Dubai government’s HR department signs formal agreement with CIPD

Author: PM Editorial | Date: 25 May 2016

Organisations hope to promote the development and professionalisation of HR

The Dubai Government’s Human Resources department (DGHR) has signed a formal memorandum of understanding which it hopes will further enhance the development of HR skills in the country.
The two-year agreement aims to promote cooperation between DGHR and CIPD in the development of human resources and will see them work together in specific areas, including research projects related to the UAE and the broader Gulf region.
Her Excellency Amal Bin Adi, director general of DGHR, and Matthew Mee, managing director of CIPD Middle East, signed the agreement during the UAE Career Exhibition. “Training is a great investment in HR, which benefits employers and employees,” said Bin Adi. “It is a continual education process to improve intellectual capabilities and communication skills […] and is also meant to teach the ability to adapt with new managerial, technical and social changes and gain new talents.”
Bin Adi also emphasised the importance of HR-enabled continual professional development (CPD), which would help employees develop their skills and, in return, better enable government departments to achieve their targets.
The agreement also offers support for professionals who work in HR and wish to become CIPD members, or study for HR qualifications in the region.
Mee said: “The CIPD is incredibly excited and proud to partner with DGHR. We look forward to our collaboration which will help raise HR knowledge and capability, advance workforce management practices and ultimately build better work and working lives throughout Dubai.”
DGHR is developing government human resources in line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021.
It will offer, in collaboration with 31 government entities, around 800 vacancies in administrative, engineering and technical fields. The job opportunities will mainly target newly graduated citizens of the UAE and will be divided among all government departments.