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تبخيس قيمة العلوم الإنسانية في مجتمعاتنا; ثقافة سطحية وتعليم خاطىء

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رغم حصولي على الترتيب الأول في المدرسة، والرابع على مستوى ذكور المملكة في الفرع المعلوماتي، وعلى أثر ذلك دخولي تخصص المحاسبة بتنافسٍ إلى الجامعة، كانت نظرة ُ المجتمع المتدنية إلى طلاب المجالات الإنسانية في الجامعة إذا ما قارنتها بنظرتهم إلى طلاب الكليات العلمية تستفزني، وذلك لقناعتي الكاملة أنني كنت قادراً على الإلتحاق بتلك التخصصات العلمية واجتيازها بنجاح، وأن تحصيلي المدرسي في المواد العلمية كان أفضل من تحصيل نصفهم، وما اختياري لتخصص الإدارة – فيما بعد – إلا عن قناعةً شخصية تامة، وموائمةً لميولي في مجالٍ أؤمن بأنني لن أكون عادياً بل مبدعاً فيه، مبتعداً عن قناعاتٍ لا صحة لها، ترجح كفة الطبيب والمهندس – ولو كان اختيارهم عن غير رغبة – على رواد المجالات الإنسانية

لكن لا عجب أن يكون هذا الإعتقاد السائد والأرجح، في ظل ثقافة تعظِّم الهيبة المصاحبة لحرف د. أو م. الذان يسبقان اسم الطبيب والمهندس، بدلاً من أن تعظِّم سمو العلم المصاحب لهذه المهن. ولا عجب أن يكون هذا الاعتقاد السائد والأرجح في ظل نظام تعليمي يهيمن عليه التلقين والحفظ بدلاً من التفكير الناقد والتحليل اللذان يشكلان لذة دراسة العلوم الإنسانية وطريقة الإبداع فيها. عداك أن التخصصات الإنسانية أصبحت مرتبطة بذوي المعدلات المتدنية والأقل جلداً على الدراسة والبحث العلمي في جامعاتنا، وكأنها منفذ ٌ لمن لا طموح له ولا ميول

لقد دفعتني هذه القناعات الخاطئة، والتوجهات السلبية نحو العلوم الإنسانية – التي لا أساس لها من الوجود في المجتمعات الغربية – إلى مناقشة أسباب هذه الإعتقادات وجذورها والتأكيد على عدم دقتها، إضافة إلى إبراز أهمية دراسة العلوم الإنسانية وسموها

وأنوهُ أن المقال لا يهاجم العلوم الطبيعية بأي شكلٍ من الأشكال ولا يقلل من قيمتها، لا بل أنني أدرك تماماً أهميتها في الثورة الصناعية والعولمة والصحة والعمار والطب وتفسير الكون وتسهيل الحياة والتنمية البشرية، وأن محتواها إذا تعمقنا به فهو أكثر تعقيداً وصعوبة من العلوم الأخرى. إلا أن هذا المقال هو دفاعُ بالتحديد عن العلوم الإنسانية، وبيانٌ لأهمية دراستها ورُقِيِهَا

إن الطبيعة المعقدة لتكوين الإنسان وتطوره تمثل الأهمية الجوهرية للعلوم الإنسانية، فالإنسان كائنٌ إجتماعي تفرّد بقدرته على تبادل المعلومات والتواصل والتنظيم وتكوين الجماعات والأسر والعيش فيها، وله شخصيةٌ قادرةٌ على التعلم ومحاطة بالمشاعر والأحساسيس، وقد طَّور عبر التفاعل الإجتماعي منظومةً من القيم والمعايير التي تشكل بمجملها أساساً للمجتمع الذي يعيش فيه. هذه الأمور وغيرها المتصلة بالإنسان نفسه وعلاقاته ومجتمعه لا تدرسها العلوم الطبيعية بل العلوم الإنسانية التي تهدف في جلها إلى خلق حياة أفضل للإنسان والسمو بتفكيره وتحقيق النمو في المجتمع والحضارات. فمثلاً، يدرس علم النفس سلوك الإنسان وشخصيته وتفكيره، بينما يركز علم الإجتماع على التفاعلات الإجتماعية للبشر، ويدرس الإقتصاد التوزيع الأمثل للموارد المحدودة في ظل الحاجات المتزايدة للإنسان، حين تعمل الإدارة على تنسيق الجهود الإنسانية لتحقيق أهداف المنظمات بالاستخدام الكفؤ والفعَّال لهذه الموارد

