Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority partners with CIPD to develop HR skills

Author: PM editorial | Date: 1 Mar 2017

Agreement is the first of its kind in Qatar, and will provide access to accreditation for HR professionals

The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) and the CIPD have signed an agreement to promote the development of HR in the country, by increasing access to qualifications and recognition.
 
It is the first agreement of its kind with the CIPD in Qatar and will offer access to the highest levels of accreditation for HR professionals.
 
Staff at the QFCRA will benefit from the latest HR thought leadership. and support for their professional development. They will also be able to pursue individual CIPD certifications to achieve Associate, Chartered Member, or Chartered Fellow standards.
 
“At the QFCRA, our people are our greatest asset and this partnership with CIPD underscores our desire to continue the focussed development of our staff,” said Eisa Ahmed Abdulla, chief operating officer of the QFC Regulatory Authority. “It will ensure that our organisation reflects best international practice in human resources and learning and development.
 
“Achieving CIPD accreditation for our staff will not only improve our organisation but create significant additional career opportunities for them.”
 
Matthew Mee, managing director at CIPD Middle East, said: “We are very excited to be working in partnership with the QFCRA and this demonstrates their commitment to improve business performance by shaping thinking, strengthening human resource capabilities and developing their in-house team.”
 
The agreement forms part of a broader emphasis on developing people at work. In November 2016, Qatar made changes to a number of employment laws, which included a pay boost for public sector workers and fairer conditions for pregnant women. The government said the new legislation was designed to accelerate the development of Qatar’s human capital, as the nation makes the transition from a carbon-based to a knowledge-based economy.
 
Qatar has also recently made it easier for expats living in the country to switch jobs, loosening previously strict regulations.