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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...

7 ways to reduce the Zoom fatigue

7 ways to reduce the Zoom fatigue

Are you exhausted by the constant video calls? Are you experiencing Zoom fatigue? It’s not surprising. At our regular workplace, we had the much needed change for our eyes. The day may have started with a short conversation in the hallway before the laptop was turned...

Realise employee potential

Realise employee potential

Everybody has potential. Yet, companies have been struggling for decades. How do you identify it? For more than 50 years, consultancies like BCG and McKinsey are offering their views. Created in 1968, the growth share matrix prioritises business according to their...

5 Effective team activities for Ramadan

5 Effective team activities for Ramadan

Ramadan is soon upon us. As required by law, companies will reduce the daily working hours by 2 and historically, life slowed down during that time. Yet, this year, companies are looking to make a difference during the Holy Month. Just as businesses are focusing on...

How to find the right communication for your team

How to find the right communication for your team

As we entered lockdown about a year ago, communication went out of control. We didn’t know what to expect. The uncertainty brought up fears. Leaders and HR in many organisations worked around the clock to secure guidance. Yet, news quickly became old news. Employees...

4 tips to introduce financial well-being

4 tips to introduce financial well-being

The 8th International Day of Happiness took place this last weekend. This year’s theme“Happiness for All, Forever”underlined the link between happiness, health and well-being. Health is more than the absence of illness. It’s also more than just physical healthy....