BML wins Asia's Best Employer Brand Award for fourth time

BML employees at work. (Photo/BML)

 Bank of Maldives (BML) has received the ‘Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award’ by the World HRD Congress and the Employer Branding Institute for a fourth time. 

The award was accepted on behalf of the national bank by Head of Talent and Total Rewards, Mohamed Maiz, Head of Branches and Service Centers, Hussain Rasheed and Head of Customer Payments and Settlement, Huzaath Ali in a virtual ceremony earlier this Thursday. 

BML attributed the achievement to its commitment to people excellence and continued implementation of progressive policies for recruiting, developing and retaining talent to make the bank one of the most attractive places to work in the region.  

BML said it was also recognized for taking care of its employees through the COVID-19 pandemic - one of the most difficult times the world has faced in recent history. 

World HRD Congress Awards are given to institutions annually for the best HR practices under different categories. The jury, composed of industry experts, select organizations based on their achievements in HR. 

BML’s People and Change Director Sahar Waheed has expressed delight at receiving the award for the fourth time. 

“We’re delighted to receive the award for the fourth time. With the impact of COVID-19 on the bank’s operation, our main focus was on delivering our strategic goals while attracting and retaining talent. Our human resources strategy aims to ensure the bank remains a highly desirable place to work, with opportunities for both professional and personal growth. I would like to thank the team who have worked tirelessly to bring this award to the bank once again,” she said. 

BML is the largest bank and one of the largest employers in the Maldives, with 99 percent of its staff base composed of Maldivians.  

The bank said it takes great pride in implementing forward looking human resources policies to ensure the highest professional standards of employee recruitment, development and reward, and holds regular events to honor its top performing staff and to recognize their loyal service including Staff Awards and Long Service Awards.