Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Convenes Annual HR Managers Forum

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Published November 16th, 2017 - 08:45 GMT
Mr Jamal Al Jasmi welcoming the HR Managers
Mr Jamal Al Jasmi welcoming the HR Managers

The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, convened the annual Human Resources Managers Forum for 2017 to examine its current training and academic programs and deliberate on ways to enhance their content and quality in line with industry needs and career objectives of the UAE national professionals in the banking sector.

Jamal Al Jasmi, General Manager of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, welcomed 38 HR manager and representatives from various UAE-based banks to the forum, andsaid: “The purpose of the annual HR Forum is to highlight the challenges facing our national cadres in their professional careers and to present the recommendations of specialists in empowering these cadres with targeted quality training and workshops. The forum seeks to link the training objectives to the actual needs of the individual as they progress in their career and contribute to raising the capacity of the employee based on the requirements of the job to be filled.

“EIBFS integrates the feedback from HR managers to upgrade the professionalism and qualifications of UAE nationals to highest standards, while also raising productivity and organizational effectiveness. In this context, the forum serves as a platform for HR managers and EIBFS to discuss ways to raise the level of awareness among employees on the need to upgrade their skills through continuing education to remain relevant at the workplace.”

Al Jasmi added: “During the session, several productive proposals to further enhance the quality and relevance of our training platforms were discussed. We are positive that the recommendations will allow us to adapt our programs to fit the latest market demands.”

Husam Al Sayed, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Emirates NBD, said: "We are delighted to be part of this very important annual deliberation, which provides us the opportunity to continue our ongoing dialogue with EIBFS on ways to develop the Institute's programs. The Institute, a leading training centre for banking and financial professionals, has played a critical role in the development of our national cadres, ensuring they are given the right training and thereby possess the required qualification to succeed in the banking and financial services sector.”

Al Sayed added that Emirates NBD is always committed towards participating in such initiatives that help develop UAE national employees in the competitive financial sector.

During the session, Noura Abbas Ahmed, Director of Training at Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, presented the results of training for 2017 and the analysis of the training needs for 2018. She especially highlighted the role of the Advisory Committee in ensuring the development of all quality training activities and associated services provided by the Institute.

Recommendations to improve the programs included collaborating with several reputed international training institutes, adopting best global practices in training, building a network for banks to improve the training support offered to their teams, updating the network with new market developments within the UAE and the GCC region, and maintaining ongoing communication among banks and EIBFS.

Background Information

Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies

Established in 1983, the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) offers world class education programmes, training sessions and allied services in the area of banking and finance at its three state of the art campuses strategically located in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Committed to the Emiratisation initiative, EIBFS supports UAE nationals by providing top-notch training facilities and encouraging career growth in the banking and financial services sector. 

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