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22 May 2013
Dubai Airports wins two awards at MENA HR Excellence Awards 2013
Dubai, UAE – May 22, 2013 – Dubai Airports, operator of the world's second busiest airport hub, has won the award for Best Employee Engagement, while the company’s Vice President of Learning & Development, Samya Ketait was recognised as the HR Professional of the Year (public sector) at the 5th Annual GCC HR Excellence Awards 2011 organised on Wednesday by the business information group naseba.
The HR Excellence Awards recognise and reward individuals and organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the successful development of HR in the region. The Best Employee Engagement award honours an organisation for specifically focusing on engaging employees through activities related to CSR, team-building, training & development, and employee recognition among others. The HR Professional of the Year award is given to an employee who has played an important role in promoting a people-centric culture, implementation of innovative programmes, engagement of employees in CSR activities and a focus on the overall well-being of staff.
“We are very pleased to have won the awards because they are given in recognition of excellence in human resource development and management, which is universally recognised as being at the very core of any organisation’s success. That we won at both the organisation and individual categories is especially satisfying,” said Jill Nealon, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Development, at Dubai Airports.
The awards event was hosted as part of the 8th Human Assets Expansion Middle East Summit being held in Dubai from 21st to 23rd May. The three-day summit brings together CEOs, leaders and experts in human resources management, HR&D professionals and recruitment managers of leading companies from across the region.
The summit featured interactive workshops, think-tanks on practical case studies and best practices, keynote presentations, and panel discussions covering a range of issues that HR professionals face today. Industry experts also discussed the future of employment in the region, nationalisation and the regional talent pool.