Amna Al Suwaidi
Summit discusses UAE nationalisation issues
Dubai, November 20, 2012
Leading business leaders in the region discussed the various challenges associated with nationalisation in the public sector and also ways on how nationalisation can foster business growth in the UAE at a key human resources summit in Dubai.
The HR Summit and Expo will run till November 22 at Ritz Carlton DIFC. The expo this year will host many presentations and product demonstrations and giveaways to help the participants stay ahead of the international trends in HR innovation, said the organisers.
Amna Al Suwaidi, expert on HR planning at the UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) said, "Our aim at the FAHR is to improve and enhance the capabilities of HR in the federal government sector."
The summit, she said, allows for all government entities to engage in discussions and exchange insights on how we can attract more local talent and overcome any challenges we may face,” said Al Suwaidi.
She was joined by; Maha Al Mansouri, the associate director for HR and Emiratisation at Masdar and Jalal Al-Khaled, the chief human resources officer at Abu Dhabi National Insurance. The panel focused on a holistic approach to nationalisation to build a national workforce that drives business growth.
The panel discussed expectations of both nationals and employers, illustrating how both expectations can be aligned. Advice was also dispensed from experts on how a more sustainable vision can achieve nationalisation targets in the region.
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, the 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.
Burke will discuss the untapped leadership potential in the UAE, illustrating the advantages the region has in order to to cultivate future leaders.
The other speakers include those from General Electric, Microsoft, Standard Chartered, Unilever, Proctor and Gamble, SAP, Profiles International, Al Futtaim Group, Jumeirah, Panasonic, 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.-TradeArabia News Service