Mohammad Bin Rashid Emiratisation award launched

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Last week his Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ordered the launch of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Award for Emiratisation.

Both public and private sector companies are eligible and the award is meant to encourage Emirates to work in fields where the emiratisation rate is low, and to encourage a national initiative for emiratising jobs.

To be eligible for the award companies must be developing schemes in strategic emiratisation plans and programmes, emiratisation leadership, training and empowerment of Emirati human resources, and emiratisation community initiatives.

This is great news for Emiratis as these criteria are intended to encourage Emiratis to work in fields where the emiratisation rate is low, and to encourage a national initiative for emiratising jobs.

UAE Employers Can Lead The Way To Gender Balance

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A recent study reported in the Gulf News by The Boston Consulting Group, found that, while 85 per cent of leading organisations in the middle east view gender diversity as a top priority, only one in five companies have targeted recruiting strategies for female talent. The report highlighted the need for the role of women in the workplace to be more clearly defined in the Middle East to address the lack of women in management positions.

The report concluded that the UAE could play a leading global role in greater integration of women as statistics show that young Emirati women are better educated than their male peers and often demonstrate stronger work ethic.

This report should be good news for female Emirati staff as this report brings gender equality to the table — and so female Emirati staff can hope to see some positive action soon.