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