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New Productivity in the New Hybrid Work Week

New Productivity in the New Hybrid Work Week

How confident are you in your employee’s productivity when they work from home? One year into the pandemic, Harvard Business Review found that 40% of supervisors and managers felt low confidence in their ability to manage remote workers. Additionally, 36% expressed...

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The New Work Week – A range of options

The New Work Week – A range of options

Just 2 weeks ago, the UAE government announced major changes: A 4 ½ work week from Monday to Friday. Starting on 1 January 2022, the move will support the country’s strategic focus and better align with global markets. It aims to increase productivity while improving...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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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...

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5 tips to give feedback to remote employees

5 tips to give feedback to remote employees

Employees are starving for feedback, managers are longing for high-performance team and yet, communication around performance is one of the most often avoided topics. Nobody wants to be the bad guy when providing constructive feedback. While in recent times, sharing...

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Prepare for the future – Now!

Prepare for the future – Now!

Companies have adjusted, possibly multiple times, their business models this year. Understanding the customer challenges and their priorities has been key in this process. What if your business model, products and services, processes have changed but your employees haven’t?

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