Standing out with original human resources practices, Kuveyt Türk, the leading and innovative participation bank of Turkey, won the awards in the Best Employers in Turkey 2021 organized by Great Place To Work Institute Turkey. Kuveyt Türk ranked first at the “5000+ Employees Category” for the fourth time in a row and became the “Best Employer” of Turkey. The technology company Architecht, a 100% subsidiary of Kuveyt Türk, entered the list of the best employers for the second time at the "100-250 Employees" category.
Conducting its human resources processes with the principle "people first-employee first" and implementing many original human resources practices such as Gelişim Mutfağı, Gelişim Sepeti, İyi ki İşveren Brand, Önce Çalışan Meclisi, Kuveyt Türk won the awards in the Best Employers in Turkey 2021 organized by Great Place To Work Institute Turkey in the field of human resources, ranked first at the “5000+ Employees Category” for the fourth time in a row and became the “Best Employer of Turkey”. The technology company Architecht, a 100% subsidiary of Kuveyt Türk, entered the list of the best employers for the second time at the "100-250 Employees" category. Kuveyt Türk strive to ensure its 6 thousand employees to feel proud of belonging to Kuveyt Türk and offer them a happy and peaceful working environment by developing its human resources, during the epidemic process.
"We care about a work culture that appreciates each other"
Kuveyt Türk’s Vice President HR, Strategy and Digital Transformation, Aslan Demir said “For 32 years since the day we were founded, we find it valuable for our employees to have a workplace environment where they feel proud of belonging to Kuveyt Türk. We prepare environments where our colleagues can express themselves freely and offer opportunities to continuously improve themselves throughout their careers. Last year, our first company that entered the GPTW Europe's Best Employers list has been on the list of GPTW's best employers for the last four years, thanks to our workplace culture of employees who act with team spirit and appreciate each other. We are pleased that our subsidiary Architecht technology company has also been chosen as the most employed employer for the last two years. We will continue to exhibit approaches that focus on the satisfaction and development of our employees and to develop original practices for their happiness.”
Guiding employees to prepare for the future
Kuveyt Türk draws attention with new generation human resources practices that increase employee satisfaction and enable them to win awards. At the beginning of this year, Kuveyt Türk launched its new career model Development Kitchen project, which removes titles, writes career descriptions of employees themselves and gains experience in different fields, preparing employees for the competencies of the future. On one hand, Development Kitchen enables employees to deepen in their current jobs and prepare for the future in a well-equipped manner, on other hand, it offers employees the opportunity to gain experience in different areas by collecting and scoring practices such as rotation between departments, temporary assignments based on experience, and on-the-job training in Development Basket. Away from title and promotion pressures, the Dual Career Structure allows employees to draw different career paths by focusing on their own development journeys. Provided that the desired conditions are met in seniority and performance, employees are offered a different career path 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.
Employee satisfaction increases every year
In terms of fringe benefits, Kuveyt Türk offers different solutions to the different needs of its employees with its flexible fringe benefits application, My Basket, which is a first in the sector and has entered its 5th term this year. Thanks to the My Basket app, which received an excellence award from Brandon Hall Group and an award from the Stevie Awards, employees can choose the way of saving, such as PPS, with the budgets they stretch from their fringe benefits or they can evaluate their budgets in need areas such as travel and education. In the in-house survey studies, the rate of employees who are satisfied and very satisfied with the My Basket app has increased up to 87 percent.
Uninterrupted communication with the Iyi ki mobile app
Kuveyt Türk's "Fortunately" mobile app, which is an interactive platform where employees can communicate with each other, and which has been awarded with Stevie Awards in internal communication applications, attracts great attention among employees. Congratulations, celebrations, announcements and videos are shared on this platform. In this way, a sharing from a branch anywhere in Turkey reaches the head office and all other branches instantly. Fortunately, the mobile application also undertakes important tasks in terms of ensuring uninterrupted communication with employees during the epidemic process.
Continuing education with the award-winning Banking School
Training for employees at the Kuveyt Türk Banking School, which Kuveyt Türk launched in 2017 by breaking new ground in the sector, continues at full speed during the epidemic process. In addition to professional and competency development training, employees are provided with trainings in many areas such as the Data Analyst Training Program, the Data Scientist Training Program and the Digital Competence Development Program.
Kuveyt Turk Banking School, where learning turns into value, was deemed worthy of 10 awards, 4 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, as a result of its successful work.
Employee First Council is the voice of employees reaching the management
Employee First Council, which consists of employees from different organizations, functions, titles and seniorities, also serves as the voice of the employees reaching the management. Kuveyt Türk also supports the interests of its employees through human resources practices such as Friendly Talks, Career Meetings, Employee Satisfaction Line, My Friend HR, Volunteer Inspection Line, Ethical Notification Line and organizations such as Book Reading Club, Social Assistance Club, Travel Club, and Basketball Club.