Dubai – First Insurance Human Resources Forum
Tuesday, 02 28 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, and Emirates Insurance Association have hosted the first HR forum for the Insurance sector in the Middle East, “Building HR in the Insurance Sector”.
The event was a joint initiative between the two organisations and was focused on the key people and HR issues the insurance sector face on a daily basis.
“This forum comes at a critical time of the industry. Insurers are facing pressure from regulative reform, consolidation, marketing competitiveness and global technology trends that challenge the way the industry model functions. All these changes affect the types of skills and competencies required in the industry, as well as the business performance,” said Dr Ahmad Waarie, Managing Director for Middle East and Head of Talent & Rewards CEEMEA, at Willis Towers Watson.
The topics discussed at the forum ranged from compensation trends and employee engagement, to industry roles and competencies, to global trends underpinning a shift to client-centric organisations, and what that means for employers and employees.
The new Emiritisation rules were also debated in a panel discussion that looked at what the rules mean, and why, how and what companies must do to adapt. A second expert panel discussed how HR can be better aligned with business priorities.
“The Emirates Insurance Association is always keen on supporting and developing the insurance sector in the country and is eager to partner with subject matter experts to bring value to the association's members. We have chosen to partner with Willis Towers Watson for the first event of its kind in the region, given their expertise in HR and the need to take HR in the insurance sector to the next level,” added Fareed Lutfi, Secretary General, Emirates Insurance Association.
Source: cpi financial