Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi boosts Emiratisation by around 25 percent

ABU DHABI, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has increased the number of UAE Nationals it employs by nearly a quarter in 2017.

The hospital has reported that its strategy of recruiting UAE nationals across clinical and non-clinical roles had boosted the number of Emiratis working within the healthcare sector.

This trend has been supported by several clinical partnerships with education establishments such as Fatima College of Health Sciences, a local higher education college, from which it recruited five candidates last year to join its graduate Allied Health & Nursing training programme. The hospital also sponsored 20 students from the college to continue their studies, with an aim to increase the sponsorship to 25 students in 2018.

“It is a core priority for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to ensure that it continues to recruit, retain and develop talented UAE Nationals, who will play a leading role in growing and developing the industry for years to come,” Yaser Obaid, Chief Human Capital Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, has stated.

“Our strategic goal is to promote the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and the rest of the country by providing world-class care for patients, closer to home,” added Saood Al Hameli, Senior Director of Emiratisation at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “Emiratisation has a key role to play in delivering a sustainable healthcare workforce. With such partnerships, we aim to recruit the best healthcare students and to offer the best learning and development programmes for our fresh graduates.”

Source: Emirates News Agency