DEWA inaugurates updated Centre for Assessment and Development of Human Resources

Sat 19-05-2018 15:36 PM

DUBAI, 19th May 2018 (WAM) – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated the updated Centre for Assessment and Development of Human Resources at Al Najma. DEWA opened the centre in 2015 and started operating in early 2016 to support DEWA’s strategy in smart transformation in all procedures for selecting the best-qualified staff. This supports government efforts to invest in and develop national talent, and supports DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility.

In addition to relying on internationally recognised and accredited tests from the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Centre includes a group of professional psychologists and internationally recognised and qualified Emirati staff. This contributes to raising the level of accuracy and competency in the transparent selection of candidates, with several different languages.

“We work under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to support and develop Emirati talent, and within the framework of DEWA’s strategy to support Emiratisation in the public sector, and offer specialised jobs to Emiratis. We inaugurated this Centre because we are committed to establishing a culture of excellence through the programmes we offer. These programmes includes social programmes, training programmes, scholarships, as well as cultural and social workshops,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“Upgrading the Centre has effectively contributed to DEWA’s strategy and operations. The Centre is currently evaluating DEWA’s behavioural and technical competencies, in addition to determining the level of the current candidates within these competencies, to ensure an objective and fair evaluation that reflects employee performance and supports DEWA’s strategic objectives,” added Al Tayer.

The Centre is mainly involved in Human Resources. It has evaluated over 960 candidates for various vacancies. The Centre has also evaluated over 1,010 students applying for scholarships, and 620 employees of different positions, for development.

“DEWA invests in people to improve their capabilities, and promote positive competitiveness. DEWA implements the best international practices in quality, performance, and corporate excellence. DEWA is one of the leading government organisations that has launched several training and development programmes to nurture the skills of its employees and support Emiratisation goals,” said Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources.

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