Being in my line of work, I get to hear from a ton of people who have left jobs. One of the questions I like to ask people is to give me one thing they regret about leaving a certain position or company. You might think that most people would find this hard to answer, but I’m always surprised at how quickly people can answer this question, and the fact that no one ever answers it with “I have no regrets.”
Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a considerable amount of attention focused on Generation Y from both the media and business world. The May 20 issue of Time Magazine led with a cover story labelling them the ‘Me, Me, Me’ generation: narcissistic, fame-obsessed, and self interested; Meanwhile PwC reported findings from a comprehensive Next Gen study of its Gen Y employees.
Strategic workforce planning: just another HR fad, or potentially a talent-enabler process to a successful business strategy delivery? With Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) all over the HR news for the past few years, one can easily dismiss it for the latest HR fad. Vidal proves it isn’t.
It was 42 years ago when the founders of the nation gathered to announce the unification of the UAE. The feelings that mesmerise from that historical occasion are overwhelming, as we imagine the hardship they had to encounter and the decisions they had to make to have them stand tall under that flagpole in Dubai on December 2, 1971. No doubt they had one priority in mind, the interest of their citizens who are the core of this country.
In this final post, approaches commonly used in market driven economies are summarised. Specific advice and help can be provided from any of the established compensation consultancies or specialists in the region. The Option in the title gives the employee the choice (or option) of whether or not to exercise (take up) their shares and to cash them in at a profit at an agreed future date.
It’s time to focus on focus. I recently coached a senior executive who was literally running as fast as he could. With only 480 minutes in an 8hr day, he was sacrificing attention to detail and time to step back, reflect on the big picture, and truly think strategically and long-term. There are three types of focus every leader must have. Read more to discover.
Mobility is transforming job search in the same way that the internet did a decade ago. As an employer, your target candidates are mobile and more connected than ever before – and this will increase exponentially in the years to come and there is a host of reasons why you need to ensure your deliver a good mobile experience to your candidates.
Google had a challenge in promoting management positions to its engineering-led workforce. To do that, they relied on HR and data analytics to change the culture. David A. Garvin, professor of business administration at Harvard Business Schools explains how Google did it.
We are excited to share the recording of our very first webinar for 2013. The webinar was conducted by Sandrine Bardot, a compensation and benefits veteran of 19 years, on December 4th. We would like to thank everyone who attended the webinar and for those who could not make it, we have made the recording available for you to view.
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.