1st Oman Human Resources Forum Highlights Training and Employment Challenges

The first edition of Oman Human

Resources Forum, organized by al Roya Newspaper, began at the

Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat in Hayy Al Erfan today under the

patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar al-Marhoon, Minister of Civil


In a statement to the media, Sheikh al-Marhoon said that this forum is

an important opportunity to discuss the recent developments related to

the field of human resources development as it is attended by a

number of leaders and specialists in the public and private sectors in

the Sultanate, who will discuss examples and practices on means to

empower human resources and enhance their performance and how to

apply this to the SMEs sector.

At the beginning of the forum, Honorable Hatim bin Hamad al-Tae,

Editor-in-Chief of al Roya and Supervisor General of the forum gave a

visual presentation during which he highlighted the most important

challenges of human resources at the present time, which include the

gap between the outputs of education and the needs of the labor

market, in addition to the plans and policies do not absorb the

numbers of graduates, pointing out that the government sector suffers

from an increase in the number of employees.

After that, Sayyid Salim bin Musallim al-Busaidi, Undersecretary of the

Ministry of Civil Service for Administrative Development Affairs gave a

speech in which he touched on the system of human resources

management and development at the civil service units.

The forum, in its first edition, entitled “Rehabilitation, Empowerment

and Employment”, aims at discussing the challenges facing the

Sultanate in the current stage in terms of human resource

development, employment challenges and empowerment of small and

medium enterprises, in addition to discussing career promotion issues

and linking them to performance.

The forum also seeks to shed light on the success stories of a

number of beneficiaries of the funding provided by Al Raffd Fund, with

the participation of a group of experts, specialists and officials related

to human resources.

The Forum included four working sessions, the first one entitled

“Investing in National Human Resources”, followed by a panel

discussion entitled “Career Development and Performance “. The

second session, entitled “Entrepreneurship and Success Methods”,

was dedicated to beneficiaries of Al Raffd Fund. Sultan al-Busaidi,

CEO of the United Oilfield Services Company, Ali bin Saleh al-Ghabshi

and Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Rahbi, who are the founders of Al Hedaya

for National Projects (Shipping and Customs Clearance), presented

two working papers about their success stories with self-employment”.

Source: Oman News Agency