Watch Alex Davda, Occupational Psychologist at Ashridge Middle East tell us the top 3 challenges in Talent Management facing organisations in the GCC today.
In conversation with Louis Carter, President of Best Practice Institute, and author of over 12 books on best practices and leadership; discussing his success stories, and the progress towards widening our network of Learning.
As the world gets smaller, many CEOs are responding to the global economic recovery by prioritising growth through expanding operations into emerging markets or seeking innovation from mergers and acquisitions. However, companies need to be cognizant – while these areas offer significant growth opportunities they also present their own challenges.
In the context of strategic talent management and succession, Jeanne-Marie Bowman, Group Head of Talent at Al-Futtaim in the United Arab Emirates, identifies the key challenges faced by leaders in today’s dynamic and fast-paced business environment.
As one of the most recognised brands on earth, Coca-Cola is a natural draw for top talent. But how does it live up to its reputation in this region, offer opportunities for growth and engage employees so they stay?
Career advancement opportunities rank as the top reason why employees join or leave organisations, according to new research from Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company. The 2014 Talent Management and Rewards and Global Workforce Studies have shown that companies continue to face challenges attracting and retaining talent, with 60% of employers experiencing difficulties with retaining highly qualified people.
Ideally, you would take cultural factors into consideration in the hiring process by exploring cultural norms and conditions when assessing the prospective candidate. While few companies do this well, where it is done well it exponentially increases the success rate of the new hire (Sharkey & Eccher, 2010). In the absence of doing this step during the hiring process, cultural understanding should be step one of the on-boarding and integration process.
The GCC region has complex demographics that include local talent, imported talent, and talent that is returning from abroad. Because of these unique talent pools, establishing a robust talent management strategy is key to the success of any business.
Elie Georgiou-Botaris, Senior Talent Management Executive at Towers Watson, speaks in an interview about some of the latest trends in talent management and learning and development consulting. Georgiou-Botaris is recognised for strong leadership and team-building skills and creating long-lasting relationships
Many organisations are avoiding facing the growing challenges of career management by placing the full responsibility on the shoulders of employees. Others still act like puppet masters and believe they can map everyone’s career. And some are trying to strike the right balance that meets both employers’ and employees’ aspirations. So really, whose responsibility is it?