The Federal Authority For Government Human Resources (FAHR) will activate the Remote Work System for all ministries, authorities, and federal institutions, effective from Sunday, March 29, for a renewable period of two weeks.
The growing trend of working remotely is set to be the new norm for the foreseeable future, with employers developing more flexible ways to conduct work. This will lead to a more agile, human-centered, inclusive system that depends on individuals as much as the management of their companies. To meet this rapid change, key policies and processes will need to be put in place, revealed a new report.
With homes having been converted into temporary workplaces in these Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) times, a Dubai-based Orthopedics and Sports Injuries consultant has suggested ways to prevent lower back and neck pain in the possible absence of ergonomic chairs that support posture, weight and lumbar while sitting.
Guidelines issued by UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization to ensure remote-working goes smoothly in private sector establishments amid the restrictions due to Covid-19, underlines the obligations of both employers and employees.
In line with the government’s instructions and procedures to limit the spread of the emerging Corona virus (Covid-19). Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi announces its success in activating the remote work system. Professor Silvia Serrano, Vice Chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, highlighted the importance of maintaining the employee’s safety by providing them with all the technological means to help them work from home effectively. “Our goal is to maintain a safe environment for our employees amidst this challenging time and provide them with all the necessary tools that ensure the same level of productivity and motivational level enhancements.”
Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for AI, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications said that the UAE government has laid a solid foundation for the remote work system, powered by advanced digital infrastructure.
Under Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 will be a remote working day for employees of all Dubai government entities, due to weather conditions. This applies to all government employees in Dubai, except for roles that need on-site presence at the workplace.