Is this the biggest HR challenge in the GCC?

One of my recent subscribers wrote to me : “I think the biggest challenge for any one handling HR in the GCC would be Total Rewards equity. Convincing people that they are paid fairly and equitably by any company seems to be an impossible task to achieve. Nationals keep wanting to be promoted despite their…

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…

Do you want to try and win a free pass to the C&B Forum in Dubai this June ?

The Compensation & Benefits Forum 2014 organised by IIRME (now to be called Informa) will take place on June 8 -12 in Dubai, and I am honoured to be one of the speakers again. Compensation Insider is also the official blog partner of the Forum, and I am write the report summarizing the findings from…

Want to join me as I deliver my first public course on C&B in Dubai ?

I am very excited today to announce that I will deliver my first-ever public course on Compensation & Benefits very soon in Dubai ! “Deciphering C&B to make it work for your organisation” is a 2-day training taking place on March 24 and 25 at The Address Dubai Mall, in exclusive partnership with TPS World…

What does “utilities at cost” reimbursement cover ?

Nadim, one of my readers asks : “In our company for certain senior grades we do pay Utilities at actual cost which is the DEWA bill (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority). In my opinion utilities should cover the water and electricity, however I got employees who are claiming also for the household gas, or even…

Do you have questions about the Cost of Living reports ?

A few weeks ago I introduced the Cost of Living Reports for the UAE, Qatar, KSA and an overall GCC report. The reports are very comprehensive and include sections on: accommodation costs (very detailed by accommodation type and area in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi) education health transport and travel costs household goods and utility…

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…