Alshaya supports Saudization goals

Alshaya’s portfolio of global retail brands includes Debenhams, a British multinational retailer operating under a department store format.
Updated 08 September 2018
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Alshaya supports Saudization goals

In support of Saudi Vision 2030, and its related call for diversification of youth employment opportunities in the Saudi private sector, Alshaya International Trading Company, a leading international franchise operator, has this week announced excellent progress in the hiring of Saudi retail staff in all customer-facing roles.

Following the government’s announcement of further nationalization targets early in 2018, Alshaya has delivered a compelling recruitment campaign designed to showcase the opportunities of a career in the fast-growing retail sector. 

Over 3,250 successful applicants have been offered roles within Alshaya’s portfolio of leading global retail brands, which includes Mothercare, Debenhams, H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Starbucks, West Elm and Vision Express. 

The company said in a statement that Alshaya strongly supports the creation of private sector employment and learning opportunities for young Arabs across the region, and that it has supported Saudi nationalization initiatives for many years as the retail sector has evolved. 

“We have worked in close cooperation with the Ministry of Labor over recent months to support the latest government targets and are delighted with the progress we are making in attracting Saudi nationals to our business. 

We have been very impressed with the caliber of talent and the passion for development that candidates have demonstrated,” said Faisal Alshaya, general manager, Alshaya International Trading Company.

The company’s current recruitment drive in the Kingdom builds on its existing success in employing Saudi nationals — over 5,000 Saudis now work for the company.

Alshaya has supported their development through dedicated retail academies in Riyadh at the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, in Jeddah and Dammam, as well as through learning programs and knowledge transfer, which is helping aspirational Saudi men and women develop new skills and grow their career with the company. 

Saudi nationals who want to pursue a career with Alshaya can discover more by visiting www.careers.alshaya.com/ksa-nationalization 

Alshaya International Trading Co. is a leading international franchise operator of some of the world’s most recognized retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Boots and Pottery Barn. 

The company operates stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion and footwear, health and beauty, food, optics, pharmacy and home furnishings.


Philips brings virtual cardiology network to KSA

Updated 19 February 2019
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Philips brings virtual cardiology network to KSA

Royal Philips, a health technology company, has teamed up with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia to provide a first-of-its-kind integrated cardiovascular information system (CVIS) across multiple facilities throughout the Kingdom. 

Patient medical information will be available on demand at the point of care in each of the connected hospitals to help improve quality access to cardiology care managed by a network of specialists. The Philips CVIS includes advanced software technology and image analysis to simplify cardiovascular data management for cardiology departments to work more efficiently and accurately. 

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the No.1 cause of death globally. They are also highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia. Cardiology is also one of the most complex areas of the hospital enterprise, with large quantities of data generated by various caregivers across multiple locations. By integrating disparate cardiology systems in the public MOH cardiac centers around the Kingdom, the Philips CVIS aims to reduce data entry, simplify access to test results generated in other departments and make it easier to acquire, analyze and share patient data. 

The cardiology patient data information will be powered by Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular platform, featuring advanced archiving from the Philips Universal Data Manager (UDM) and advanced visualization from Philips IntelliSpace Portal. Seamless data sharing and connectivity between the hospitals will be managed by Philips Forcare, delivering information health exchange (IHE) interoperability.  

“With a dedicated health care IT clinical informatics team and leadership in connected care, Philips brings a wealth of experience into the cardiology program of the MOH,” said Ozlem Fidanci, market leader Middle East and Turkey at Philips. “This collaboration named as Project Taji marks a significant step by the Ministry of Health toward Saudi Vision 2030 and the elevation of cardiology services across the Kingdom.” 

The Taji Project will be implemented in Makkah, Jeddah, Al-Hofuf, Qassim, Jizan, Najran, Dammam and Arar. All these cities will be connected to the Ministry of Health in Riyadh to utilize tele-cardiology services among MOH cardiac centers. 

“The primary use of tele-cardiology is to support primary care practitioners in the area of correct diagnosis, thus empowering them to manage cardiac patients with increased confidence. It also improves the clinical training of the average practitioner, by increasing the clinician’s level of knowledge at the primary level. This will equip GPs to offer better care and improve the overall health care system,” said Dr. Ahmed Balkhair, adviser to the vice minister and general supervisor of e-health programs and IT.

“The MoH tele-cardiology initiative helps build up an integrated cardiovascular information system (CVIS), cardiac picture archiving and communications system (CPACS), and an ECG data management system, all of which will enhance the efficiency of the cardiology workflow for the cardiologists and all users, and access to patient studies by authorized users,” said Dr. Mohammed K. Abdulaali, assistant deputy minister for hospital affairs.