Kuveyt Türk was Selected as Turkey's Best Employer for the Fifth Time

Kuveyt Turk Named Turkey's Best Employer for the Fifth Time
Kuveyt Türk was Selected as Turkey's Best Employer for the Fifth Time

Standing out with its unique human resources practices, Kuveyt Türk returned with an award from “Turkey's Best Employers 2022” organized by the Great Place to Work Institute Turkey. Kuveyt Türk succeeded in becoming “Turkey's Best Employer” for the fifth time in a row in the category of “5000+ Employees”.

Carrying out its human resources processes with the principle of "people first, employee first", Kuveyt Türk won the "2022+ Employee Number" category for the fifth time in a row at Turkey's Best Employers 5000 Awards, organized by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW) in the field of human resources. Turkey's Best Employer” was selected. Many unique human resources practices implemented by Kuveyt Türk, such as the new term career structure, Development Kitchen, Flexible Benefits Application Basket, and Employee First Council, implemented under the umbrella of the Employer Brand Good Luck, were effective in being deemed worthy of this award.

“Our focus is on employee satisfaction and development”

Aslan Demir, Deputy General Manager of Strategy, HR and Digital Transformation at Kuveyt Türk, said, “For 33 years since our establishment, we believe that customer satisfaction is a natural result of employee satisfaction, and we shape our human resources policies in line with this understanding. We develop unique practices in order to create an environment where our employees express their ideas freely, are included in decision systems and feel confident while working. We attach great importance to the development and career goals of each of our employees, and focus on designing the best employee experience and journey for them. We have implemented many human resources practices such as the Spacious Working Model, Development Kitchen, Employee First Assembly, which are implemented under the umbrella of the Employer Brand Good Luck. Thanks to the special workplace culture we have created, we have been on the list of Turkey's Best Employers for the last five years by the Great Place to Work Institute Turkey, one of the most respected organizations in the field of human resources. We will continue to exhibit approaches that focus on the satisfaction and development of our employees, and to develop unique practices.” said.

Prepares its employees for the future

Kuveyt Türk draws attention with its new generation human resources practices that increase employee satisfaction and win awards. Last year, Kuveyt Türk launched the Development Kitchen project, a new career model that removes titles, writes the career descriptions of the employees themselves, gains experience in different fields, and prepares the employees for the competencies of the future, breaking new ground in the finance sector. While the Development Kitchen enables employees to deepen in their current jobs and prepare them for the future, on the other hand, it offers employees the opportunity to gain experience in different fields by collecting and scoring applications such as inter-departmental rotation, experience-based temporary assignments, on-the-job training in the Development Basket. The Dual Career Structure, which is free from the pressures of title and promotion, allows employees to focus on their own development journeys and draw different career routes. Provided that the required conditions in seniority and performance are met, a different career path is offered to the employees with online trainings, certificates, rotations and graduate processes determined according to the requirements of the job. Employees with sufficient performance and seniority also benefit from an additional wage increase according to their level and job.

Continuous development with Kuveyt Türk Academy

The Kuveyt Türk Banking School, which Kuveyt Türk launched in 2017, breaking new ground in the participation finance sector, continues its way as Kuveyt Türk Academy today. In addition to professional and competency development trainings, employees are provided with training in many fields such as Data Analyst Training Program, Data Scientist Training Program and Digital Competency Development Program. As a result of its successful work, Kuveyt Türk Academy, where learning turns into value, was deemed worthy of 4 awards, 10 of which are gold, and 3 awards from Tegep at the Excellence Awards organized by Brandon Hall Group, one of the most prestigious consulting companies in the world.

MT trains future managers with Tech Talent and D3 Programs

Kuveyt Türk continues to train future managers with its award-winning Management Trainee program. In addition, as the only bank with award-winning applications in the field of technology and 2 R&D centers in the country, Tech Talent; Candidates who have just graduated from universities or who have only a year past their graduation date and who have a very good command of English can apply to the D3 and MT programs for employees in supervisory positions. Employees included in talent programs are provided with free graduate support at certain universities, as well as in-class and online training opportunities that contribute to their career goals. In-house rotation is also offered so that they can experience different units and improve themselves. Many employees who complete these programs and progress rapidly in their careers are positioned as managers both in the field and in the headquarters units. At Kuveyt Türk, managers and directors from strategy to innovation, from individual marketing to commercial marketing are entrusted to MTs. In addition, future managers are trained with Tech Talent and D3.

Employee satisfaction increases with flexible fringe benefits

Kuveyt Türk offers different solutions to the different needs of its employees with its flexible fringe benefits application, Sepetim, which is a first in the sector in terms of fringe benefits and has entered its 5th term this year. Thanks to the "Basketim" application, which received an excellence award from the Brandon Hall Group and an award from the Stevie Awards, employees can choose the way of saving, such as PPS, with their budgets stretched from their fringe benefits, or they can use their budgets in areas of need such as travel and education. In the in-house survey studies, the rate of employees who are satisfied and very satisfied with the Sepetim application has increased to 87 percent.

Uninterrupted communication with the “Good Luck” mobile application

Kuveyt Türk's Stevie Awards award-winning mobile application, which is an interactive platform where employees can communicate with each other, also draws great interest among employees. Congratulations, celebrations, announcements and videos are shared on this platform. Fortunately, the mobile application also plays an important role in ensuring uninterrupted communication with employees during the epidemic.

Employees First Assembly, the voice of the employees reaching the management

The Employee First Council, which is composed of employees from different organizations, functions, titles and seniority, also serves as the voice of the employees reaching the management. Kuveyt Türk also SohbetIt supports the fields of interest of its employees through human resources practices such as Jobs, Career Meetings, Employee Satisfaction Hotline, HR My Friend, Voluntary Auditor Hotline, Ethics Reporting Line, and organizations such as Book Reading Club, Social Assistance Club, Travel Club, Basketball Club.

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