How to build and use a compensation communication matrix

  How may you use a Compensation Communication matrix to support engagement at your organisation ? In today’s uncertain economic climate, most organisations indicate that retention of employees, and “making more with less” are among their top priorities. And as we all know, one of the best ways to foster engagement lies in communication. In a…

8 tips to become a more attractive candidate for an HR position

“I really want to break into the Human Resources industry but I am currently unemployed, is there anything you suggest I do while unemployed, during my career search that would make me a more attractive candidate for a position?” This question from one of my readers really made me feel for her. Here below, I’ve…

How low salary is not low cost (always)

In Dubai where I live, and in other GCC countries, many organisations rely on cheap (imported) labour in order to manufacture, distribute and sell their products. A lot of HR Directors don’t necessarily believe in this “cheap cheap cheap” approach, but they struggle to get heard by the leadership team, and they often ask me…

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…

Social media and C&B : are you one of the brave few ?

Catching up on some reading I found this post from fellow HR blogger and consultant Nicole Le Maire very interesting. In Social Media for Human Resources professionals ? Really !, Nicole reacts to the results of a survey by Carter Morris on how people working in HR use social media. She was shocked by some…

Dear NSA, let me take care of your slides

A quick note today. I found a rather humouristic presentation about a topic that has been in the news lately : the PRISM system of electronic spying. I don’t know if the content is real in the slides below, but that is not the point of this post. In Dear NSA, let me take care…

1-minute tip: Kill boring bullet points from your Compensation presentations

We’ll soon be entering into the full swing of conference season, and have been booked to speak and/or chair at some events in the region over the coming months. More on that very soon as I would love to meet some of my readers at these events :-). Communication skills are significant for Compensation pros…