3 reasons why C&B needs project management skills

You need Project Management skills if you want to achieve success in Compensation & Benefits. 1 – Compensation professionals are always managing projects Some parts of HR have projects to manage on a regular basis, such as in Learning & Development for example. I believe however that C&B is the area of HR with the…

The value of post-mortem analysis for Compensation projects

A practice has helped me a lot in my career : to perform a post-mortem at the end of a project. You may call it a recap, wrap-up or a review. Post-mortems are common in the software engineering industry. Well, after all I worked for both Microsoft and Apple – I had to learn something…

How to be a Compensation leader – even without a title

Robin Sharma was in Abu Dhabi recently and I attended his seminar “Lead without a title” with my team… and a few hundred more people. Robin is the author of  The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Leader Who Had No Title among other best-sellers, and delivered an interesting performance on (self ) empowerment…

Four women’s influence on my career

Today is International Women’s Day and I want to take this opportunity to reflect upon a few women that have influenced my professional life. Many, many years ago I did an HR internship at French car manufacturer Renault. The company was very advanced in terms of HR practices, being studied in all business schools like…

A few career and life lessons from my last job in Italy

5 years ago I was in Italy for my third job in that country in less than 10 years. I love Italy, and really enjoyed Turin. It’s a great city with beautiful architecture, nice, contrasted weather with cold winters (after all they held Winter Olympics there in 2006) and hot summers. The food is great,…

Compensation generalist or Compensation specialist ?

Did you ever think that Compensation & Benefits can be a generalist role, not necessarily a specialist one ? Of course, in the GCC most companies don’t have a massive HR team, and even having one C&B person on board is not always a given. Often, mid-size companies have an HR Generalist or the HR…

Fresh professional goals for 2012 as a Compensation leader

I don’t do  New Year resolutions any longer. I used to go through the ritual in the past, but my motivation, like for many people, never lasted long. After a few weeks or even a few days, I was back to my past behaviour and never gave these resolutions another look back… until the end…