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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

HR-X annual conference begins with focus on AI impact

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Muscat: The annual conference (HR-X), organized by the Oman Society for Human Resources Management (OSHRM), in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor, began on Tuesday at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, its ethics, and its impact on jobs in the future.


Dr. Ghaleb Al Hosani, Chairman of OSHRM, said, "Since its establishment, the Association has been making efforts to develop the human resources sector. The Association was established by a Royal Directive of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq based on the necessity of giving human resources in the Sultanate of Oman its greatest attention and working to develop them and provide them with modern skills.


The conference, through workshops and dialogue sessions, will focus on important topics, including the latest transformations in the field of business, and provide everyone with an opportunity to converge on ideas.


The conference will witness the holding of dialogue sessions with experts, academics, and authors in the human resources sector, to review rich experiences in terms of presenting theses and topics that enrich the content, whether on a professional or scientific level.


Ashraf al Maamari, acting CEO of OQ, said that this seventh annual OSHRM conference, (Moving Towards the Future of Work), is the largest gathering of human resources experts at the local and international levels, and is part of OQ’s social responsibility and reflects the extent of its commitment to society by contributing to development.


Around 64 speakers from inside and outside the Sultanate will participate in the conference, including those from STC, SHRM, Microsoft, Gartner, Google, Linkedin, London Business School, Etisalat, Riyadh Municipality, Saudi Sports for All Federation, and other companies. An exhibition will be held with the participation of local and international companies specialized in providing various solutions in the field of artificial intelligence in general and in human resources in particular.


Maryam bint Khalifa al Amriya, a member of the Board of Directors, OSHRM, said that awards will be presented across five sectors (both private and government for HR Innovation, Digital Transformation Award, Work Health, and Wellbeing, Small and Medium Enterprises, Excellence in Human Resources,


Human Resources Management Award for the best organization led by a woman, the best academic research in the human resources sector, individual awards, the Best CEO, and the best human resources management team in organizations.


The number of applicants for the awards is 42, and the number of institutions that applied is 32, and the award announcement ceremony will be on February 12.


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