Reading the papers, you’ll have noticed more articles focusing on the latest recruitment drives. Last year may have been challenging for some industries and new projects have led to increased optimism for business growth during the first quarter of 2019. With companies looking to stabilise and expand their operations, having the right people is vital. … Continue reading What to consider before making an offer to a candidate
The calendar year is nearing its end and many of us are using this time for reflection. What have we achieved in 2017? What went really well? Which areas do we need to improve next year? What will we make our top priority? It’s also the time to look ahead and prepare for the new … Continue reading Your mission for 2018: Overcome the challenges
These days, many employees are facing crowed roads and packed trains on their commute. They spent long hours in traditional workplaces without pleasing aesthetics trying to juggle conflicting activities and unrealistic targets. Worries about rising cost of living, anxiety about keeping their job and stress on the home front can pre-occupy employees, negatively impacting their … Continue reading Are your employees heading towards burnout?
Since 2016, all companies based in Dubai need to offer health insurance to their employees and it’s one of the areas in HR where you can make the biggest difference. But do you really know what your medical benefits strategy is set to achieve? In this month's newsletter, we’re guiding you to define and finalise … Continue reading What’s your medical benefits strategy?
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
It may only be July, yet for many Comp & Ben teams, it’s also the month to start the annual salary planning process. Next year’s salary increases need to be budgeted, validated during a number of reviews before they can be finalised and signed off at the end of the year. What do you need … Continue reading How to determine your salary increase budget
During the month of Ramadan, companies in this region have altered their working hours as required by the UAE labour law. Providing flexible options doesn’t have to stop after Eid and more and more companies are implementing new working hours. Providing many benefits for the agile organisation and the employee, organisations can choose from implementing … Continue reading Alternative working options
Temperatures are rising and companies are demanding more from their employees. Being tasked to achieve more with less, employees are often putting in additional hours to successfully complete their activities. Add the different working week plus the time differences and you have employees working even more hours. It’s all adding up and it’s leaving a … Continue reading What are the stress levels in your company
Originating from stress management in the 1980s, wellness has come a long way. Recently, the trend towards a holistic wellbeing programme has been put high on the HR agenda. Companies are finally seeing the link between employee’s wellbeing, their productivity and overall business results. Employees aren’t the only ones benefiting from wellbeing programmes. Companies are … Continue reading Wellbeing – Why you need a holistic approach