement and growth; and promoting a healthy work-life balance.