The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has released the tenth edition of the specialized HR Echo Magazine, which is issued semi-annually, in Arabic and English, in partnership with internationally recognized universities and organizations specialized in human resources around the world, such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), US; Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK; Boston Consultancy Group (PCG); Monash University in Australia; Gallup Institute; AQR; International Professional Managers Association (IPMA), in addition to researchers and specialists in human capital management and development from around the world.
In this regard, HE Aisha Al Suwaidi, Executive Director of HR Policies Sector, FAHR, said that Echo Magazine has become an ideal platform and an important window to highlight all local, regional and global issues related to human capital development, noting the progress achieved by Magazine to become one of the specialized human resource publications capable of keeping abreast of new developments in the field of human research and practices globally.
She added: "Over the past four years, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has managed to create a wide readership base for the HR Echo Magazine, including specialists and people interested in human resources, and build a global network of partners to include organizations in US, UK, Australia, India, and East Europe, in order to share the content of a rich and informative bilingual magazine.
Aisha Al Suwaidi noted that the tenth issue of HR Echo Magazine has been issued in conjunction with the 9th International Human Resources Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The topics addressed in this issue, she added, focus on the Conference Theme "The 4th Industrial Revolution Human Capital Challenges", which casts a shadow over all sectors of the world's business, in their administrative systems, tools and human capital.
On the contents of the eight issue of the Magazine she said: “This issue includes many specialized research articles and summaries by international institutions, expert houses, and distinguished authors who are putting their ideas and experiences on the topics of this issue. They tackled the relationship between jobs and digital technology, and its impact on workplace skills.
"One of the most important topics addressed by the issue, is the new independent employees who make up the so-called independent self-employment economy, and how institutions benefit from the talent available in this mode of work as a source of experience at less cost. The issue of work – life balance, and the advice given to employees and institutions in this aspect are highlighted, as well as the future direction of human resources management and social relations in the workplace to create an attractive environment, conducive of intellectual and social integration”.