8 tips to become a more attractive candidate for an HR position

“I really want to break into the Human Resources industry but I am currently unemployed, is there anything you suggest I do while unemployed, during my career search that would make me a more attractive candidate for a position?” This question from one of my readers really made me feel for her. Here below, I’ve…

In your own words : a call for the recognition of the Rewards profession in the Middle East

A few months ago I wrote a report on Trends in Compensation & Benefits in the GCC for informa Middle East (free download). In the survey that was at the basis of the report, Rewards managers were asked about the challenges they face. A massive cry out came from the ranks, centered on 2 main…

An easy way to expand your knowledge and karma

A few months ago I was invited to submit a chapterĀ  for the sequel to an HR best-selling “book of blogs”. David D’Souza curated the first book in the series, and did an awesome job for this sequel despite some difficult personal circumstances. Kudos to him for such a good follow-up ! I donated an…

Social media and C&B : are you one of the brave few ?

Catching up on some reading I found this post from fellow HR blogger and consultant Nicole Le Maire very interesting. In Social Media for Human Resources professionals ? Really !, Nicole reacts to the results of a survey by Carter Morris on how people working in HR use social media. She was shocked by some…

Unemployed – from Europe to the Arab world, a personal story

My friend and fellow UAE blogger Talib Al Hashimi wrote yet another thought-provoking article a few days ago entitled : The dark side of unemployment in the Arab World. I recommend you spend a few minutes and read it. Talib ends by asking us 2 questions as he wants to put a human face on…

Compensation & Benefits job opportunities in the GCC – Special

I frequently get calls from headhunters when they are looking for experienced C&B professionals in EMEA, and am always happy to refer candidates if I can. These positions are rarely, if ever, advertised online as the search is usually confidential. However I have noticed a recent surge in opportunities being advertised for C&B positions in…

The role of analytics in the career of Compensation pros [infographic]

Recently I had a very interesting conversation with Victorio Milian, a New-York based Recruitment Manager for restaurant chain a Pret A Manger. Just as importantly, Victorio is an excellent HR blogger at Creative Chaos HR. If you have not subscribed to his blog yet, I recommend you visit it and sign up. During the chat,…