Dynamic and innovative people fuel GWC’s success. Over its fifteen-year history, the HR division witnessed dramatic changes and growth – initially managing a group of a few dozens, to over 2500 employees by end of 2018. The key driver of the company culture is represented by the phrase “I STRIVE”, which allows an employee to be the change agent advocating integrity, safety, teamwork, respect, innovation, remaining very customer focused, and excellence. The company’s culture has significantly influenced decisions affecting recruitment, immigration services, learning and development, and employee welfare initiatives.
Maintaining a uniform standard of skills throughout the organization is crucial to GWC. The learning and development department achieves over four hundred training programs every year, including soft skills, safety, and technical training.
The HR division initiates various employee engagement and welfare activities to promote interpersonal relationship and professional competencies development. The division succeeds in promoting a culture of work-life balance to improve social coherence among employees by providing employee engagement throughout the year, among them a unique outbound team building activity called the “Talent Bazaar” open to various departments in GWC; the company Iftar during the Holy Month of Ramadan wherein employees from all levels participate; and the Annual GWC Sports League inter-department sports competition.
The employees’ safety and well-being are GWC’s number one priority, therefore we extend to all employees the “Wellness Camp” campaign offering a basic health checkup through partnerships with local clinics in Doha. Moreover, World Safety Day awareness campaign was conducted using street theatre and safety competition across GWC.
In support of GWC’s growth and long-term business strategy, the company implements a robust and scalable SAP Human Capital Management (HCM), SAP Fiori and SuccessFactors across all divisions to drive performance and business results. The Introduction of the HR PEG Systems (People-Engage-Grow) enables us to be paperless, transparent, and fast track our approval processes for which a larger time was spent before. All employee data is readily available without any data loss. The evolution of technology enables GWC to win and retain top talent through a more effective and consistent approach to recruiting, on-boarding, performance management, learning and development, and on-time payroll processes. Technology creates and drives a culture where leaders empower and take ownership of obtaining, sharing, and acting on the information needed to make their division successful, while placing the strongest emphasis on maximizing employee performance.