e-HR Partner rolls out Performance Management System for ABA staff

The FORWARD Team is consistently reaching new milestones taking Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Group to the next level of efficiency, making us more modern, centralized and accurate. 


Expanding the capabilities of the already functional e-HR Partner, and making a significant enhancement to the system, the Group HR Department stepped up its game by introducing Performance Management (PM) for ABA staff.


With the successful completion of the User Acceptance Test (UAT) for the PM on the HCM, the system went live on March 18, 2018.


This particular addition is of high value to employees at all levels as it introduces a more effective, meticulous and fair structure for evaluating and rewarding ABA employees. With the rollout of the Performance Management system, as the age old saying goes “Anything that is measured, definitely IMPROVES”, there will surely be improvement of performance and productivity among the workforce.


Currently the initial scope is focused on bonus eligible employees, starting with the year 2017. However once the system is stabilized the scope would be expanded to the entire 4000+ ABA family, which would then encompass the commission and overtime eligible employees as well.


According to Senior Manager of HR Services and Expertise Ajay Daniel John, “…going forward, the PM system will form the cornerstone of all decisions pertaining to salary increases, promotions and other career decisions.”


This achievement would not have been possible without the people working behind the scenes. The HR core team, otherwise known as ‘subject matter experts’ (SMEs) spent long working hours gaining knowledge about the system and its functionality. The team travelled to Jordan for four days and received intensive training from Intrasoft. 


On their return, FTL Ajay Daniel John, HR-Super User Ahmed Farouk and the SMEs – Ahmed Salmaan, Eleni Ntoulaveri and Bob Mathews – shared their expertise with the HR Business Partners and 25 division nominated ‘Project Champions’ from across ABA, so that they can cascade this knowledge further and assist the end-users after the system’s Go Live. 


Over the coming few weeks, this team of ‘Project Champions’ will aim to share their knowledge and train the targeted employee group on how to plug in their objectives for the year 2017, as well as conduct appraisals for the same, to kick start the first phase of Performance Management roll-out.


Great job guys for your immeasurable commitment and hard work! 

Super user’s orientation workshop for the ‘Forward’ project

Taking a step ‘forward’ towards the success of the ongoing ERP project, the ABA Group on Sunday (November 13) organized an orientation program for the HRMS super users. After more than a year of hard work, the dream ERP project is on the verge of becoming a reality. One of the biggest internal project of the Ali Bin Ali Group (ABA), the ‘Forward’ ERP project is going to elevate the company to new heights.

The orientation marked the beginning of a training period for the ‘Super Users’ keeping in mind the big ‘Go live’ event that took place in early February, 2017. It also intended to praise their commitment to HRMS implementation so far.

Mr. Albert Bamboukian, the Project Director, kicked off the event with an encouraging speech. He appreciated the efforts of the team and said, “The dedication and commitment of this team during the training and user acceptance testing will define the success of this project”. He also assured his continuous support and said, “I will be always available for any help”.

The super users who are being trained to lead the change include, Ajay Daniel John, Ganesh Gopal, Pinto Idicula, Farouk Mahmoud, Mihira Binduhewa, Iman Javed, Muhammed Rayees, Elmer Castillo, Emad Hanna, Ivee Teresa Teodoro, Denver Ferdinand, Liza Guzma, Mehdi Bekri, Rachna Mathew and Nikolay Stoichkov.

The ERP project team of ABA along with Intrasoft began the workshop by giving an overview of the project so far. Apart from discussing the different HCM modules, the team discussed about the challenges ahead and the roles and responsibilities of the key users in addressing them.

The event which took place at the Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, aimed at explaining how the core team with the help of Intrasoft will really decide the success of the project and will take ABA to new heights. Ice breaker events and team activities were organized to highlight the importance of team work and positive outlook.

The event was concluded in a very positive note with a cake cutting ceremony and a promise to spearhead the big change within the ABA Group that will benefit each and every employee.