Radisson mentors Saudi talent

KSA Talent Initiative by Radisson Hotel Group

To further cement its intensive recruitment efforts in one of its key market feeders, Radisson Hotel Group has launched ‘A Brilliant Journey of Advance Development Programme’ (ABJAD), targeting employees within the Kingdom to develop their leadership profile and help them progress in their roles across its portfolio of 26 operational hotels.

Alongside Radisson Hotel Group’s robust expansion plans, ABJAD aims to develop talents by producing skilled, well-trained, and talented Saudi managers. The name “ABJAD” is derived from articulating the first letters of the Arabic alphabet in its original order and is often used to symbolise the beginning of learning something new, which in this case alludes to leadership. Through ABJAD, talents from all departments currently on supervisory level will be provided with the tools, resources, and guidance as they prepare for the next step in their hospitality career.

ABJAD intends to flourish the talents with a focus on the following pillars: Own, Deliver, Collaborate, Lead. This initiative is also aligned with the Saudi 2030 Vision to raise the contribution of the tourism sector to the domestic product to more than 10 per cent and to provide one million job opportunities.  It further cements the group’s commitment to the region, in line with its new office in the Kingdom that is set to become operational at the end of the year.