The paper "Emiratisation and Its Effects on Human Resource Management" is a good example of a management case study. Emiratisation is a policy developed and implemented by the government of the United Arab Emirates with the meaningful objective of securing the employment of its citizens in both the public and private sectors of the economy. This move by the United Arab Emirates was sparked by the fact that the nationals form a very minute proportion of the country’ s workforce. There were strict cultural observances that barred intermingling of sexes hence meant segregation from the non-nationals that had been absorbed in the workforce (Taryam, 1987).
The nationals of the United Arab Emirates form nine percent of the employees in the public sector and one percent in the private sector. The fact that the employers stereotype the nationals as unproductive and unmotivated, led to increased levels of unemployment among the nationals and thus the government had to intervene in favour of the poor Emiratis. The situation is so as a result of the move by the government in 1973 to maintain the open-door policy of allowing non-national labour into the country to provide the much-needed manpower at the time.
This was as a result of the lack of skilled manpower among the Emiratis who were traditionally pastoralists. Moreover, the region has a very small population given the harsh climatic conditions that are prevalent in desert areas. The discovery of oil paved the way for so much development that could not be sustained by the nationals alone (Girgis, 2002). The development of public infrastructure also attracted immense foreign investment that was necessary to provide service in the growing economy.
Cultural forces also contributed a lot to United Arab Emirates nationals’ reluctance to participate in labour provision. Policies on Implementation of Emiratisation The United Arab Emirates government has therefore initiated various policies in order to ensure the success of Emiratisation. One of such policies is the training of the nationals in order for them to take over employment opportunities in both the public and private sector. This was facilitated by the institution of the National Human Resource Development Employment Authority. The authority ensures that the nationals are trained on various professional and technical skills in order to make them legible for employment in both sectors of the economy (Beardwell, 1998).
The government consequently increased its budget allocation on free education in order to increase the number of educated citizens. Moreover, there are programs that have seen the Emiratis being natured in organisations in for of on the job training in order to be absorbed upon attainment of the required qualifications. The government has also emphasised on patriotism in the educational institutions in order to attract a substantial proportion of the Emirati population in the schools and colleges.
The government has further ensured that equal opportunities for education is enhanced and the subsequent empowerment of the national human resources to ensure that the nationals receive practical work experience to make them eligible to take up job opportunities in the economy. The government has also pushed for the establishment of the Emiratisation database to enable effective and close monitoring of Emiratisation rates in the private sector. This, therefore, helps to reduce the unemployment rates among the nationals. The policy has succeeded as a significant proportion of the Emiratis have been absorbed in the workforce as a result of the government’ s commitment to monitoring the implementation of the Emiratisation program.