Employment Law

Is unconscious bias costing you employee engagement?

Is unconscious bias costing you employee engagement?

Are your employees silent whenever you invite them to contribute ideas? Ever wonder if there might be a hidden goldmine of talent if only they would stand up and speak? The problem could be the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace. Unconscious bias is the...

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What to do about gender pay gap post-pandemic

What to do about gender pay gap post-pandemic

We are proud of the UAE's lead amongst Arab countries in closing the gender pay gap. As with companies all over the world, pay gaps still exist. Unfortunately, the pandemic has exacerbated the problem. It may have pushed progress on closing the gap back by an extra 36...

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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...

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How to lead difficult conversations

How to lead difficult conversations

The big wave of layoffs seems to be behind many of us. Still, difficult conversations are far from being over. An employee’s performance has dropped or there’s conflict amongst team members. While many leaders don’t want to hold these tough conversations, there’s no...

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Join our webinar “Gender and Equal Pay”

Join our webinar “Gender and Equal Pay”

2020 Legal changes and implications 2020 saw a number of legal changes in the UAE and the region. We saw the introduction and implementation of Economic Substance Reporting, creating a framework of regulation and disclosure. In November 2020, the decision to allow...

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Are you ready for the new equal pay law?

Are you ready for the new equal pay law?

On 25 September 2020, the new Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for Men and Women has come into operation. Whether you are in a large organisation or in an SME in the private sector, you will have to adhere to the new law and compensate equal work with equal pay.

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Is a termination always necessary?

Issuing a termination is never easy. After conducting performance reviews, it’s probably the most dreaded activity for any line manager. Is there anything that can be done to avoid them? What are the options to avoid a termination? Most terminations aren’t taken...

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How to conduct pre-employment checks

For many organisations, finding talented individuals can be challenging. After reviewing hundreds of CVs and conducting interviews, the recruiter is ready to send out the offer. Stop! Take some time out for the pre-employment checks. What are background checks? The...

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The benefits of HR Policies

We are working in one of the world’s most multi-cultural regions. Individuals from all over the world are coming to work in the Middle East. They are bringing their skills, excitement and hope as well as their beliefs and value systems. Leading a team where languages,...

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Review your HR processes to remain legally compliant

It’s too easy to forget about gaps in a process until it’s too late. Employment contract weren’t signed or are missing. Annual leave is not recorded. An employee left but their visa hasn’t been cancelled. Beneficiary for life insurance have been left blank or not...

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