Dear NSA, let me take care of your slides

A quick note today. I found a rather humouristic presentation about a topic that has been in the news lately : the PRISM system of electronic spying. I don’t know if the content is real in the slides below, but that is not the point of this post. In Dear NSA, let me take care…

An overview of the Excellence in Talent Management Seminar from Teneo

The last of the 3 conferences where I was a speaker took place in Dubai last week. The 2-day event was organised by Julien Salvi from Teneo and was a very interactive event, with excellent speakers and an audience who participated fully, including in using technology through sli.do to share live comments (with or without…

The same, but different

Soooo… the bad news is, the finger is still hurting when typing. The good news is it should be OK in 2/3 days, says the nurse. I would like to sincerely thank Viji, Robert, Samir and Ibtisam for their words of support. I did not expect it, and I was really touched by your kindness…

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,…

Encouraging Emiratis to “try out” the private sector

I was a speaker last week at the second Emiratisation Summit, an event organised by IIR Middle East in parallel with the Tawdheef career fair in Abu Dhabi. Usually as a follow-up of my speaking activities, I write a post or two on the conference I attended, reacting on the presentations of the speakers. Unfortunately…

The GRP certification in the Middle East : to take it or not to take it ?

My reader Samir recently asked me to write something on World at Work certifications, and their value worldwide and specially in the Middle East. Formerly known as the American Compensation Association, World at Work is the leading Total Rewards association in the world. They have 200,000 members, the majority of whom are based in the…

How do I learn Compensation & Benefits for free ?

New readers or people who connect with me on LinkedIn frequently ask me what to do in order to learn Compensation & Benefits for free and get a job in the function. If you want to work in C&B your best shot is to change job within your own company. As an HR professional you…