It is an easily demonstrated fact that human resources are the backbone of every organization seeking to accomplish its corporate objectives, meet market demands and changing client expectations. The work force or manpower is no longer considered an overhead that should be limited or reduced but rather as “Human Capital”, which is a vital asset that needs to be well selected, protected and developed. This is equally important for both public and private organizations. Public organizations such as GCAA contend on a daily basis with market forces demanding responsive and value-add service to stay relevant as a policy maker and/or a market regulator. Therefore, it is vital for a government organization such as GCAA to strongly compete and meet the market demands and public expectations by attracting and retaining qualified human capital.
The Authority, as a regulatory body of the UAE Civil Aviation Industry, recognizes the need to develop and implement a human resources policy embracing a system that is flexible and dynamic and therefore fully adaptable to civil aviation requirements.
The GCAA has also given priority to the nationalization program resulting in UAE Nationals now making up a high percentage of the Authority staff.
Looking to the future and to keep an upper hand on existing demands needed to meet the on-going and new challenges, we strive to maintain strong HR services, that:
- Stay proactive by remaining informed of each department’s activities and new initiatives to plan and prepare for any repercussion these activities might have on Human Resources.
- Enforce and enhance the systematic approach of all HR related issues particularly recruitment, job evaluation/grading and performance appraisals.
- Follow market trends particularly related to civil aviation in terms of new HR initiatives and compensation and adjust or respond as required.
- Be informed of the UAE Government’s HR policies and regulations, particularly those related to nationalization, and cooperate with local educational and public institutions.
The Human Capital department includes the following sections:
- Manpower Planning and Recruitment
- Payroll and Employee Relations
- Training and Human Resource Development