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Short courses for HR professionals

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The economic boom in the UAE has resulted in the rise of companies choosing to set up base here, leading to the demand for HR professionals who can focus on recruitment, employee development as well as succession planning. HR ensure the company hires and retains the right people, promotes existing talent and ensures company growth.

If you are working in the HR field, you can take advantage of the demand for HR professionals in the growing sectors of engineering, hospitality, accounting and finance, and tourism. While you need to update your CV to magnify your contributions from your previous HR role, you also need continuous professional improvement. This can be done by enrolling in short-term courses.

Several universities and training organizations in the UAE offer programs in Human Resources Management, Organization and Workforce Planning, MBA Leadership and HRM, Online HRCI Knowledge Centre (PHR, SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR). These courses aim to teach individuals on how to manage potentially sensitive issues with tact and confidence.

The courses are targeted for either HR professionals requiring specialized knowledge and skills and for those who have little or no HR experience at all but are interested in the field.

Graduates can upgrade their existing position and work as recruitment specialists, interviewers, benefits managers, project managers and others.

Handy Hints
• HR professionals need to regularly hone their skills
• This can be done by enrolling in short-term courses
• Courses include HR management, leadership, etc.

Source: Cleofi-Krista Capili, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer