Employer Branding Practices in Saudi Arabian Banking Sector

Nisar Ahamad Nalband, Mohammed A. Al Awadh


In these days of competition, to be unique in the market the organizations are using many strategies. To design and execute any strategy the organizations needs talented employees.

To facilitate the pooling of employees into an organization “employer branding practices” plays a critical role. In the process of attracting the right talent at right time for right job has become immensely important. The human resources management departments have no doubt occupying the fore front in the business organizations of today; yet it has to leave its impact through communicating the employer branding practices properly in an effective way.

The present research paper deals with Saudi Arabian Banking Sector where in which the authors have made an attempt to find the practices of employer branding available or not from the human resource management perspective.

The research is timely for the reason that Saudi Arabia is implementing “Nitaqat” (a step by step process to encourage local’s employment (the Saudi employment market comprises around 40% of expatriate employees). The companies are on toes to recruit Saudi nationals; the availability of skilled and talented Saudis is less. Therefore there is a need for employer branding practices.

The data collected from thirteen banks operating in Saudi Arabia and appropriate tools of statistics used to analyze the data and arrive to a conclusion.

From the literature review it is found that academically unanimously it is agreed that employer branding practices will help in attracting and retaining the talent, but the actual practices of employer branding are either not recorded or properly planned. From the research it is found that definitely there is a need for employer branding practices in Saudi Arabian banking sector too.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jmr.v9i3.11223

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