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Kindness in the Workplace

Kindness in the Workplace

The idea of kindness in the workplace can feel at odds with the often competitive nature of office life. However, more and more focus is being placed on inclusion, well-being and happiness. And kindness plays a strong role in achieving those things. There are numerous...

Talk Money Week

Talk Money Week

It’s almost always uncomfortable. It’s sometimes inappropriate. It’s rarely a polite dinner table conversation… It’s money talk. In spite of all of the discomfort and negativity associated with talking about money, research shows that people who have open...

Overcoming Challenges in Leadership Training

Overcoming Challenges in Leadership Training

Are leadership programmes producing good leaders? If you’re shipping your potential leaders to an off-campus leadership seminar, chances are you’re not getting the results you’d like to. Many leadership courses and trainings focus on a proprietary “method” or system....

Ribbons are Great… Screenings are Better!

Ribbons are Great… Screenings are Better!

Studies show that the age of diagnosis for breast cancer patients is 10 years younger in the UAE than in the rest of the world. This means that breast cancer awareness isn’t just for your female employees over the age of 40. To offer your employees the support they...

6 Steps to ending Presenteeism in your Workforce

6 Steps to ending Presenteeism in your Workforce

How can having your employee show up to work actually cost you more than them taking a sick day? It’s a pitfall called presenteeism. Research shows presenteeism can actually be a higher cost to companies than absenteeism. A 2018 study demonstrated the cost of...

How to support a grieving team

How to support a grieving team

It’s been estimated that nearly 120,000 UAE workers are dealing with grief after losing a loved one at any given time. Many of these workers are expats from other countries, separated from the love and support of their families. COVID has added an even deeper...

How to make it safe for employees to speak up

How to make it safe for employees to speak up

Most companies at least give lip service to the idea that every employee has something valuable to contribute. But actually, creating the space for employees to voice their ideas and concerns takes deliberate action. Heather Younger, author of The Art of Caring...

Eid Al Adha Mubarak

Eid Al Adha Mubarak

May this Eid bring happiness, joy, prosperity and peace to you and your loved ones. Eid Mubarak! Your team at OLAM Group

Simplify HR to empower your leaders

Simplify HR to empower your leaders

Economic recovery in the UAE is looking strong. A recent report showed that consumer confidence in Dubai is at an all-time high in the second quarter of 2021. Businesses in the area have risen to the challenge of transforming in a world of constant change. Yet many HR...

6 Ways to make difficult performance conversations easier

6 Ways to make difficult performance conversations easier

Your performance management process may be short-changing both your company and the employee under review. If you’re looking to extract the best from your employees, to keep them motivated and to watch them grow… then performance reviews may not be effective. Part of...

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

OLAM Group is wishing you and your loved ones Eid Mubarak!

Build connections

Build connections

Throughout the last year, employees have adjusted to their different work locations. Whether it was their dining table, couch or bed, they continued to work. Still, they raised their concerns about feeling isolated and removed from the team, too. As human beings, we...