كما أن العلوم الإنسانية هي التي تعطي القيمة المعنوية والروحانية للحياة، فبدونها لا نفهم مغزى السلوكات والمجتمعات ولا نفهم كيف نستغل مواردنا النادرة ولا حتى نصل إلى الرفاه الذي نعيشه. فليست وحدها التكنولوجيا الحديثة التي أسهمت في المنتجات والخدمات الذكية التي نقتنيها الأن وتشكل جزءاً أساسياً من حياتنا، بل وأيضاً إدارةٌ مميزة، وقيادةٌ فعَّالة، ونظامٌ إقتصاديٌ مرن واستراتيجيات تسويقية هادفة تلعب الدور الأكبر في توظيف الإمكانيات البشرية لصنع هذه المنتجات وإيصالها إلينا

إن الثقافة السطحية المذكورة في العنوان هي تلك التي تقدِّس – كما قلت سابقاً – الألقاب المصحوبة بالمهن، معتقدة أن هيبة الطبيب مثلاً ومركزه الإجتماعي مرتبطان بكونه يزاول مهنةً في الطب بدلاً من أن تعزوها إلى إخلاص هذا الشخص وتفانيه في عمله على سبيل المثال. كما يظهر الإعتقاد السائد أن تخصصاً معينـاً لا جدوى منه إذا كان لا مسمى وظيفي له، فطالب الهندسة يصبح (مهندساً) – ولو كان عاطلاً عن العمل – ولكن هل يصبح مسمى طالب الإقتصاد او الإدارة مديراً أو اقتصادياً؟ وهل ينتهي مشوار الأربع سنوات من دراسة علم النفس بوظيفة مرشد نفسي في مدرسة؟ حتى لو تناسينا ثقافة العيب السائدة واحتقار بعض المهن لمسماها المتواضع، إلا أنه من الجلي أن روعة المعرفة المستقاة من مجال معين وأهميته لا يرتبطان بالوظيفة، والتي قد يتحددإادراك الناس نحوها بعوامل إقتصادية كالبطالة وسياسات العمل، وإجتماعية وثقافية كالإهتمام باللقب الإجتماعي

وتلعب طريقة التعليم في المدارس والجامعات في مجتمعنا برأيي الدور الأكبر في تشويه صورة العلوم الإنسانية. فالتلقين والتحفيظ المرتبط بمواد الإدارة والتسويق وعلم النفس والإجتماع والإقتصاد وغيرها في الجامعات، وأسلوب التقييم الذي يقيس الحفظ لا الفهم والتحليل، وأسلوب نقل المعلومة الذي يخلو من إبراز الآراء المختلفة ويقتصر على الطريقة الواحدة المثلى، وغياب التطبيق العملي والميداني، كلها تتناقض مع طبيعة العلوم الإنسانية، التي تحلو دراستها لعدم وجود طريقة مثلى لقياس الأشياء التي تدرسها، ومنهج واحد يفسر الظواهر، وتفسير واحد للسلوكيات. فالعوامل النفسية والإختلافات الثقافية والسياسات المحلية والتركيب السكاني كلها عوامل لا تجعل منهج إقتصادي أو اإاري واحد مثلاً صالحاً في كل الظروف. إن جمال هذه العلوم يكمن في أنها تتضمن مدارس مختلفة ومناهج متعددة، تشعل حدة النقاش بين رواد هذه المجالات في ساحاته، وتخلق فرصاً أكبر للإبداع فيه والمساهمة في تطويره، وبذلك تطوير الأداء الإقتصادي أو البشري وتحقيق النمو الإجتماعي أو التغيير الذي يسهم في رفعة المجتمعات وتحسن مستوى المعيشة

فكيف نخلق الشعور بأهمية تلك العلوم وجمالها حين يكون مكمنها وهو التحليل والتفكير النقدي والابداعي غائباً عن نظام التعليم لدينا؟ وكيف لا نعتبرها ثانوية حين يكون أسلوب تدريسها خاطئأً لا يشجع على فهمها وتطبيقها ولا يعرض كل مناحيها؟

بقلم: سهم إبراهيم كشت

مراجعة: مازن قباري

تصوير: محمود منسي

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How did studying a CIPD qualification with ICS Learn change my career?

