For the 3rd year, this research study, conducted with 161 GCC organisations across the full spectrum of industry sectors, highlights the continuing need to manage and control C&B budgets to avoid spiralling costs, whilst simultaneously motivating the workforce.
GCC wages are set to rise at an average of 5% in 2015, rebounding from a brief dip to 4.8% last year, according to Towers Watson’s latest Salary Budget Planning report. However, figures collected from general industry indicate that this rate of salary will descend back to 4.8% into 2016.
Those lucky enough to receive a company bonus may get excited at the prospect of a bumper pay packet during the ‘bonus season’ in March and April, but the reality is that the majority of people in the United Arab Emirates are using this extra cash to settle debt or pay bills.
Having Flexible Benefits can be critical for some multinationals that are based in countries where the state provision is relatively low and therefore have a multitude of private offerings. These organisations then apply the same Flexible Benefits strategies that are suitable for their specific countries on the global level, importing them to other regions. However, the same Flexible Benefits programmes that are so big in the US or in Europe become a lot less prevalent in the Middle East
The Middle East’s largest HR event is just around the corner with over 60 free seminars and 70 leading HR solution providers. To help you make the most of it, we put together a list of 9 things you should do at the show.
A current hot topic touted by many in the Human Resources and Organization Development fields today is one of flexi-hours and/or remote working conditions. Many present-day corporate environmental elements impact flexi-hours and remote working conditions. For example, the nature of the business, the trust level of the leader, the discipline of the individual, the needs of the customer …
Head of Rewards at Siemens plc had a chat with the HR Observer when in town for the 18th Compensation and Benefits Forum. We had the chance to catch up with Karen and ask her a few questions about rewards at Siemens.
An interview with Robert Mosley, the former SVP for HR at Emirates. We discuss the general attitude about Nationalisation and some figures and statistics in the GCC.
The 18th annual Compensation and Benefits Forum provided HR professionals with a platform to exchange ideas and address various issues. Delegates were given the opportunity to vote for topics to be debated in 4 roundtable discussions throughout the event. Here’s the roundup.