National Bonds includes achieving happiness and positivity to HR Department’s mandates

Saif Ali Al Shehhi

National Bonds Corporation, a leading sharia-compliant savings and investments company in the UAE, has announced the change in the title of its Executive Director of HR and Administration, Saif Ali Al Shehhi, to 'Executive Director of Happiness and Positivity.' Al Shehhi will manage the Happiness and Positivity Department to ensure that the productivity of National Bonds’ employees will be enhanced through a number of internal programmes and policies that will "raise their happiness and their sense of positivity while handling daily tasks," the corporation said in a press release today. "The department aims with its policies to provide the best environment to employees and reduce negative impact on health that may arise from office work pressure," it added.

It also said that the move aligns with the objectives of ‘Dubai Plan 2021’ to increase happiness of human resources, and is part of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the UAE people one of the happiest globally.

Mohammed Qasim Al-Ali, CEO of National Bonds Corporation said, "Happiness and positivity are two main targets within the approach that has been adopted by National Bonds since its establishment. This approach seeks to build a culture of planning for the future through raising awareness about sound financial behaviours which turn challenges into opportunities, enhance living conditions, and achieve a better future."

Al Shehhi said, "We have learned in the UAE that positivity is a way of thinking, and that happiness is a lifestyle. Our work at National Bonds revolves around human beings and achieving financial and social stability for UAE citizens and residents. This is why all our employees need to reflect this culture and approach through their daily practices. The concept of productivity for employees is related to the value that they receive from their work. This value gives a more profound meaning for their job, rather than employment being only a source of income."