HR Summit

We are very excited to announce the guru line up for the 2014 HR Summit and Expo taking place this October 20 – 22 in Dubai. The HR Summit and Expo is the region’s largest gathering of HR professionals. More than a decade of thought leadership has made the summit the ideal platform to advance the HR profession in the Middle East and beyond.

As organisations look to drive profitable growth in challenging markets, they increasingly recognise the need for a strong bench of rising talent that evolves with the shifting needs of the business. Eugene Burke, chief science and analytics officer, CEB, discusses the challenges organisations face in finding high flyers that will drive future company growth.

HR migrates from being mainly administrative or operational to a wider strategically-focused role. This transformation is supported by using the concept of the Balanced Scorecard and applying this specifically to the HR function within the organisation. People matter. What ultimately distinguishes a good from an average organisation is having the right people. “Right people” encompasses skills, attitude, engagement, leadership and behavioural attributes.

One of the truly positive influences of social media is its ability to engage people with similar interests from around the world in truly global, constructive, real-time conversations no matter where they reside. One of the best HR examples of late has been the Microsoft-Yahoo! divergence regarding the talent management practice known as forced ranking; Microsoft is ending the practice, Yahoo! is introducing it.