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HR summit to highlight tolerance at workplace


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Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent

Digitisation, technology and workplace transformation will come to the fore at the 16th edition of HR Summit & Expo (HRSE 2019), the region’s largest knowledge exchange and best-practise event for HR professionals.

HRSE 2019 will explore the immediate and long-term impact that technology is having on evolving workplace environments via three transformative days of knowledge sharing across130+ educational sessions led by over 140 local, regional and international industry practitioners.

With more than 5,000 HR professionals due to descend on Dubai from Nov.4-6, HRSE 2019 will feature an HRSE Strategy Summit and HRSE Tech Summit.

The event will host top employers from regional and international organisations including Expo 2020 Dubai, NASA Space, Estee Lauder Companies, Facebook, Zandel, Etisalat, and World Bank, amongst others.

To mirror evolving workplace dynamics, HRSE 2019 will facilitate business and collaboration opportunities by housing a range of workshops, free-to-attend seminars and a start-up pitch competition.

In the main expo arena, hundreds of exhibitors will showcase solutions fit for today’s fast-paced, digital-centric workplace, while visitors will also be able to tour a dedicated tech zone, the HR innovation stage, a start-up hub, a wellness zone hosted by AXA Insurance, as well as take part in various networking opportunities.

The HRSE 2019 speaker line-up will be led by bestselling New York Times author Marcus Buckingham, whose ADP Research Institute recently published ‘The Global Study of Engagement Technical Report’ which showed that UAE has the most engaged workforce in the world.

Buckingham said, “In the UAE, 26 per cent employees are fully engaged – which means a workforce that is deeply committed to their jobs and their work. The global average is 16 per cent, making UAE the most engaged country in the world in 2019.” 

Also speaking is world-renowned explorer Mark Pollock. The first blind man to race to the South Pole will deliver keynote sessions focusing on building workplace tolerance.

Pollock said, “We must find a balance between our competitive instincts as individuals and our ability to work together towards a common goal. As we work together to promote tolerance among communities, that process requires empathy, patience and space to understand alternative perspectives. Hence why I applaud the UAE and its leadership for dedicating 2019 as The Year of Tolerance.”