The word ‘right-brain’ is suddenly a phenomenon everyone wants to boast of or to suggest as an handicap. Creative folks, lazy copywriters, wandering painters, sweet-talking HR managers, quirky film makers and their other breeds have finally got the perfect allegation to stain their counterparts with.
Did you know that the origins of workforce management started in the Middle Ages to accommodate putting-out, a system of domestic manufacturing? This was later modified during the Industrial Revolution when factories replaced putting-out. It was much needed at the time as labourers worked for…
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.
How do some companies rise above the millions of companies that exist in the world? There are five key elements that they all have in common. These are the “red thread” in the cultures and we call these the 5 Cultural Keys (or the 5 C’s) as they are the backbone to a company.
Competition is the old mindset. It’s out and collaboration is in.
Engagement in a company revolves around the people, their passions, and the purpose. It leads to a higher productivity level; the profits are a natural result and the company is able to have a greater positive impact.
Research tells us that Executives have 2 roles in corporate change situations: a. Executive Decisions that provide the budget, resources and approvals and b. Executive Actions namely to be visible and active, to build a coalition and to communicate at specific times through the change.
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.
If you’re a business leader today you are working to understand and balance the perspectives of an unprecedented variety of stakeholders – from NGOs becoming more voracious in their demands to workers who are increasingly hard to engage – and doing so in a world that is more transparent and connected than ever before. It’s a tough challenge.
The ability of CEOs to develop ‘superstar’ talent is the difference between success and failure in the business world, one of the UK’s leading sports executives has said in the build-up to an important new leadership summit in Dubai later this month. Mike Forde, former Director of Football Operations at Chelsea Football Club, says the race for talent has never been so critical as it is at present, and talent management is a primary responsibility of the CEO or key leaders, and not a HR function.
The HR Summit and Expo is just around the corner. This year the show will host 48 free HR seminars for you to learn from, 47 leading HR service and solution providers to help you in your operation needs and over 1500 HR professionals for you to network with – all for free and all for you.
We understand you must be busy and your time is precious…