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Effective Balanced Scorecard and the Modern HR Challenges

Date: 
16 Mar 2015 - 18:00
Event Details: 

You are cordially invited to attend a talk on Effective Balanced Scorecard and the Modern HR Challenges by David Jalili.

This event is free for UOWD students, but you must register by emailing Dr Alison alisonthirlwall@uowdubai.ac.ae in advance.
 
Registration & Networking- 6.00 - 6.30 pm
Presentation starts - 6.30 pm
 
The HR Challenge
HR has come a long way in the past couple of decades. In some organizations it has achieved a strategic partner status but in many it still struggles to find a place at the leadership table.  Why? Simply because HR is not seen as delivering effective core HR functions, limiting trust and confidence in a vital function. At times indeed it is seen as a necessary evil that enforces rules, resists creativity, and impedes constructive change. HR is the corporate function with the greatest potential to be a key driver of business performance. 
 
The HR Imperative
By thinking strategically and relying on proven business practices and tools, HR can show value and partner with the leadership team. The HR scorecard can be designed to allow HR to position itself, not just as a strategic partner of the organization, but as an effective function delivering core requirements meeting the operational needs of the organization working with the leadership team, line managers and executives. 
 
The Balanced Scorecard
The premise for an HR Scorecard is that HR can and should develop objectives that are aligned with the organizational strategy encompassing strategic as well as operational objectives. Furthermore, those objectives should have related measures and initiatives that demonstrate how HR will achieve its contribution to the main goals. These could be the financial results in a private entity, or mission effectiveness in a government or non-profit entity. 
 
The Short Talk
In this short session, the following will be highlighted:
  • The principles of the BSC and how cascade and alignment are achieved whether as part of a an organizational BSC or stand-alone HR initiative.
  • Identification of HR’s customers and the critical deliverables
  • Development of strategic focus areas, the themes, to address high level directional imperatives
  • Defining the HR activities that provide the critical deliverables (such as high-talent staffing or a retention initiative).
  • How HR practices are integrated with the overall business strategy
  • Samples of Corporate and HR Scorecards
 
David Jalili
David is an Executive Director of the People Partnership, based in Dubai, and a Senior Associate of BSI with specific focus on improving organizational performance through consultancy and training in areas such as strategy, performance, change management, processes, the excellence model and human resources. David has been working extensively in this area for over a decade. He has implemented the balanced scorecard and excellence model in numerous organizations in many countries around the Gulf. He has conducted many seminars, lectures and workshops for individual companies and international organizations. He has also fully supported the performance and excellence movement in Dubai. He is a Senior Assessor and past Jury member of the Dubai Quality Award (DQA). He has supported many organizations who have gone on to win the DQA and other prestigious awards.
 
Prior to consulting David held numerous positions with international companies including 10 years with Esso Petroleum Company (Exxon) in UK, 6 years with KPMG Peat Marwick as Senior Consultant in London and Consultancy Manager in the UAE, 5 years as GM in advisory and project implementation with the Government of Dubai and 2 years as GM of GIS, Oman.
 
David holds a B.Sc. In Mechanical Engineering from The City University, London, and an MBA from Kingston University, London. He is Chartered Engineer, Member of the Chartered Institute of Management, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute. He is a Certified Assessor for the EFQM (Europe), Certified Balanced Scorecard Master Professional by the Balanced Scorecard Institute. He is also a founder member of the Institute of Auditors, Dubai Chapter, Senior Assessor and ex-jury member of Dubai Quality Award. 
 
In Strategy and Organization Performance Management, such as Balanced Scorecard (BSC), process improvement, HR performance and productivity, he has led and implemented systems in the government and private sector in the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, including Dubai Financial Market, Abu Dhabi Chamber, Qapco, Qatar International Petroleum Marketing (Tasweeq), Qatar Foundation, AST Middle East, Masafi, Gulf News and Alessa Industrial Company, as well as conducting numerous BSC and Strategy workshops throughout the Middle East and in Europe.
 
Location: 
Block 15 Auditorium
Event is open to: 
All currently enrolled UOWD students