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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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4 Ways You can Support Employees with Diabetes

4 Ways You can Support Employees with Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease that not only elevates risk levels for other health issues such as heart issues. It also causes a drain on the medical system. The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) found that diabetes costs the planet USD 760 billion per...

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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...

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Using Survey Data to create Salary Structures

Using Survey Data to create Salary Structures

One of the most important HR activities is creating and updating your company’s salary structure. It tells your current and future employees about your company values, how you prioritise different roles, and what their career path looks like. Employees need and...

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Ribbons are Great… Screenings are Better!

Ribbons are Great… Screenings are Better!

Studies show that the age of diagnosis for breast cancer patients is 10 years younger in the UAE than in the rest of the world. This means that breast cancer awareness isn’t just for your female employees over the age of 40. To offer your employees the support they...

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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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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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Ways you can optimise medical spend starting now

Ways you can optimise medical spend starting now

Healthcare costs aren’t going down anytime soon. Strategies like passing the costs onto employees or reducing health care benefits may have an immediate, short-term payoff. However, the long-term price will be extremely costly. The healthcare problem is complex and...

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