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Journalism: Mariham Magdy

“Choosing ICS Learn has been one of the best decisions I have ever made!

I personally struggled for nearly two years trying to kickstart a career in HR and as we all know, HR is one tough industry to crack. “After choosing ICS Learn, I had a number of recruiters contacting me for HR roles and I couldn’t believe it! The level of attraction I received once putting the words ‘Studying towards CIPD’ on my CV was immense.

“I finally managed to gain an HR Administrator role in one of the best companies and couldn’t have been more pleased with being offered such a fantastic opportunity.”

Anika Parmar, CIPD LEVEL 3 & LEVEL 7 STUDENT
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” Other course providers did not offer upfront information about how support would be given and by whom. ICS Learn proudly promotes the tutors and high levels of expertise. This gave me confidence that I would be in good hands.
Just one month after enrolling with ICS Learn for my CIPD course, I landed my first HR role and am over the moon!”

Nikki Long, CIPD Level 3 Student
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“I really wanted to break into HR/Learning and Development roles, but the jobs I was applying for required a CIPD qualification, so I then took the leap and started with ICS Learn. “From not being able to get an interview for roles I started getting offers as soon as I mentioned CIPD on my CV.”

Nin Sandhu, CIPD Level 3 Student
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“As a recent student of ICS Learn, I have completed my Level 5 Diploma. Prior to starting the course, I didn’t work in an HR role, so after shopping around and a lot of Google searching, I got into contact with a student advisor at ICS Learn.

The gentleman I spoke to was very endearing and friendly, as I didn’t work in an HR role and had no HR qualifications I was looking to start the CIPD Level 3 qualification, however, the advisor suggested I started with Level 5 as I had a university degree. “This was possibly the best choice I made as it has helped me become more recognised academically and I was able to get my first HR role in Alstom within 2 months of starting my course.”

Rukhsaar Hussain, CIPD Level 5 Student
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“I have been able to use my studies in making decisions at work and able to relate the practical way of my work to my academic studies. “The tutors on my modules are friendly and approachable which has made me feel very supported throughout the course.”

Bernadette Aquino, CIPD Level 7 Student
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“Since I decided to enroll onto a CIPD Level 5 qualification with ICS Learn in April last year, it has already had a tremendously positive impact on my change in career direction.

After careful comparison with other learning platforms, ICS Learn stood out to me as the best one available, as I knew people who had done this course and were able to gain successful entry into HR, either like myself during studying, or very quickly after completion. 

They had good testimonies from students and offered an excellent flexible payment programme which made it accessible.

ICS Learn also offers good study support, from your own tutor, or even from fellow students!

Even though I’m still working towards my qualification, it has 100% helped me secure my future as an HR professional.”

Taj Chelvaiyah, CIPD Level 5 Student
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Which Certification is right for me PHRi™ or SPHRi™?

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Written by: Mariham Magdy

When deciding to take a step forward for their international certification, many HR professionals hesitate between choosing the right credential that suits their professional experience and practice; whether the PHRi™ or the SPHRi™?

In this article, we will provide a comprehensive comparison between the two credentials, to help you decide which certification is right for you.

First, we will highlight the eligibility requirements for both:

Let’s elaborate more about what is meant exactly by a “professional-level experience in an HR position”?

HRCI defines a “professional-level” HR position as one that includes:

  • The ability to use independent judgment and discretion in performing work duties.
  • A level of specialized knowledge in the HR field with some authority for decision-making.
  • In-depth work requirements, such as data gathering, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Interaction with a broad range of individuals, including key personnel.
  • Individual accountability for results.

The Exam Content Outline for both certifications.

While the PHRi builds a professional mindset for the HR professionals on how to manage soundly the different HR functions, standardizing the steps they need to follow for the successful implementation of various HR processes; the SPHRi enhances the strategic aspect of HR Management Practices.

In other words, both certifications curriculum complements each other, and it depends on where you are on your professional career ladder to decide whether you are lacking the knowledge on how to professionally manage certain HR functions or are you ready to expand your strategic views and practices in the HR field?

