Unemployed – from Europe to the Arab world, a personal story

My friend and fellow UAE blogger Talib Al Hashimi wrote yet another thought-provoking article a few days ago entitled : The dark side of unemployment in the Arab World. I recommend you spend a few minutes and read it. Talib ends by asking us 2 questions as he wants to put a human face on…

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…

Day Two of the 17th Compensation and Benefits Forum from IIRME – Recap

Following my report on Day One of the 17th annual Compensation & Benefits Forum from IIRME in Dubai, I am happy to share, today, my notes from the second day of this great conference. John Ohrnberger from ADIA opened with a general presentation on points to consider when thinking about Executive Compensation. It’s important to…

Day One of the 17th Compensation and Benefits Forum from IIRME – Recap

It’s been a busy month as I attended and spoke at 3 HR conferences in 30 days ! It’s a bit tiring but I really enjoy meeting new people, hearing from different organisations and opening my mind to new concepts. So this week will be a “special” : I’ll write 3 posts, two of them…

… and the winner is…

The National used the results of the AonHewitt “best employer in the Middle East” survey as the theme for their editorial yesterday. The title ? “Work can reward in different ways”  – OF COURSE I had to write about it today 😉 ! DHL Express UAE was declared best employer, with 2 other DHL branches…

Shall we meet in Dubai ? May and June 2013 Compensation and HR conferences

Last year I was a speaker at 2 great conferences in Dubai, and I was blessed to be invited to attend them again this year. I will also have the pleasure of being hostess for a day at a third conference in June. Each of them has a specific focus, so if you are wondering…

Compensation & Benefits – The text-book solution is not always right !

Today’s post comes from my friend Tom Raftery, founder and Director of It’s all about People, a Human Capital consultancy based in Dubai. In this article, he shares some thought-provoking views based on his real-life experience. The “best practice”, widely accepted, default approach to compensation-related issues is not always the best one to apply for the…