The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), recently held the HR Club’s fifth virtual session 2022, under the title "New Trends in Performance Management", an event which was followed by hundreds of Club members from inside and outside the country.
The live-streamed session hosted Quentin O'Grady, CEO, Expert and Consultant at WorldatWork, and Julie Sloan, CEO of Workforce Planning Global.
O'Grady reviewed the new trends most adopted by global organizations in the field of employee performance management, noting that most institutions are now more interested in training employees on modern technology and artificial intelligence techniques, in order to make them more capable of keeping pace with the rapid changes in global labor market.
He called on organizations to pay great attention to developing the capabilities of their employees and honing their skills in many areas, while meeting their aspirations and job requirements.
“Any institution must identify, before hiring any employee, the skills and competencies the vacant jobs needs, and conduct certain tests for candidates applying to occupy these positions to ensure their suitability to fill them,” he noted.
Quentin O'Grady also urged institutions to set public policies that include clear expectations about the performance required of employees; e.g. setting a framework that includes the key job competencies expected of employees, each according to their specialization, in a manner that serves the institution, and enhances its productivity.
He added: “Companies are required to adopt flexible systems in managing employee performance, and practical mechanisms for rewards and incentives, which would contribute to preparing a work environment conducive to creativity and innovation, while avoiding overloading the employees with much work and responsibilities at the same time”.
He recommended providing continuous feedback to employees about their level of performance, rather than just evaluating their performance two or three times annually, pointing to the importance of strategic workforce planning in enhancing the organization’s capabilities to face future challenges, by preparing a second line leaders that must be trained and qualified at the highest level.
About the Human Resource Club
The Human Resources Club launched in 2010 is one of the most important strategic initiatives of the Authority. It is an interactive platform and an intellectual and knowledge communication channel that brings together interested people, to discuss human resource issues and support services.
It is an interactive platform that offers its membership, an ideal opportunity to learn about the best practices, experiences and success stories of many individuals and institutions, as well as meeting with specialists and actors in the field of institutional work.
It is noteworthy that the door to membership is open free of charge for those interested in human resources, public administration institutional support and other relevant fields. The Club is keen to communicate with its affiliates through website, e-mail, and various social networking channels. Those interested can apply for membership through: The Authority website: www.fahr.gov.ae, or the Club e-mail: HRClub@fahr.gov.ae