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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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4 Ways companies can support employee retirement

4 Ways companies can support employee retirement

The pension crisis has been a headline in the news for several years now, and yet 76% of employees surveyed in a 2020 Mercer study do not have access to a pension or saving vehicle with their current employer. More and more employees are becoming aware of the fact...

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10 Non-financial rewards to implement today

10 Non-financial rewards to implement today

Employees - and their leaders - have been through a lot in the last few months. The constant re-adjustment to changing business needs required endless out-of-the box thinking. Individuals voiced their concerns about not being able to switch off. 89% of respondents in...

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Optimise your rewards offerings

Optimise your rewards offerings

Wherever you tune in, you’ll hear it. The economy is back up again. Recruitment is slowly picking up, too. More employees are working on realising their plans - leaving their company. While most companies have returned to their pre-COVID salaries, 60% of employees in...

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