The Certification Renewal:

  • You must earn 1 ethics credit during your three-year certification cycle.
  • This is a part, not in addition to your 60 required recertification credits.

I believe that the “Recertification” condition mandated by the HRCI increases the value of the certification itself since it ensures the continuous learning of the certified professionals.

One of the valuable slogans of the HRCI Certifications, is that it is “Earned not Given”, and thus the eligibility and merit of earning, must be continuously evaluated and confirmed.

Recertification is one of the many reasons that HRCI certifications are the most recognized and trusted by HR professionals and the organizations they serve. And now, recertification credits are easier than ever for you to access and earn.

And now let us know more about the Exam Format & Length:

The Exam Questions are either multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drag and drop, or scenarios.

The scenario questions present typical HR situations, followed by a series of exam items based on the scenario. These scenarios require you to integrate facts from different subject areas.

The HRCI website provides extremely useful bundles for the exam preparation material along with trial tests to assist you to get familiar with the certification exam questions and exercise them widely prior the exam itself.

In addition, the HRCI offers a “Second Chance Insurance” which is a pre-paid and non-refundable fee allowing you to take the exam for a second time in case of failing your first time.

Whether being certified as PHRi or SPHRi, the certification has three main advantages for you:

  • Requires specific work experience, competency, and education.
  • Requires recertification, which makes sure that you stay current in the HR profession through continuing education.
  • Allows you to put the letters after your name.

Through the HRCI valuable certifications, you get connected to an exclusive network of motivated HR professionals around the globe – Nearly 145,000 certified HR thought leaders working in more than 100 countries and territories.

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Emotional Intelligence and Business Excellence

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Written By: Dr. Maha Magdy

Many of us as soon as they hear about ” Emotional Intelligence” think that it’s only related to love and relations with your partner, but have you ever related it to your business? How would it help you achieve your goals? Increase your income? Enrich your resources?

In business world, we usually care for IQ of candidates and consider it one of the main aspects to use for the performance evaluation of employees, ignoring their EQ which is proved to be the strongest predictor of positive performance and long-term success according to recent studies.

Let us first identify what is meant by EQ to be able to discover how foundational it is for a thriving workplace.

EQ or Emotional Intelligence is the ability to be aware of your emotions, moods & motives and to redirect them and manage your behaviors.

In other words, emotions are energy, and “Emotional Intelligence” is the ability to use or direct this energy to push you towards achieving your goals, which means you need first to identify your emotions then deal with them wisely.  

If you aim to be a unique leader you must know that rising your EQ enables you to influence other’s emotions and interact with them successfully and even direct their reactions!

This is not a bare claim, but a scientific truth that I am going to explain now.

Scientifically, EQ is the ability of your brain to build strong neural connections between: “the limbic system” (center for emotions in your brain) and “the prefrontal cortex ” (the rationale thinking center), the more neural connections your brain build, the more emotionally intelligent you become.  The good news is that you can train your brain to build these neural connections through emotional intelligence coaching techniques.

Emotional Intelligence, as I mentioned before, is mainly about emotional awareness, which is the ability to recognize your feeling, understand your habitual responses to events and realize how your emotions affect your behaviors and performance which is critical to your business.

Emotional Intelligence also enables you to acquire the ability to manage your emotions, stay focused and think clearly even when experiencing powerful emotions, which is crucial for your productivity, and would be reflected on your decisions, motivation, and relationships with others.

Emotional Intelligence coaching techniques will help you discover your limiting thoughts and beliefs and reframe them to unleash your potential and achieve the goals you though before to be unachievable, simply you would be able to choose how to react and whom to be.

One of the most important skills you acquire through emotional intelligence is the ability to master your personal power, the secret to become limitless through realizing your real capabilities and use them to put yourself where you deserve to be.

In these quick changes and surprising events, we face every day, emotional intelligence allows you to cope with stresses in a healthy way and minimize your negative thinking, this will protect both your physical and mental health and would reflect on your business.

Enhancing your EQ promotes you to build better relationships which reflects directly and indirectly on your business whether you are in a managerial position or an employee.

From all that we have mentioned above, we can realize how emotional intelligence would benefit your business through greater performance and productivity, greater income, improving personal skills, improving leadership skills, and acquiring a more healthy and stable work environment especially that it could be developed through training.

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