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…

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…

7 red lines, some with green ink [video]

A quick one today to share a funny video that many C&B and HR people will be able to relate to. It’s called “The expert”. When I first saw it I was immediately remembered of past conversations about Long Term Incentive Plans design – you’ll soon see why ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t miss the moment at 3’15,…

The Carnival of HR – International edition

Today is a new experience for me, and to say that I am excited to host the Carnival of HR for the first time would be a massive understatement ! The Carnival gives readers a chance to read articles from many different HR writers, all put together in one post. So when I had the…

7 essential blogs for Total Rewards professionals

How do you keep abreast of what’s going on in Total Rewards Sandrine ? That’s a question that I regularly get from my consulting and coaching clients, the people who attend my trainings or the conferences where I speak, or even you – my blog readers ๐Ÿ™‚ So here is a round-up of the blogsI…

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…