DFM employees resumed work at the market’s headquarters yesterday, amid the implementation of an integrated set of guidelines and precautionary measures aimed at achieving the highest levels of safety and security, which are in line with international best practices and standards.

Jamal Ibrahim Al-Khidr, Deputy CEO and Head of the Human Resources and Strategic Planning Sector in the Dubai Financial Market, said that «the beginning of the return of market employees to work from their offices came amid a total commitment to the return to work protocol issued by the Dubai Government’s Human Resources Department, both in terms of the gradual return of employees by 50%, it rises to 100% by June 14th, or in terms of precautionary guidelines and procedures followed.

Al-Khader said, in statements to «Emirates Today», that the gradual return of employees to work from offices reflects the great success achieved in the UAE, which provided a global model to follow in this field, including contributing to providing the appropriate conditions to take a step of this type, where The country has registered remarkable successes in the areas of examination, containment and awareness for all citizens and residents, which prepares all employees to work from official offices and headquarters within a healthy and safe work environment for employees and customers.

The Dubai Financial Market had switched to telecommuting in mid-March, and had provided all its services through its multiple platforms for electronic services and smart phone applications.

Al-Khader pointed out that those platforms registered an increased demand by investors, reflecting their great effectiveness, and the growing interest of customers in using them, as it proves that the early market's keenness to invest in smart services and to ensure its complete readiness for a long time has paid off, and has proven its great effectiveness, When developments called for remote work, in the interest of the general health of all clients and employees.

He added: "We urge all dealers to continue to take advantage of these integrated platforms developed by the market within the framework of the (smart exchange) strategy, with the aim of completing all their transactions."

He pointed out that the market headquarters witnessed two comprehensive sterilization operations during the past few weeks, to ensure the complete readiness for the return of employees to carry out their work from the offices in the usual manner, and the market intensified its awareness efforts for the employees, with the aim of preparing them for a safe return to the normal work from the offices.

He added that the list of guidelines applied by the market includes 14 items, covering the areas of employee movement and work from car parks and elevators to offices, for example, commitment to diverging in parking lots, elevators and offices, and mandatory use of face gaskets throughout working hours, and holding meetings through channels Video calling, ensuring distance in offices, installing glass partitions, in addition to all measures for continuous sterilization.

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