2014 C&B objectives and a first tool for you

 Hello, hello, and Happy New Year ! With 2014 already under way, I looked back at what happened in my life last year, reflected, and, as previous years, went through my trusted Your Best Year Yet process. I’d like to share with you some of my goals for 2014 that relate to Compensation Insider and […]

An overview of the Excellence in Talent Management Seminar from Teneo

The last of the 3 conferences where I was a speaker took place in Dubai last week. The 2-day event was organised by Julien Salvi from Teneo and was a very interactive event, with excellent speakers and an audience who participated fully, including in using technology through sli.do to share live comments (with or without […]

All you need to know : common pay challenges and how to handle them

Some time ago, I published a resource page which I encourage you to explore and share : All you need to know: from compensation surveys to salary ranges and salary review. This page has proven very useful and many of my readers sent me emails to say they appreciated having a compilation like this available […]

Encouraging Emiratis to “try out” the private sector

I was a speaker last week at the second Emiratisation Summit, an event organised by IIR Middle East in parallel with the Tawdheef career fair in Abu Dhabi. Usually as a follow-up of my speaking activities, I write a post or two on the conference I attended, reacting on the presentations of the speakers. Unfortunately […]

Do you pay for the job or the nationality ?

A recent article reviewing salary differences between nationalities in the GCC made me think. Obviously, in the region, we are all aware of these differences, even if we rarely mention them. According to the annual Gulf Business salary survey, “In the UAE, a Western expat makes 12.6 per cent more than an Arab expat and […]

Are you the next Compensation & Benefits Manager for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi ?

I am happy today to share that there is a Compensation & Benefits Manager position available at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a multi-specialty hospital, currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2013. This 360 (expandable to 490) bed facility will be a unique and […]

Financial background checks for executive candidates – are they needed ?

Kris Dunn wrote an interesting post at the HR Capitalist last week titled “YOU MAKE THE CALL: Are You Responsible For Knowing That This Executive Hire Was About to File Bankruptcy?”. He describes the situation of a company that was surprised when the senior executive they hired filed for bankruptcy and asks readers whether they […]