The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) recently held the sixth Human Resource Club Forum 2019, at Zayed University in Dubai, with the participation of a number of human resources students and professors of the university.
The forum focused on introducing the Federal Government HR strategy, the Authority’s vision, mission, strategic goals, as well as its roles and responsibilities, key initiatives and projects at the Federal Government Level.
Salwa Abdullah, Director of Projects and Programs Department at the Authority, spoke about the Human Resources Club initiative, which was launched in 2010, describing it as an ideal free intellectual and knowledge platform bringing HR specialists and those interested in th field together from all business sectors within the UAE and abroad under one roof.
According to her, HR Club represents an important platform for cooperation between all concerned with human capital development in the public and private sectors, and keep with the changes in this area.
Salwa Abdullah noted that membership of the Club is open and free for all those interested in human resources and institutional support, etc., and that application should be through website: www.fahr.gov.ae, and e-mail: HRClub@fahr.gov.ae.
The Authority’s work team reviewed during the forum, the new mechanism adopted to measure the level of HR departs’ development, maturity and practices in Federal Government institutions according to international indicators and models prepared for this purpose. The outcome of this mechanism are based on the indicators and results of ministries and federal entities as extracted from Human Resources Management Information System in the Federal Government "BAYANATI" and its smart reporting system.
The objective of the new mechanism, according to the Authority team, is to implement a unified model to measure the efficiency of government human resources practices, improve the performance of human resources departments in accordance with the best international standards and practices, in a way that reflects positively on employees’ performance, and achieve the strategic plans of various Federal Government institutions. The mechanism is also aimed at enhancing human resources functions through the development of action plans, and adopting initiatives and projects that contribute to continuous development of human resources departments.
The team explained that the new mechanism to measure the level of development of human resources departments in the Federal Government will allow the evaluation of ministries and federal bodies according to four main criteria: governance, employment efficiency, employee engagement, and development. It further explained that a set of indicators were included in and closely linked to each criterion, as well as giving weights for these critria according to their importance.
Zayed University students were familiarized at the forum sessions, with several human resources policies and systems launched by the Authority at the Federal Government level. These included the electronic by-systems associated to the Federal Government’s HR Management Information System "BAYANATI", such as Strategic Manpower Planning System, Job Evaluation and System, etc.
Human resources students were briefed on the latest concepts and techniques used in the field of electronic human resources systems such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital reality, advanced analysis, proactive forecasting and services, mobility technologies, robot-based response systems and smart control panels.
The forum featured a discussion session between the students and FAHR team, where the team opened a dialogue, answering students’ questions, identifying their professional and scientific orientations, and providing practical advice to help them excel in human resources topics.