In part 1 of my post titled ‘Rethinking Emiratisation’, I called for the review and rethinking of not only the long-standing concept of ‘Emiratisation’ but also the approach towards it.
I am excited to announce through this video the strategic partnership between my company TBH Consultancy and Dubai Scholar Consultants, a consultancy firm led by Organisational Development specialist Mubeena Mohammed. This partnership culminates months of brainstorming, discussions and work on some of the traditional practices to implementing ‘Emiratisation’ and localisation in the region.
Using an innovative and strategic approach as well as Transformation and Organisational Development expert Roland Sullivan’s “Whole-System Transformation”™ methodology; the purpose of this partnership is to help employers shift their view of Emiratisation from simply an exercise to fulfil quotas and HR targets to a process:
1- That transforms Emiratisation as part of your company’s DNA and culture here in the UAE.
2- That helps drive your organisation’s strategic and business goals and not only quotas
3- That is inclusive. Meaning it’s not only the responsibility of your HR and Recruitment team, but includes the internal stakeholders
4- That can adopt innovative and sustainable strategies to address common challenges faced by your organisation using progressive approaches such as empowering change agents, brainstorming through creativity labs and others
Me and Mubeena help employers achieve the above by either consulting your company and working with you throughout the journey, or facilitating a workshop to enable you to adopt our methodology on your own.
If you are a company looking to devise your own unique and potentially innovative strategy for Emiratisation (localisation), or eager to review and enhance your current strategy and could use our support to achieve this; feel free to reach out to us and we will be more than happy to meet you and explain how we can help.
Enjoy the video and feel free to comment
Author: Talib Hashim
Abdulmuttalib Al Hashimi (Talib) was born in 1977. He grew up in a sleepy town called Rashidiya, a far cry from the lights and bustle of Dubai. Talib began his career taking on a number of odd jobs (Yes, the legend of the one month stint he landed as a Magician/Promoter in the summer of '96 during the Dubai Shopping Festival is true). His first taste of the corporate world came with the large international bank HSBC, where he started in a small role as a 'Recovery and Debt Collector'. Fortunately, he moved up quickly during his tenure in the bank and was eventually recruited to be part of an elite team of Traders in the banks Global Market department. Inspite of the "Wall Street" like glitz and glamour that came with his role; Talib decided to submit his resignation in the summer of 2006 and say 'Adios' to his cubicle, a regular income -a well paying one too-, his SUV and the life of employment. Together with a young Emirati lady, he established Next Level Management Consultancy, a recruitment firm with specialisation in the niche market of 'Emiratisation' (Employing and developing UAE citizens). He is always proud of the fact that he has helped numerous Emiratis find employment. And he would like to think that he contributed -even if a little bit- to helping them lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Talib holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Project Management. He is an expert in Emiratisation and GCC national employment issues and initiatives. He is also a regular speaker on the topics of employment, development of people, Emirati entrepreneurship and also cultural challenges in the workplace. He also gives a series of motivational speeches titled "10 lessons I learned in 2009". Talib is an expert in multi-cultural issues that influence the Arab workplace and helps companies bridge the gap between their expatriate and local staff. He is often accused by some to be an idealist and a dreamer, however, Talib works tirelessly to become an agent of positive change in society (and ofcourse achieve amazing success as an Entrepreneur in the process). Talib believes that all Arab youth deserve the opportunity and the right to pursue their dreams and aspirations regardless of their race, caste, colour, status and family name in society; and hence he is a strong advocate of national and Arab youth empowerment. He has a passion for travelling and backpacking. He enjoys reading books on history, autobiographies and self improvement. He is currently trying to improve his sketching skills. View all posts by Talib Hashim