Over the past few decades the world of work has undergone huge changes, and with the year 2020 approaching rapidly, the future of work, in particular the way workforce is sourced, organised and managed, is promising to look even more different. The increasing attractiveness of the emerging markets with regards to business growth has already contributed to a significant increase in the need for companies to move people and source talent from around the world. Scientific and technological advances are continuing to impact most, if not all, workplaces, but there is still more change to come.

Nabhan Al Kharusi is a Senior Consultant for Human Capital at Takatuf, the strategic provider of innovative Human Capital solutions based in the Sultanate of Oman. Since joining Takatuf, Nabhan has centred his professional research and work in helping some of the country’s largest organisations understand the impact of an empowering and enabling approach to Employee Relations (ER).

Allowing flexible hours enables efficiency for both sexes, according to a new survey carried out by global PR and Communications body, Global Women in PR (GWPR).  And while flexibility is attractive to the 83% of parent respondents who found balancing childcare and work a challenge, women are still at a huge disadvantage in the working world; one in three cite a lack of confidence as the one factor that held them back in the workplace, particularly where asking for a pay-rise is concerned.

Hi. I am the owner of a growing start-up in Cairo. Our small company has been growing consistently over the past few years, and we’ve decided that now is the right time to add a full HR team to our company structure. Before beginning the interview process, what do I need to know about effective HR professionals and teams, so that I can ensure that the professionals I hire are high performers?

Dominique Jones is Halogen Software’s Chief People Officer and has over 20 years’ experience in the talent management industry both in Europe and North America. Using her extensive industry experience across the retail, manufacturing, financial services, consulting and professional services sectors, Dominique is focused on…