RIYADH: As the Kingdom continues its drive toward Saudization, PwC’s Academy has launched the region’s first Arabic human resource (HR) qualification, supporting the development of emerging Saudi HR professionals.
The Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHRi), delivered in partnership with HR certification institute HRCI, is designed to develop core HR management skills, a role critical for business success.
Approved by Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), the aPHRi is an internationally recognized qualification that combines live online training in Arabic with comprehensive learning materials. The course provides the foundations of HR management, equipping Saudi Arabia’s future HR leaders with the skills and competencies to advance their professional career.
Samar Sayegh, PwC partner and PwC’s Academy leader in the Kingdom, said: “Human resources play a crucial role in business success. Over the past year, we’ve seen this role evolve to lead forward-thinking strategies for the virtual workforce — proving to be the true backbone of every organization. We’re delighted to bring to the Kingdom an internationally recognized HR program that supports the Saudization agenda and upskills HR professionals to further their careers.”
“Introducing the Associate Professional in Human Resources exam in Arabic offers our Middle Eastern colleagues the opportunity to expand their HR knowledge base and practices to benefit their workforce and organizations,” said Dr. Amy Dufrane, chief executive of HRCI.
The aPHRi program covers a variety of key knowledge areas, including HR operations, recruitment and selection, employee relations, health and safety, compensation and benefits, as well as human resource development and retention.
PwC’s Academy is the learning and education business of PwC, committed to supporting the sustainable growth of talent across the region. Operating across the Middle East, PwC Academies are present in more than 40 countries worldwide.