Masdar and UAE Federal Authority of HR shed light on nationalisation
Dubai - 19 November 2012: Business leaders in the UAE kicked off the HR Summit and Expo 2012 today with discussions on some of the key priorities in the region, tackling nationalisation and diversity in organisations, both the public and private sectors came together to focus on how nationalisation can foster business growth in the UAE.
Amna Al Suwaidi, expert on HR planning at the UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) discussed the challenges associated with nationalisation in the public sector while outlining the Federal Authority’s vision.
“Our aim at the FAHR is to improve and enhance the capabilities of HR in the Federal Government sector. The summit allows for all government entities to engage in discussions and exchange insights on how we can attract more local talent and overcome some of the challenges we face,” said Al Suwaidi.
Al Suwaidi was joined by; Maha Al Mansouri, Associate Director for HR and Emiratisation at Masdar and Jalal Al-Khaled, Chief Human Resources Officer at Abu Dhabi National Insurance. The panel focused on a holistic approach to Nationalisation to build a national worforce that drives business growth.
The panel discussed expectations of both nationals and employers, illustrating how both can be aligned. Advice was also dispensed from experts on how a more sustainable vision can achieve nationalisation targets in the region.
The Summit takes place at the Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, from November 19 until the 20, and features the latest strategies, insights and international best practices by the most influential and respected people management leaders and HR practitioners in the industry.
Best-selling author and HR guru, Dave Ulrich held an interactive seminar with the region’s HR leaders yesterday on the changing role of HR and how it can play a fundamental role in preparing organisations for the future
Tomorrow, Eugene Burke, Chief Science Analytics Officer, SHL People Intelligence Business Results, will present findings on a recent study that places the UAE as one of the top corporate leaders.
“Our Talent Analytics data shows huge untapped leadership potential in the region, especially in Egypt and UAE. This represents an unprecedented opportunity for them to cultivate future leaders in order to strengthen their market position,” said Burke.
Other speakers at the conference include those from General Electric, Microsoft, Standard Chartered, Unilever, Proctor and Gamble, SAP, Profiles International, Al Futtaim Group, Jumeirah, Pansonic, Alcatel-Lucent and many others. Speakers will debate the future role of HR in the region and how it can foster people strategies that will drive companies towards greater growth.
About IIR HR Summit
The most influential Human Resources event for the Middle East’s Human Resources community. Taking place over from 18 – 22 November 2012 at Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai HR Summit 2012 brings you the latest news, strategies, insights and international best practices brought to you by the most influential and respected HR leaders and practitioners in the industry. HR Summit, two co-located operational Forums, 4 power-packed post-summit Masterclasses and over 20 Open Seminars and HR Clinics – learning is guaranteed for everyone. The Expo this year will host many presentations and product demonstrations and giveaways so those attending can stay ahead of the international trends in HR innovation. Also taking place is the Middle East HR Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner.
The awards showcase the best HR talent in the Middle East and honour HR professionals in Government and the private sector for their outstanding contributions in creating a high performing workforce for the future. Speakers for the event include Maha Al Mansouri of Masdar, Amna Al Suwaidi from UAE Federal Authority for Government, Jonathan Budden from Microsoft as well as HR guru Dave Ulrich. Headline sponsors of the HR Summit and Expo 2012 include, Profiles International, SHL; Recruitment Partner Gulftalent; PDI Ninth House is the Platinum Sponsor; Zurich and Customised Training Solutions are Silver Sponsors; Dubai Knowledge Village is the Knowledge Partner and Cass Business School is the Education Partner. For more information visit www.hrsummitexpo.com