Ali Bin Ali Group celebrates National Sport Day

The 10th annual Olympic Day hosted by Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Group to mark Qatar’s National Sport Day was attended by more than 3000 employees and their families despite the weather playing spoilsport. The event took place at Al Arabi Sports Club, Doha, on February 14.

The ABA Olympic Day featured a wide range of activities and provided a great opportunity to the employees, who come from various cultural backgrounds and nationalities, to get together and mingle in a relaxed setting.

It also allowed them to learn about the importance of staying healthy through the year and engage in physical activities. There was some kind of activity for all age groups and the staff’s children, in particular, were seen having a great time.

The day’s proceedings began with senior officials of the Group releasing colourful balloons into the air and declaring the event open. This was followed by various sporting activities and games for the employees and their families.

Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, Vice-Chairman and EVP of Ali Bin Ali Group, attended the event and participated in the games. He confirmed his support to the nation’s initiative in promoting a healthy lifestyle among its citizens and residents and said, “We at Ali Bin Ali believe that a healthy body is a home to a healthy mind which increases an individual’s productivity. Sports and exercise should be a part of our daily routine.”

“As our Emiri Decree states, a healthy lifestyle should be encouraged. We have been celebrating the well-being of our employees and their families for the past 10 years by dedicating a whole day to sports and entertainment,” he added.

The head of the Organising Committee, Mr. Mohammad Imran, said they were happy about the turnout and level of participation and hoped that, true to ABA Group’s slogan ‘Together we work, together we play’, the employees had an exciting and fun day.

Recognising ABA Group’s commitment to fitness and sports, Al Arabi Sports Club presented a token of appreciation to the Group. Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali received the prize from the club’s Vice-President, Mr. Jassim Al Kuwari.

The eventful day ended with the distribution of medals, prizes and a raffle draw.

ABA Forward’s e-HR Partner goes Live!

The ABA Forward HCM system, the e-HR Partner, went live on Sunday (Feb 12) following nearly yearlong preparations and hard work by the ABA Forward team. To mark the occasion, the core HCM team came dressed in the branded Forward T-shirts.

The e-HR Partner, which is one of the biggest internal projects of Ali Bin Ali Group, will empower the business and the people who drive it as well as increase efficiency.

The e-HR partner system was launched on Sunday morning and an email with the e-HR Partner URL has been sent out to all ABA staff members, which also includes their username and initial password. The team has been busy all day, answering all kinds of queries that have started coming in after the big launch.

e-HR Partner is a Human Resources Management system that enables enterprise people management processes. The e-HR partner will integrate information from different applications into one universal database and eliminate the need to re-enter data. It will provide new and enhanced features such as e-Recruitment, eLeave, Employee Self Service and Manager Self Service.

For the first two months after the launch of the HCM system, there will be a period of Parallel Run during which ABA Group will measure the performance of the new Oracle HCM system through using the old “Legacy HRMS” as a yardstick.

To make the transition smooth and manage the change, the Forward team has established a Help Desk for the Forward ERP, including HCM, with the support of ABA IT Department. The HR coordinators of all the divisions will mediate between the employees and the Help Desk in order to address any kind of concern or feedback the staff may have.