Why employees are not engaged and how to motivate them – [infographic]

Most employees are not engaged. Low engagement costs US companies over $350 billions in revenue every year, as employees focus on activities that are not very productive. Why do they do that ? Do you want to know what employees really want, and what you should offer them as part of your Employee Value Proposition…

What do the Olympics opening ceremony and your recognition scheme have in common ?

I love watching the big ceremonies for the launch of truly international sporting events.  I was happily reflecting on the fact that the Olympics opened on a Friday hence week-end for us in the GCC when an idea came to my mind linking it to Compensation & Benefits. I know, I know, I’m a bit obsessive-compulsive…

In your own words: a call for the recognition of the Rewards profession in the Middle East

A few months ago I wrote a report on Trends in Compensation & Benefits in the GCC for informa Middle East (free download). In the survey that was at the basis of the report, Rewards managers were asked about the challenges they face. A massive cry out came from the ranks, centered on 2 main…

The dollars and sense of employee engagement [infographic]

I have been working on customising a workshop on how Performance & Reward supports employee engagement lately, and during my research I came across an infographic which I think you will find interesting. It comes from the good folks at Halogen Software (http://www.halogensoftware.com) :   Related posts : Remuneration, engagement and the GCC employee Reader…

Are you in danger with your best performers ?

Employee engagement is a big buzzword these days. Everyone in the HR sphere, it seems, is talking and writing about it. In many of your organisations, an annual survey is rolled out to employees to gauge their level of engagement. If you are in a progressive organisation, the results are shared with everyone, and action…

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…

Overview of the HR Congress Qatar 2012

Last week I attended the HR Congress Qatar organised by IQPC. It was my first time in Doha and I really enjoyed the place. It is smaller than Dubai or Abu Dhabi but there is a very nice energy to it and the focus on culture is obvious in town – nice ! Now, the…