Engagement

What is Happiness in the Workplace?

What is Happiness in the Workplace?

In his book, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor states that recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that happiness fuels success, not the other way round. In fact, he suggests that companies that focus on employee happiness could see a 30%...

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Financial literacy – Let’s talk money

Financial literacy – Let’s talk money

If you feel your employees are lacking in financial literacy, you aren’t alone. A 2019 study found that only 38% of UAE employees considered themselves financially literate. Whether due to lack of education, the stigma attached to talking about money or pure...

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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...

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6 Team building activities for a hybrid workforce

6 Team building activities for a hybrid workforce

What was originally meant to be temporary as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, now appears to be here to stay. Or at least a version of it. While it is unlikely that workplaces will go 100% remote, it seems like a hybrid model is inevitable. According to one...

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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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15 Inexpensive and easy to implement well-being initiatives

15 Inexpensive and easy to implement well-being initiatives

The UAE is leading the way in creating a culture of happiness and well-being both at the government level and in the private industry. The idea is not only that people deserve to be happy. A happy workforce benefits organisations in many different ways, too. It raises...

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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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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...

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What’s your hybrid work model?

What’s your hybrid work model?

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella sees an increase in complexity when identifying the appropriate hybrid work model for an organisation. “The vast majority of employees say they want more flexible remote work options, but at the same time also say they want more in-person...

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