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?

Sarah Davis, CIPD’s leader for Learning and Development initiatives in the Middle East, has collaborated with the CIPD ‘on and off’ for nearly 10 years. She has been delivering HR qualifications and short training courses to CIPD clients in the Gulf and Europe. She has…

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…

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.