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.
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?
It’s Thursday afternoon. Your employee asked you for a personal meeting. You’re thinking it will be a quick update meeting. Not quite. Your star performer is handing in their notice. This is not how most of us want to end their week. Receiving the resignation from your top performer can leave you feeling frustrated. So … Continue reading Your top performer has resigned. Now what?
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
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?
Over the years, we’ve worked with a large number of clients coming from all industries and ranging from the small start up to publicly listed organisations with over 100,000 employees. What do all of our clients have in common? It’s their desire to be more efficient and effective in their strategic and daily HR operations. … Continue reading Excel vs ERP – How to find the right tool for your organisation
For many organisations in this region, the 2018 merit rounds will bring new challenges. As in other parts of the world, merit budgets are limited while employees are experiencing a rise in cost of living. Since 1 January 2018, VAT has been added to most areas of our life. Employees have already asked last year … Continue reading Maximise a limit merit budget
When was the last time you reviewed your total rewards philosophy? Or does your company belong to the 39% of companies without a formal, written philosophy, identified in World at Work/Aon Hewitt’s report (August 2016)? The total rewards philosophy outlines the organisation’s intent of what and how to reward its employees – the total package. … Continue reading Total rewards philosophy – Have you defined yours?