The KGH Group has not only created employment for 650 to 700 people but also has been meeting a social responsibility in hiring employees with diversity. Sakya says that the group hires women under the shelter of Maiti Nepal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to help victims of sex trafficking.
As women from the organization find it challenging to reintegrate into society after being rescued from brothels, the KGH group has tied up with Anuradha Koirala (Founder and Director of Maiti Nepal and also a winner of CNN Heroes of 2010) to provide them with job opportunities in all of its properties, says Sakya.
Similarly, the group prioritizes hiring employees from underprivileged groups and communities. Sakya says that the group gives preference to those who have returned after working abroad. He gives an example of a recent recruitment of 10 employees who had returned from the US, UK and UAE. He also reveals that the employee turnover at the group is quite low and some of the employees have been with the company for even decades.
Mr. Sakya states “We have maintained a very good relationship with employees hence, we do not have problems with the human resource management,” on regards to the company’s relationship with its employees. To empower women, Mr.Sakya appointed Ms. Sabira Ranjit, as Corporate HR Manager at KGH Group who holds UAE Experience.
We have asked her few questions about her career as follows:
- What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
– I am passionate about dealing different function of business that relates to colleague. And to be part of developing strategies, planning and implementing the best practices for business and peoples’ growth.
I personally like assisting colleagues on regard to their queries, training them to develop their skills and to influence them to be a better professional.
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
– I would guide anyone on anything if that will lead to their growth even I will not be compensated with money.
- What are you surprisingly good at?
– I am good at convincing and counseling people of different ages or let’s say to befriend with anyone, any ethical group or of any age group.
- Can you share some of your life remembering moments?
– I remember my Indian roommate telling me that anyone could be in a managerial position, not only the owner of the company and high scholars, that was the moment everything got changed for me as I realized I can strive to grow to be in a management team as well, and here I am now taking care of 7 different properties at once.
- How long have you been working in your field?
– I am in a hospitality sector for 7 years.
- How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
– I am a student of travel and tourism so it’s connected to hospitality and travelling. Personally it helps if your education and professional career are connected. It makes us understand and act in a better way, moreover we will know what are we talking about and what are we doing.
- Did you accidently join this career or you choose from childhood?
– I accidently joined this career. My childhood aim was to be a dentist. However I am still happy for what I am now.
- What are your goals for next 10 years?
– I want to set up HR department for different companies, being HR Business Partner. Be CEO of my own chain company and travelling different parts of the world.
- What was the biggest hurdle you faced when working for your career and how you overcame it?
– The biggest hurdle I faced was when I went abroad for the first time, it was then I didn’t know the rights of employee and underwent all the rules both valid and invalid set by the management. I overcame it by broadening my knowledge on law acts and employee rights.
- Your biggest failure?
– Was being unaware about the power of being visionary, setting goals and moving with a mission. The lack of professional knowledge made my progress slower than it should have been. Anyway I took my getaway as we say better late than never.
- Whom do you give all the credit for your success?
– My dormitory Indian roommate who made me realized that I could be on the top management level too.
- What things build you? What are the qualities that all should have to be successful in their career?
– My experiences and my desire to grow professionally and intellectually build me up. All must have a vision, mission and well set goals to achieve which would make them successful in their career.
- What is the biggest dream you have?
– Again, to be a CEO of my own company and to travel all over the world.
- What’s your biggest accomplishment which you can tell us till now?
– Those people are my accomplishment who often give me a call and tell me it’s me because of whom they are where they are now. My ultimate accomplishment is their success.
- What you suggest to youths who want to join in similar career as you?
– Firstly, understand the profession you are going to choose. Choose, only if you are passionate about it. Set a goal to achieve and move forward to reach it. Falling and rising again will be part of achieving the goal so never to give up before you reach the pinnacle of your dream.