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?

There’s a war going on for talent in the UAE and it means HR directors need to “keep up” today to recruit and keep staff for the future workplace.

The accounting, finance and technology recruitment agency Robert Half interviewed 75 Emirates-based HR directors and found that 40 per cent say the top challenge is the war for talent, closely followed by talent management at 39 per cent.

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…