Increase employee engagement with personalised total rewards

For decades, rewards programmes in the Middle East were relatively straightforward. Salary packages consisted of basic salary, housing allowance and transportation allowance. Many organisations provided an annual leave ticket and health insurance as benefits. Companies differentiated between employees on a single or family status, where, in the latter case, dependents were also covered. Despite this, … Continue reading Increase employee engagement with personalised total rewards

What HR trends can we expect in 2020?

A 2018 article compared HR managers to high school assistant principals who nothing more than paper pushers and pointing those who broke the rules. Although we still see this behaviour in some companies in this region, it’s time to prepare for 2020. Does your company understand what HR trends are laying ahead? Technological advances Millennials … Continue reading What HR trends can we expect in 2020?

What to expect for medical benefits in 2019

It’s already the last quarter of the year and many organisations are finalising their HR strategies and initiatives for 2019. Many also include a review of their current practices, in particular their medical benefits in search for increased efficiencies and more employee-centric programmes. Over the last few years, we have seen fundamental changes looking to … Continue reading What to expect for medical benefits in 2019

How National Bank of Fujairah implemented a highly effective employee wellbeing programme

Over the last 3 years, National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) has won many coveted HR awards across the region. Following its success in 2016 and 2017, NBF’s HR team has again been awarded “Best HR Team” this year. In 2017, Korn Ferry recognised the bank among its list of high performing organisations in the Middle … Continue reading How National Bank of Fujairah implemented a highly effective employee wellbeing programme

What’s happening in compensation and benefits this year?

As every year, Informa hosted the 2-day-long Compensation and Benefits Forum in Dubai last week. For us, it was an opportunity to reconnect with former colleagues, meet new friends and share the latest compensation and benefits trends with you! The employer trends report Prior to the actual event, we supported Informa in creating their 2018 … Continue reading What’s happening in compensation and benefits this year?

Retirement – are your employees saving enough?

The cost of living is rising, VAT will be introduced shortly, merit increases are expected to remain flat. Is it surprising that employees worry about their finances? Probably not, but you may be shocked that it’s taking 81 minutes away from them every working day! Can your organisation afford such a loss in productivity? We … Continue reading Retirement – are your employees saving enough?