Posted on: Sunday 30 September, 2012 12:31
|Diversity Boosts Employee Performance by 53%
In order for UAE companies to develop effective leaders they need to focus on engaging with people and creating a diverse employee group. A recent study revealed that employee diversity is a major advantage to companies and could result in over 50 percent return on investment in employee performance.
Veronica Munro head of Leadership Effectiveness at Standard Chartered and speaker at the HR Summit and Expo 2012 in Dubai, explained: “Companies in the UAE need to focus on these two factors; passion and diversity. A leader can’t get results without the help of other people. Leaders are expected to engage with people and have a clear understanding of what motivates and drives them.”
These issues and more will be discussed at the upcoming HR Summit and Expo 2012. More than 50 world-class experts, HR practitioners and researchers will be sharing their insights on advancing human resources in the region and addressing ways to effectively engage with employees and develop high performing leaders.
“If companies are diverse in gender, nationalities and ages it automatically leads to diverse thinking. For example a recent survey showed that employee diversity resulted in a 53 percent return on investment in terms of performance,” continued Munro.
Held from 18 to 22 November 2012 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC, Dubai, the Summit will invite delegates to delve into the world of international best-practice and key trends in people management, while providing invaluable insight into the industry along with the latest news and strategies.
Speaker Brett Preston, GM Group Learning and Development at Al Futtaim Group said the Summit would also act as a platform in addressing challenges in the Middle East’s workforce.
“Building capability and developing a pipeline of talent will help the Middle East achieve growth. Companies need to ensure that they have an attractive value proposition that people will want to flock to as an employer of choice.”