2020 Legal changes and implications 2020 saw a number of legal changes in the UAE and the region. We saw the introduction and implementation of Economic Substance Reporting, creating a framework of regulation and disclosure. In November 2020, the decision to allow 100% foreign ownership for mainland companies was announced. Paternity leave Federal Decree Law … Continue reading Join our webinar “Gender and Equal Pay”
On 25 September 2020, the new Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for Men and Women has come into operation. Whether you are in a large organisation or in an SME in the private sector, you will have to adhere to the new law and compensate equal work with equal pay.
Issuing a termination is never easy. After conducting performance reviews, it’s probably the most dreaded activity for any line manager. Is there anything that can be done to avoid them? What are the options to avoid a termination? Most terminations aren’t taken within minutes. The decision to terminate an employment agreement is rather a build … Continue reading Is a termination always necessary?
For many organisations, finding talented individuals can be challenging. After reviewing hundreds of CVs and conducting interviews, the recruiter is ready to send out the offer. Stop! Take some time out for the pre-employment checks. What are background checks? The hiring team may be impressed by the candidate’s performance during the recruitment process. This, however, … Continue reading How to conduct pre-employment checks
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 too easy to forget about gaps in a process until it’s too late. Employment contract weren’t signed or are missing. Annual leave is not recorded. An employee left but their visa hasn’t been cancelled. Beneficiary for life insurance have been left blank or not updated. Don’t let your HR processes cause your organisation financial … Continue reading Review your HR processes to remain legally compliant
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?
How often have you looked for a specific document in an employee’s file only to find it missing? How often have you seen your HR team keep confidential documents laying on their desk after work? How often have you discovered a bunch of employee documents in the drawer of your team member who’s left your … Continue reading Keep your employee files up-to-date