Consultants take the stage at international HR conference in Muscat

04 February 2023 3 min. read

Kicking off coming week in Oman, the 6th annual conference of the Omani Society for Human Resource Management (OSHRM) will see leaders from across the Middle East (and worldwide) convene in Muscat to discuss the future of work.

Launched in 2018 by OSHRM – the association for human resource (HR) professionals in Oman, the flagship annual OSHRM Conference brings together hundreds of likeminded decision-makers and professionals with the aim of sharing knowledge, discussing trends and developments, and not to forget – networking.

The 2023 conference (7th to 9th February) will see a host of leaders and functional experts from the public and private share best practices across the HR domain, and showcase local Omani organisations that manage to excel in human capital management.

Consultants take the stage at international HR conference in Muscat

Theme of this year’s conference is ‘The New Era of Work’, inspired by the rapid transformation the world of work has undergone in recent years. “The pandemic and subsequent crisis has reimagined work, with a ‘new normal’ shaping how organisations and people design and execute their work,” said Ghalib Saif Al Hosni, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the OSHRM.

During the three-day conference, participants will be walked through some of the most impactful changes, and more importantly, how they can help their organisations transition to a new, future-proof mode of working.

On stage

More than 60 speakers have been lined up for the various keynotes, workshop presentations and panels, with over half a dozen speakers holding senior roles in the consulting industry:

  • Adham Al Said – Founder of The Firm for Business and Economic Consulting
  • Amer Al Rawas – Founding Partner at Paradigm Consulting
  • Salah Al Eissa – Partner and Executive Director at Tharwah
  • Asma Bajawa – Founder at PeopleFirst HR Consultancy
  • Hamed Al Tamami – General Manager at Future Match Human Resources Consultancy
  • Amir El Assaad – General Manager at Procapita Management Consulting
  • Mohammad Abu Al-Rob – Chief Executive Officer at Procapita Management Consulting
  • Samer Sami – Lead HR Consultant at JCIC Technology Consultancy

Commenting on the conference, Muhammed Mustafa Al Najjar, Director General of Training at Oman’s Ministry of Labour, said that the event will provide participants an ideal opportunity to explore developments related to human resources through practices, theories, research and studies. The event also strives to enhance integration between the public and private sectors.

The event takes place against a heating competition for talent in the Middle East. According to two separate HR-focused studies from PwC, over half of companies in the GCC struggle with filling their skilled worker needs, while at the same time having to deal with a growing talent exodus.