Day One of the 17th Compensation and Benefits Forum from IIRME – Recap

It’s been a busy month as I attended and spoke at 3 HR conferences in 30 days ! It’s a bit tiring but I really enjoy meeting new people, hearing from different organisations and opening my mind to new concepts. So this week will be a “special” : I’ll write 3 posts, two of them…

… and the winner is…

The National used the results of the AonHewitt “best employer in the Middle East” survey as the theme for their editorial yesterday. The title ? “Work can reward in different ways”  – OF COURSE I had to write about it today 😉 ! DHL Express UAE was declared best employer, with 2 other DHL branches…

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…

One day with Dave Ulrich at the IIRME 2012 Middle East HR Summit

So… My friends from IIRME organised the 2012 Middle East HR Summit and Expo in Dubai last week. It was by far the largest HR event in the Middle East, with a few hundred delegates from all over the region attending the conference. Unfortunately, other commitments prevented me from attending, but 2 of my team members…

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…

Equity theory and the design of your incentive scheme

As part of the 16th annual Compensation & Benefits Forum organised by IIRME last month, I delivered a one-day workshop on how do design a recognition and retention scheme. I mention a few motivation strategies at the outset of the workshop. The equity theory in particular holds my attention. What is equity theory ? The…

Debrief on the 16th IIRME Compensation & Benefits Forum – Day Two

In my last post I covered Day One of the 16th Annual Compensation & Benefits Forum organised by IIRME in Dubai. It’s time to cover the second day of the conference, which was just as good as Day One. The day started with Jonathan Budden from Microsoft who detailed what makes a company a Great…