HR Leaders Building Resilient Workforces to Withstand Today's Complex Business Landscape

By: Rachita Sharma, Managing Editor | Thursday, 4 April 2024

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t have to.”

This prudent advice was given by Sir Richard Branson, the Founder of the Virgin Group.

Branson’s keen understanding of statement encapsulates the essence of the HR function; skilling & upskilling the workforce and building employee-first policies where people do not feel the need to leave.

The HR leader’s role in today’s business scenario is no simple feat. HR leaders have their hands full with a plethora of critical responsibilities, right from recruiting, training, upskilling, work policy and setting the general work environment.

What was once considered an administrative function has today transcended into a key business function. CEOs and other key leaders have realised that the key to success is building an employee-first organization. Having employees at the centre of decisions aids in creating a workforce that is motivated, efficient and positively impacts business. Innovation using tech is another crucial ingredient of building an engaged workforce.

These mighty tasks are assigned to HR leaders. Leveraging their experience, understanding and expertise, they can device strategies and policies that can help companies succeed in today’s high-competition business landscape.

Evey HR leader brings their own unique strength to the table. in a bid to celebrate these leaders and their work, the current edition of GWL magazine has crafted a list including some of the most prolific women leaders from UAE.

In this issue we introduce you to Maya El Husseini, Regional Head of HR, Jubaili Bros.

She has expertise in agile leadership, NLP, and cultural transformation and navigates the corporate landscape with a focus on fostering organizational excellence and people-centric strategies, driving success at Jubaili Bros.

She is joined by Vikki Aitken, HR Director, GCC Services, a senior certified HR professional with 20+ years of HR career.

We also introduce our readers to Iulia Lorela Nutu, HR Director at Kotug Me, a dynamic leader with a decade-long journey whose commitment to employee well-being shapes a resilient and people-centric global work environment.

These leaders are joined by an experienced HR leader, Dr. Rizwana Sultan who is focused on refining organizational design based upon market dynamics, enhancing TA processes to onboard talent well on time, and policies that match to Gen-Z.

Also read about the success story of Dr. Mahalaxmi Bedi, in her role as the Associate HR Director at Whitespace Architects. As an Associate HR Director, she brings this wealth of experience and dedication to cultivating a positive workplace environment and nurturing talent at Whitespace Architects.

Read to know about the thoughts of these HR leaders and how they are navigating the modern business landscape to build resilient workforces.

Do let us know your thoughts.