2nd Annual MANAGING LOCAL TALENT   11th-13th October 2010, Doha, QatarCurrent Initiatives for Nationalization      in Qata...
Agenda• Overview of Qatarization Legislations• Government initiatives in placing sufficient  HR systems for procuring succ...
Recent Debates!!!• Govt. polices , regulations & bodies• Public organizations to reach 50%• More pressure on the private s...
What is Qatarization?• It’s political-strategy was initiated in 1980s- by  oil & gas industries, followed by government  s...
Qatarization …Expanded concept                Vision 2030• A continuous process to assist  economically active Qatari inte...
Overview of Qatarization Legislations         Qatarization Bylaws• Council Cabinet   – 26-3-1997 Qatarization Policy at th...
Overview of Qatarization Legislations…             Qatarization Articles• Article 28 of the Qatari constitution (2002) sta...
Ministry of Labor          Department of National Manpower                  Development• ADI                              ...
Other efforts….Micro• Nationalize 126 admin position titles at Govt.  sector…100%• Coordinate with Ministry of Interior af...
Other Qatarization efforts….Macro• Diversified knowledge-  based Economy• LM Reform• Education reform
Overview of Qatarization Legislations…        Qatarization law- Expected• Penalties from QR 50-100 Thousands for  not achi...
Government initiatives in placing sufficient HRsystems for procuring successful Qatarization• Recent HR law – Competitive ...
Role of Universities in Qatarization• Education city- 7 international universities• QU Reform- new academic plans• CNA & C...
So what ? Is it WHITE or BLACK!!!Or it is Rosy Picture!!!!• Both Govt. & other sectors had adopted some  strategies.• Both...
Attention !!!• .3% unemployment rate (LFSS, 2008) amongst  Qatari nationals of not exceeding 500  hundreds thousands!!!• F...
So are we a spoilt nation or an oppressed               nation???Lack of commitment & faith•Qatarization is a cost!•It is ...
So are we a spoilt nation or an oppressed                 nation???Stereotyping about Q employees!!!• Want to be manager•L...
Too early to evaluate, BUT…1. Current efforts lack monitoring and   evaluation system…mentoring & evaluation   systems is ...
Too early to evaluate, BUT…    SMART QATARIZATION• Choice of PR & number game                 OR• Serious commitment/owner...
Thanks for your attention      Q & Answer    2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah,                      Oc...
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  1. 1. 2nd Annual MANAGING LOCAL TALENT 11th-13th October 2010, Doha, QatarCurrent Initiatives for Nationalization in Qatar: White or Black! Dr. Hend Al Muftah Qatar University
  2. 2. Agenda• Overview of Qatarization Legislations• Government initiatives in placing sufficient HR systems for procuring successful Nationalization• Role of Universities in achieving Qatarization 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  3. 3. Recent Debates!!!• Govt. polices , regulations & bodies• Public organizations to reach 50%• More pressure on the private sector (20%)• Conferences, workshops, forums, …• Non-stop debate –local media, Internet, Majlis…• For the word Qatarization there are 51,300 sites in Arabic and 17,000 in English
  4. 4. What is Qatarization?• It’s political-strategy was initiated in 1980s- by oil & gas industries, followed by government sector – It is a program designed to increase the number of Qatari nationals• By 2000, new concept emerged around Qatarization: to improve the quality of Qatari nationals- knowledge, skills & competencies 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  5. 5. Qatarization …Expanded concept Vision 2030• A continuous process to assist economically active Qatari integrating labor market.• It is a politically-determined localization strategy & an essential means to upgrade socio-economic local assets through employment and employability. 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  6. 6. Overview of Qatarization Legislations Qatarization Bylaws• Council Cabinet – 26-3-1997 Qatarization Policy at the private sector-20% – 20-6-2007 Qatarization at Government sector• Amiri decree No 23, 2007 to establish the Ministry of labor & Social Services- Department of National Manpower Development• Amiri decree No. 35 to separate Ministry of labor affairs from social affairs- more Qatarization efforts
  7. 7. Overview of Qatarization Legislations… Qatarization Articles• Article 28 of the Qatari constitution (2002) states that govt. shall provide Q citizens with employment opportunity• Article 18 of Labor Law (No. 14, 2004) states that priority is always for Qatari citizens• Article 14 of the HR law (No 8, 2009) states that for any government position, the employee must be a Qatari 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  8. 8. Ministry of Labor Department of National Manpower Development• ADI 2006-09 Courses 87% Trainees 1 49%• Rehabilitation & Training Centre• Corporate Sponsorship programs (Finance & Investment, Hotels) 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  9. 9. Other efforts….Micro• Nationalize 126 admin position titles at Govt. sector…100%• Coordinate with Ministry of Interior affairs to absorb less than secondary education Qataris• Coordinate with private sector companies (67) to nationalize not less than 20% of their positions• Coordinate with oil & gas sector to nationalize a specific managerial positions as HR, PR, Admin & finance affairs. Managerial position & females’ participation
  10. 10. Other Qatarization efforts….Macro• Diversified knowledge- based Economy• LM Reform• Education reform
  11. 11. Overview of Qatarization Legislations… Qatarization law- Expected• Penalties from QR 50-100 Thousands for not achieving the Qatarization %• Penalties from QR 10-50 Thousands for not training and developing Qatari employees2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  12. 12. Government initiatives in placing sufficient HRsystems for procuring successful Qatarization• Recent HR law – Competitive compensation – Training & development –Objective-based performance –Healthy working environment• Expected Qatarization law 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  13. 13. Role of Universities in Qatarization• Education city- 7 international universities• QU Reform- new academic plans• CNA & Community college70% of employers satisfied with QU graduates, & enjoy professional mutual partnership with EducationLM & Industry are becoming strategic partners in the education system 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  14. 14. So what ? Is it WHITE or BLACK!!!Or it is Rosy Picture!!!!• Both Govt. & other sectors had adopted some strategies.• Both also used quantitative & qualitative approaches in performance & controlling. – Education is not any more divergent from LM – Private sector is integrated in within Qatarization – Recent Qataris graduates are well equipped for LM 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
  15. 15. Attention !!!• .3% unemployment rate (LFSS, 2008) amongst Qatari nationals of not exceeding 500 hundreds thousands!!!• Focus on program execution ("Is it done well?") rather than programme outcomes/results ("Does it have the desired result?"). 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend AlMuftah, October 2010
  16. 16. So are we a spoilt nation or an oppressed nation???Lack of commitment & faith•Qatarization is a cost!•It is just a game of “numbers”!•Govt. is imposing Qatarization!!! “ we are forced to recruit Q engineers who have no experience in working on tough job”
  17. 17. So are we a spoilt nation or an oppressed nation???Stereotyping about Q employees!!!• Want to be manager•Lazy & looking for easy job•Overpaid•Under qualified/incompetent•Arrogant•Not interested in technical job•……………………………………
  18. 18. Too early to evaluate, BUT…1. Current efforts lack monitoring and evaluation system…mentoring & evaluation systems is urgently required2. Qatarization policy is not considering the local national culture…more customization3. Qatarization policy is still not structurally developed with long-term vision
  19. 19. Too early to evaluate, BUT… SMART QATARIZATION• Choice of PR & number game OR• Serious commitment/ownership
  20. 20. Thanks for your attention Q & Answer 2nd Annual Managing Local Talents, Dr Hend Al Muftah, October 2010
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