Seha launches big Emiratisation drive
Abu Dhabi, September 23, 2012
Seha, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, has launched a new Emiratization programme that will see UAE nationals take up high level posts within the organization and its network of healthcare providers.
Under this scheme, 25 Emirati employees will be mentored to assume leadership positions at the end of the four-year programme, said a statement from Seha.
As part of its 2010-2015 plan, Seha said it wants to increase the proportion of UAE employees in administrative positions to 50 per cent of all job positions, raise the proportion of senior management staff to the same percent, and also hire UAE nationals for 12 per cent of local field jobs in medicine.
The programme seeks to actively bolster professional and personal development for UAE nationals to prepare them to assume strategic positions in Seha’s HQ and healthcare providers in the next four years, it added.
Commenting on the launch, Seha chairman Saif Bader Al Qubaisi said, “Taking its lead from the UAE government, Seha is committed to the process of empowering Emiratis through development and strategic employment opportunities where they can assume roles and responsbile citizens and offer value back to the community.”
"Seha has several initatives to attract UAE nationals to the field of medicine and healthcare, in a bid to assure sustainability and succession planning," explained Al Qubaisi.
This latest push towards Emiratization for leadership positions is being led by Ian Jones, the recently hired corporate executive coach and career planner.
Ian will be working closely with the programme’s participants to ensure they possess the right capabilities, and are given relevant training and support.
"The organization is committed to offering Emiratis a conducive environment in which to develop their potential. One of our programmes allows our Emirati managers to continue their higher education via MBAs and PhDs, ensuring that we encourage the development of relevant capabilities in the long term,” said Al Qubaisi.
The initative, he said, has shortlisted 25 national senior managers working within Seha across various fields including nursing, operations, finance, human resources, information technology, engineering, construction, and public relations, with the aim of mentoring and training them in four years to assume greater strategic and leadership responsbility.
After passing through the programme, graduating managers will assume high-level positions based on their specializations and practical experience, and become executive directors within Seha and the Health system, he added.-TradeArabia News Service