CEO for a Day at your company ?

I caught an interview of Essa Al Mulla, Executive Director of the Emirates National Development Programme (ENDP) on Dubai One’s Emirates 24/7 on Sunday. Mr Al Mulla was explaining the importance of the “CEO for a Day” campaign. As part of emiratisation efforts, the ENDP is targeting some Zayed University undergraduates to make them shadow…

An unexpected career change

I recently celebrated my 2-year anniversary at my current employer, and it made me reflect. I tried to think of the thing I am most proud of in my career so far. Surprisingly, it is not some of the large-scale projects I implemented such as completely revising the salary structures at France Telecom EGT or…

Where HR may be getting it wrong in the Middle East

I am very happy to introduce a guest post from one of my friends today, Tom Raftery. Read more about Tom’s great profile at the end of the post. And without further ado, here it is : Where HR may be getting it wrong in the Middle East I have read in various articles and…

How do you communicate the value of your compensation plan?

Let’s imagine that you have a retention issue at your organisation. It started around 9 months ago, and you are seeing a growing trend in resignations from employees in a certain job family. We all know that resignations cost a lot of money to the organisation, and even more so when “good” employees leave. So…

It’s the team you build

Patty Azzarello has written what is, in my opinion, one of the best books to help manage your career : Rise – 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life. She also authors a great blog which I regularly quote in Share the Knowledge, my roundup of…

Are you ready to go back to full speed after Eid ?

Eid Mubarak ! Summer months and Ramadan usually sport a slower rhythm and Eid signals a return to the familiar busyness of our professional lives. I’d like to share with you my resolution for a successful transition back into full speed mode in Compensation & Benefits : 1 – Gear up for the return :…

Mid-year review : the best of Compensation Insider

This post is dedicated to my readers, old and new. In the past 6 months, the number of people reading Compensation Insider has grown from 12-15 per day to about 100 per day. I am very happy and hope to continue to see growth in my readership as I believe in sharing information and points…