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.

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.

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.