The UAE National Day and the Compensation manager

Today the United Arab Emirates is turning 44. I enjoy living here, and wanted to celebrate some of the country’s achievements and recognise some of its challenges. In 44 short years, the country has moved from having very few (mostly poor) residents and very little infrastructure, to being a symbol of economic and social success…

HR Summit and Expo 2015 : a recap

Beware : long read ! The HR Summit and Expo 2015 organised by informa took place last week in Dubai from November 16 to 18. I was honoured to be invited again to present a session in the free learning track, and delivered some tips on how to use numbers and words to get better…

How to get access to compensation data

“I am looking for compensation data for Real Estate Industry in the ME. Can you help me with the same?” That’s what Ishita, one of my readers, wanted to know recently. That’s an interesting question. I once had a similar request regarding Retail surveys for the EMEA region. Getting access to reliable compensation data is the basis…

Job Pricing : Tips and Its Use in Developing Markets

I am delighted to present today’s post. It’s been written by Arif Ender, a young C&B professional whom I believe has a brilliant career ahead of him. Interested ? Read his bio at the end of the article… and read this post, where he presents useful tips on job pricing. Here we are : The…

Reader Question – Should I pay a prorated bonus to an employee who resigned ?

Marta one of my readers just wrote to me asking me for advice on the following situation : “I’m HR Manager for a small Oil & Gas Contractor. Recently,  I’ve been facing quite difficult situation and need second opinion. We have a Project Manager leaving the company in June (resignation) and here comes the issue –…

When crisis brings synergy

I am delighted today to publish the first article from Khushboo Sehar. Sehar reached out to me mentioning the article I wrote last year, asking my readers to write an article for my blog – the invitation is still open 🙂 . I was delighted to read her piece. This is a real-life experience of collaboration between…

An easy way to expand your knowledge and karma

A few months ago I was invited to submit a chapter  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…