Every year, there are 10 million new cases of cancer diagnosed worldwide. Yet, when your team members informs you about their diagnosis, it may also be overwhelming for you. Ask your employee how they like to be supported.
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
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?
We are working in one of the world’s most multi-cultural regions. Individuals from all over the world are coming to work in the Middle East. They are bringing their skills, excitement and hope as well as their beliefs and value systems. Leading a team where languages, viewpoints and behaviours may differ so substantially can be … Continue reading The benefits of HR Policies
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
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
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?
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?
The beginning of a year provides a great opportunity to conduct an HR audit. New laws and regulations often take effect on New Year’s Day. While companies may have some time to update their documentation, policies and procedures, you’ll need to be compliant with legislation or risk being fined. Your HR team can carry it … Continue reading Time to audit your HR function