UAE ministry unveils new HR plan
Abu Dhabi, September 20, 2011
The UAE ministry of finance has unveiled its new human resources management plan aimed at addressing methods to attract more UAE nationals into its workforce.
The new plan sets in place clear and specific programmes and initiatives to raise Emiratisation rates in all job capacities and levels at the ministry, the ministry said.
Commenting on the plan, Musabah Mohammed Al Suwaidi, assistant undersecretary of support services sector said, 'The Ministry of Finance constantly seeks to employ UAE nationals in our organization, and to train them so that they are able to work in a range of jobs in the financial sector.'
'In line with its strategy to achieve a sustainable and balanced growth for the UAE and applying the most efficient use of the country’s financial resources, the ministry has set initiatives in place to help in increasing the number of Emirati employees in the workforce, and in enhancing the sense of national pride among Emirati graduates.'
One of the main focuses of the plan lies in developing and enhancing the skills of UAE national employees to prepare them to effectively deal with work challenges and to meet job requirements, said Al Suwaidi.
A number of programmes and best practices are to be applied to ensure career advancement for all national employees and to attract top talents to work for the ministry of finance.
The finance minstry is considered to be the only entity to apply a development program regarding Emiratisation of this kind, where it had sponsored 20 students in 2009, 15 in 2010, and 11 in 2011, allowing them to study a range of finance and accounting concentrations that meet the needs of the workplace.
The first group of these sponsored students will be joining MoF’s team in 2013. The ministry will also be sponsoring 20 more students in 2012 who will be enrolled in finance and accounting programmes.
MoF had also previously implemented another initiative for secondary school graduates where they were hired at junior levels in the ministry and were supported in order to aid them in obtaining a Professional Certificate in Accounting.-TradeArabia News Service