The region’s leading human resource conference “The GOV HR Summit 2016” under the theme of “Creating a Breakthrough in People Performance” will be officially endorsed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization.
Now in its 4th Annual the GOV HR Summit, building on its success of the last 3 annuals, is set to play host to an impressive line-up of influential leaders in human capital development and leadership from Government, semi government and public sector entities at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi on October 25-27, 2016 with National Bonds as the “Lead Sponsor”, IBM as “Platinum Sponsor”, PWC, The RBL Group and Franklin Covey as “Gold Sponsor” for the summit.
The endorsement of the regions pivotal HR event once again lays emphasis on the Ministries vision of creating a stable labor market and a productive workforce and is in lines with the vision of the regions supreme leaders towards promoting Creativity, Innovation and Building a cohesive knowledge economy.
This year’s edition also introduces the “GOV HR Awards 2016” to be held in conjunction with summit and aims to recognize, promote and reward excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement of governments, business organizations and individuals who have raised the benchmark of people performance across the region in ten different categories.
Highlighting the Top ten breakthroughs in HR leadership comprised of more than 20 sessions and an engaging international master class that will facilitate in-depth conversations across a range of topics and industries focusing on the development of human capital in the region with our prominent speakers paving the way towards achieving this goal.
The breakthroughs include Making your organization happier, Bridging the skills gap, Digital transformation of Human Capital Management, Creating Financial Security for employees, Talent management, Workforce Optimization through strategic right sizing, The future of workplace, Leadership and Succession Planning, Women in Leadership & Youth engagement.
Highlighting the top priority for the GCC, His Excellency Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry at the Ministry of Economy, UAE said “Getting the right people with the right talent on board is crucial to effective public service, the main focus should be on intensifying public workforce investment across the full spectrum of training, funding, career development, benchmarking and incentivizing. To achieve this, leaders should strive to gain a clear grasp of obstacles to individual and organizational success and from there formulate viable solutions. Leadership becomes crucial because of how it dictates the extent of effectiveness of government and public agencies”
Speaking about the summit, Mr. Ackash Jain, Managing Director, QNA International said “today’s dynamic market environment makes it necessary for governments and businesses to optimize resources and organizational assets for consistent growth and profitability, Human resources is an important part of the asset ecosystem and the summit’s mission is to increasingly view it as a strategic business value contributor. The summit will also showcase GCC’s commitment and initiatives in creating a knowledge based economy with “People” as its backbone”.
Speaking further on the challenges facing the region human capital development in the GCC, Ms. Fatima Haider, CHRO, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar said “The region is undergoing massive change including the pressures on its traditional economies. This has direct consequences on the way we develop Human Capital. In such times often the organizations tend to cut its spending on development; whereas I believe it should be the other way around and we need to increase our investment in development so as to make our people better equipped to respond to the challenges, increase productivity of the individuals and improve quality of their output. In the long term that will cut overall cost of running the operation and help the bottom line. We need to invest in changing that focus towards creating a performance culture and a sense of responsibility and service to the country”.
The GCC GOV HR Awards 2016 will be hosted in conjunction with the conference and aims to recognize & felicitate excellence in people performance. It will bring to the fore organizations giving impetus to women and youth empowerment, the conference will host a powerful panel discussion featuring Her Excellency Khuloud Al Nuwais, Chief Sustainability Officer, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, UAE. She firmly believes in “focusing on the necessity of developing quality training programs for women to achieve international positions in global organizations”. She said “Supporting women and women leadership in this globally competent and challenging world and providing them with the necessary technologies and facilities to polish and bring out their full potential and capabilities is crucial to sustain a knowledge-based economy “
Sponsors for the GOV HR Summit also include Grow ME, Emirates Photo Marketing, People First, Advanced Employment and BTS as Bronze Sponsors, GODIVA as Official Chocolatier and Changeboard as the Strategic Media Partner.