PwC Middle East partners with employee services provider Power2Motivate

20 November 2018

The Middle Eastern arm of global professional services firm PwC has partnered with human capital services provider Power2Motivate to launch PwC Champion.

With offices stretching the Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the Power2Motivate cloud-based platform offers a range of services to enhance employee loyalty and engagement, such as through incentives and rewards. According to the start-up, such programmes are proven to improve business performance with a measurable return on investment.

Regionally based in Jordan and with programmes available in 17 languages across 150 countries, Power2Motivate claims a growing user-base of more than 2.5 million existing users and 750 clients worldwide, including global entities Ericsson, BMW, Hewlett Packard and Cisco just to name a few. The latest big-name firm to join the roster is the Middle Eastern branch of PwC, with the launch of PwC Champion.

According to statement from Power2Motivate, PwC Champion ‘aims to inspire well-being, loyalty and team building among employees by developing programmes that focus on corporate values, increasing inter-departmental relations and rewarding employees,” which the firm says will boost engagement and build an innovative working culture to reflect PwC’s objectives.PwC partners with Power2Motivate to launch human capital solution

Under the regular Power2Motivate platform, employees are able to earn non-cash rewards through a points-based incentive programme, with points redeemable for products such as electronics and apparel through hundreds of worldwide suppliers. Meanwhile, organisations are provided with a range of customisable options, including provisions for easy monitoring and reporting, as to say how many employees have logged in or the number of awards issued per department, along with an employee nomination wizard, gamified badges, trophy tallies and special birthday or long-term service awards among others.

Currently, PwC Middle East has in excess of 4,200 local employees, spread across offices in twelve countries of the MENA region: Saudi Arabia (with 1,000-plus employees alone), the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories along with Libya and Egypt in North Africa – with another 333 new graduates joining the Big Four firm this September.

“We are delighted to be one of the largest employers of graduates in our region, which is one of the youngest in the world,” said PwC Middle East Senior Partner Hani Ashkar of the fresh intake. “Our commitment to the top young talent of our region reflects our deep-rooted commitment to, and confidence in the Middle East. With approximately half women and representing 40 different nationalities, we believe that this group of graduates represents the future of our firm and the diverse workplace we seek to maintain.”


PwC partners with the Project Management Institute's Saudi chapter

21 March 2019

Professional services firm PwC has signed a three-year partnership agreement with the Saudi Arabian branch of the Project Management Institute.

Following up from its recent deal with the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, the Middle Eastern arm of global professional services giant PwC has signed another agreement – this time with the Saudi chapter of the Project Management Institute: PMI-KSA. The three year collaboration will seek to promote and advance the project management profession in the Kingdom.

Counting some 500,000-plus members worldwide, the Project Management Institute (PMI) is a non-profit industry association for project management professionals, providing advocacy, research, education and the most widely accepted certification for more than 2.9 million professionals worldwide. Among 300 international chapters in 80 countries, PMI’s Saudi branch is one of the largest in the Middle East.

“PMI-KSA is pleased to sign this strategic MoU with a prestigious company like PwC to promote the project management profession,” said PMI-KSA President, Nabilah Al-Tunisi, who is the chief engineer for Saudi Aramco. “We aspire through this MoU and other PMI-KSA programmes to further expand the membership and awareness of the project management profession.”PwC partners with the Project Management Institute's Saudi chapterAccording to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by PwC and PMI-KSA, the two organisations will form a partnership of “community, knowledge, technical and cultural advisory” in a number of key areas to develop the strength of the profession in the Kingdom – including collaboration on “standards, educational institutions, events and special interests”.

In a press joint statement, PwC and PMI-KSI outlined a number of objectives, including; to support and encourage the adoption of PMI standards and increase their use for KSA’s Mega Initiatives; to increase the competency of local project managers through accredited training courses; and to share and leverage knowledge gained through publications, site visits and events.”

“For decades, we have been known for our practice to help our clients with their projects from strategy through execution; as well as supporting them in realising and reaping the benefits of each phase,” said PwC Saudi Arabia Country Senior Leader Riyadh Al Najjar. “It is in our heritage of creating trust and providing advice to help public and private organisations be successful.”

Al Najjar continued: “This partnership is another restatement to this effort, only cementing our mission; and we hope that together with PMI-KSA we can continue to support our clients in the best way possible and equip our people to become the leaders of tomorrow.  Together, we can bring forth the best of our combined knowledge and experiences and make an impact in the future of project management in the Kingdom.”