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

So… Two weeks ago I was at the 16th Annual Compensation & Benefits Forum organised by IIRME in Dubai. First of all, kudos to Ramy Bayyour for organising a great event with quality speakers and an engaged audience. For this session, there was a nice mix of practitioners and consultants speaking. The event was chaired…

Catch up on the Human Assets Middle East Summit 2012

I was honoured to be one of the speakers at Naseba’s 7th Annual Human Assets Expansion – Middle East Summit. The conference turned out to be one of the best I have ever, attended in the region. The speakers were knowledgeable and entertaining, the audience was very active and engaged, there was enough time for…

Relocations : do you offer cash or services ?

In essence, this question was recently asked on LinkedIn and addressed corporate relocation policies for candidates from one part of the USA to another, and whether companies provide money or support services. I’ll transfer it to the situation that a lot of us are faced with in the GCC : dealing with middle to high…

Pensions landscape – Europe and GCC part II

My latest post was covering the aging population in Europe, and the impact it has on pensions. Today we will go through what is happening in the GCC. Expat pensions In the mean time in the GCC, the situation is pretty different. Here, we have very young countries where only the local citizens are eligible…

3 tips to help attract expat candidates

In my previous two posts, I examined the financial and traditional reasons why it is becoming more difficult in attracting educated expats to the GCC first, as well as some current reasons related to the regional instability and renewed focus on hiring local Nationals. I am still convinced that the region is a great one…

The other reason why expats are less attracted to the GCC

My previous post covered the traditional reasons why people may be reluctant to relocate to the Gulf, as well as some financial negative impacts that make the local market less attractive than it used to be. On top of that, there are currently a number of other reasons making it more difficult for companies to…

2 reasons why it’s more difficult nowadays to attract expats to the GCC

There are a number of reasons why the “golden age” of easily attracting educated expats to the GCC is behind us.  I will detail financial and traditional reasons in this post, some more reasons in the coming one, and then will offer 3 tips for C&B to use in helping to attract expats to the…