Karachi, 19th October 2017: K-Electric secured the 1st position in the category of “Large National Companies” by the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) at the 5th Employer of the Year Award 2016 held at a local hotel in Karachi.
EFP conferred the award in recognition of K-Electric’s best practices in HR Management practices, Health & Safety at work, Skills and Vocational Training Initiatives. The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan was established in 1950 and focuses on harmonious industrial relations and human resource skill development through effective and meaningful participation at national and international levels. The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan launched the Employer of the Year Award in 2012 to recognize the efforts of large, medium and small enterprises for their contribution towards the creation of a skilled workforce.
Speaking at the award ceremony which was attended by corporate heads, government officials and ILO representatives, K-Electric spokesperson described this award yet another testament to KE’s organisational transformation and said, “At KE, our people and our culture are our biggest asset. Due to this we ensure that the most diligent policies are put in place in terms of recruitment as well as development of talent. We try our best to ensure that every possible learning opportunity is available to our teams. Further, diversity and inclusion is one of our top priorities and has enabled us to assemble a diverse team of talented, focused and high achieving individuals who are responsible for our success.”
KE is driving Human Resource transformation by digitizing HR processes and under this ambit, KE has launched Success Factors, SAP’s state-of-the-art cloud based HR solution to drive a high-performance culture across the organization and allow teams to pursue their passion at work. Last year, KE also launched People Connect, a first of its kind initiative in Pakistan, where various employee service channels have been consolidated and synergized using both digital and physical mediums to cater to the utility’s diverse employee base. In addition to the above the power utility has focused on enabling and energizing its diverse workforce through other initiatives such as My Child Care Assistance and an extended Maternity Policy which facilitates working mothers.
The utility also runs a comprehensive talent acquisition program annually for business and engineering students to ensure that the youth of the country has access to the growth and learning opportunities available at the only vertically integrated power company in the nation. Earlier this year, the utility also initiated the Apprenticeship Programme 2017–18 aimed at enhancing employability of management and non-management workforce through skill development, mentoring and on-job training. KE aims to train over 550 apprentices in core business areas of generation, distribution and transmission during this two-year programme.