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How to Support New Parents in the Workplace

How to Support New Parents in the Workplace

Whether out of a desire to retain employees or concern for the welfare of your employees, there’s a lot that companies can do to support new parents. Giving birth, or partnering with someone who has, not only takes a physical and mental toll. It’s also expensive,...

How To Give Effective, Constructive Feedback

How To Give Effective, Constructive Feedback

Giving feedback can be uncomfortable. Still, it’s a crucial skill to develop as a leader. Very few people have a natural, well-balanced approach to giving feedback. Generally, you either struggle to give feedback meaningfully because you’re a direct, no-nonsense...

How People Analytics Can Improve Your Business Results

How People Analytics Can Improve Your Business Results

Data has been essential to corporate decision-making for decades. In fact, it’s widely acknowledged to be essential by corporate leaders. 70% of companies say they believe people analytics is an important part of decision-making. So why do only 29% of HR...

Developing a Complexity Mindset to Create an Agile Workforce

Developing a Complexity Mindset to Create an Agile Workforce

The 21st century has been anything but predictable. Experts have long been touting the need for a complexity mindset. But the pandemic completely overturned any remaining sense of normalcy and constancy we may have been clinging to. Businesses have been born,...

Why You Should Focus on Executive Coaching

Why You Should Focus on Executive Coaching

One of the most important roles of a leader is to develop leadership skills in others. As a leader, it’s your job to identify and develop other leaders within your organisation. You hold the vision and set the direction for those working under you. You also set the...

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...

3 Keys to Empowering Your Employees’ Personal Development

3 Keys to Empowering Your Employees’ Personal Development

You want your employees to grow. Your employees want to grow. But what’s the best way to encourage personal development? If you’ve ever implemented personal development plans and been unhappy with the results, it could be because of one important factor. Personal...

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....

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...

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...

Micro-learning is here to stay

Micro-learning is here to stay

2020 accelerated digital transformations and there’s no stopping. Companies have to predict how their products and services are changing in the future. Constant agility is key and HR has to work with the business to set up their teams for success. L&D teams are...