At the third session of Human Resources Forum 2023, organized by the Human Resources Department of the Government of Dubai, participants discussed the future of jobs and skills in the Government of Dubai, and several experts gave a summary of their ideas and experiences on jobs. and future capabilities.
During the forum attended by HR officers from Dubai government departments, a panel discussion was organized in which many experts participated. They talked about future skills and employment opportunities in the Dubai government and lessons learned from best practices. Many lectures. Presented by experts from the United Arab Emirates: Focusing on the future of work, future skills for leaders and future skills.
Abdullah Ali bin Saeed Al Falasi, Director General of the Human Resources Department of the Government of Dubai, stressed that Smart Leadership pays more attention to human resources and is keen to train the Emirate’s people to lead future government jobs. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and President of the United Arab Emirates, confirms the Dubai Cabinet and Ruler, “may God protect him”.
He said that the Human Resources Department of the Government of Dubai is keen to develop the necessary strategies and plans to adapt to future changes and prepare sustainable pioneering talent in line with its vision focused on supporting the future visions of the Emirate of Dubai. , with innovative talents, outstanding minds, and global competitive expertise, to lead and develop the HR sector, develop smart solutions, flexible and innovative policies and transform the sector into a central organization by developing skills and minds that support competitiveness in the Emirate of Dubai.
The Human Resources Department of the Government of Dubai is preparing for the future, aiming to adopt high-performance work methods, develop innovative solutions to future challenges and lead pioneering thinking by harnessing the best entrepreneurs. Practices, in order to raise its readiness to meet current and future challenges, as well as through its strategy, focus on attracting renowned national and international talent, aligning the Emirati’s capabilities with national and local strategic directions, developing skills to qualify employees, and creating an optimal environment for working in the Government of Dubai.
He also explained that the Dubai Government Human Resources Department aims to achieve leadership in the management system by launching four strategic projects as the first plan revolves around the future aspects of the workforce in Dubai. To ensure human capital and talent, preparedness, flexibility and preparedness… Human capital and workforce in the Emirate of Dubai face rapid changes in the economy, technology and labor market dynamics.
He pointed out that the second strategic plan of the Human Resources Department of the Government of Dubai is Workforce Planning, a strategic initiative aimed at anticipating the future needs of workforce and talent, ensuring preparedness and flexibility, and ensuring readiness. As the Government of Dubai addresses the challenges and needs of the labor market, the third project is the Dubai Future Skills Centre, a common framework for qualifying human resources, a strategic initiative aimed at making Dubai and its Government the best in the world. The fourth project is Engineering the Jobs of the Government of Dubai, a strategic plan to prepare an empowered workforce with specialized skills that are future-ready and globally competitive. Designing a human resource infrastructure that provides the foundation for human resource practices for departments, institutions and organizations affiliated with the Government of Dubai, including, but not limited to, compensation and payroll systems, career development and workforce planning.
The nature of work is changing rapidly and continuously, and the key challenge is to develop the skills students need, such as problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and interpersonal communication skills such as empathy and synergy, he said. They will create fields of work that include artificial intelligence, robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.
He explained that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has imposed a new reality full of opportunities, challenges and new skills. While it will provide new types of work that did not exist before, it will eliminate many traditional jobs and move towards acquiring new skills. Through future challenges and growth.The greatest technology the world will witness.
In his speech during the forum, the Director of the Center for Future Studies, University of Dubai, Dr. Saeed Al Taheri spoke about future capabilities and quoted the late founding father Sheikh Saeed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. God rest his soul,” when he said: “Future generations will live in a world “that is completely different from what we are used to, so it is necessary to prepare ourselves and our children for that new world.”
What we need for the future is a mindset of growth, resilience, learning and high performance and technical and specialized skills such as visioning, programming, data science, machine learning and soft skills, he emphasized. Tools such as creative thinking, complex problem solving, effective communication, leadership, working within a team, emotional and social intelligence, and other skills as per the need of the hour are needed for life-long learning, learning agility and artificial intelligence that can be developed tools, etc., data analysis and methods.
He said that 42% of jobs will be automated by 2027, and the skills of the current workforce will suffer over the next five years, with 6 in 10 workers needing training before 2027.
As artificial intelligence and automation control many tasks, he pointed out that creative thinking is the most important skill in life, and we must focus on imagination, creativity and innovation so that we do not lose our jobs, individuals and companies. Creative thinking is highly capable of innovation and resilience. At the Human Resources Forum’s third session for the current year 2013, Saeed Mohammed Al-Nazari of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development spoke about the future capabilities of leaders and recently focused on the importance of building people. Regarding the importance of personal characteristics, which are one of the most important skills required by an employee, 78% of jobs require personal characteristics, such as being proficient in managing a work team and having expertise in creative thinking.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, established the Leadership Development Center, considered one of the most important centers in the region, and it was completed. Since 2003, 850 leaders have been created.
During the forum, Willis Towers Watson Dubai Head of Work and Reward Yun Shing Lee also spoke about managing future talent and said that a successful strategy is to be very clear about the goal you want to achieve. At the same time being too flexible in how to achieve the goal. Constant change and changes have a negative impact on employee experience, participation, well-being and productivity.