The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), recently held the sixth virtual forum of the Human Resources Club in 2021, under the title "Transformation into a Learned Organization", with Dr. Todd Brodie, a faculty member and expert in Talent at Work International, as keynote speaker.
The forum witnessed a great interaction by the Human Resources Club associates, HR specialists and those interested in the field from all over the world, besides being followed by thousands of people. It is worth mentioning that, since the beginning of 2021r, the HR Club has held 6 virtual forums, followed by more than 34,000 people.
Mrs. Salwa Abdullah, Director of Projects and Programs at the Authority, revealed that all previous sessions of the HR Club are recorded and available in the visual library, on the Authority's website (www.fahr.gov.ae), for those interested to follow at any time. The step, she added, reflects the Authority's keenness to spread knowledge and share the best global experiences, practices and successful stories in the field of human capital management with all interested and specialists from inside and outside the country.
Salwa Abdullah said: “The Human Resources Club, which was launched by the Authority in 2010, is an important intellectual and knowledge communication platform that brings thousands of HR professionals and those interested in topics presented and discussed, including human resources, support services or general and emerging issues. that the Human Resources Club - one of the Authority's strategic initiatives.”
Organizational culture of learning and skills development
Dr. Todd Brodie stressed during the session the importance of establishing a culture of learning and training in the work environment, and the need for any organization, regardless of the nature and methods of its work, to adopt the best global models and experiences in the field of employee education and development. The employees, as he put it, are the most important resource and asset for any institution, and no organization can achieve its strategic goals and future projects without caring for them and fulfilling their aspirations and needs.
Long term training strategies
He stressed the importance of setting long-term strategies to train employees and enhance their capabilities, provided that these strategies are aligned with the organization's strategic plan.
He said: “The most successful organizations have effective systems for talent management, which focus on a number of elements, including: training and development, succession planning, performance management, plan for the development of second and third line leaders, in addition to attracting high skilled talent.
"The organization's leadership and human resources departments should be aware of the key employee development areas of improvement, choose the best method for developing these areas, and improve their skills, taking into account the individual differences in learning between different generations of employees."
He added: "An organization’s interest in empowering its human resources and qualifying them to assume future leadership positions, has a positive impact on the employees and the organization alike, as it gives them a feeling that their role in the organization is important, which would increase employee happiness, loyalty, and productivity. This is vital in realizing the organization’s aspiration, enhance its competitiveness, as well as achieve its goals and strategic plans, thus transforming it into an ideal environment that attracts people with expertise and competencies.”
Finally, Dr. Todd Brodie urged organizations to measure the return on investment (ROI) when implementing development programs, and ensure the effectiveness of these programs in achieving the goals for which they were set. The methods used in employee training and development should also be adjusted periodically to keep pace with the rapid changes in the global labor market.
Human Resources Club
The Human Resources Club is an interactive platform and an intellectual and knowledge communication channel that brings together interested people, to discuss human resource issues and support service.
Membership of the Club is open and free for all those interested in human resources and institutional support, etc. Application should be through website: www.fahr.gov.ae, and e-mail: HRClub@fahr.gov.ae