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.

As the “Year of Emiratisation” draws towards a close, the FNC is discussing the incorporation of a law to drive forward Emirati employment in the private sector and decrease the high rates of unemployment among the UAE’s national population. Although I think such a law might be a quick-fix remedy it definitely comes with its own challenges. Here are a few things we all should be aware of should such a law comed to be enforced.

By Raaid Damati

HR folk take centre in the new technology show – they, of all professionals in a company, use more social media, analyse vast amounts of data and spend half their time on mobile devices. They are more in tune with the wired and wifi world, with apps and social platforms changing the way they recruit, onboard, train and retain good people…

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…

By Sandrine Bardot

Here is a situation that I witnessed at a client’s company.

Imagine the scene : today is the meeting with the Executive Leadership Team where the topic is : “Which changes should we introduce to our performance management system ?”…

By Anne Tice

Holding a productive team meeting is tricky enough, but host that meeting virtually and the challenge escalates. In a former company, I once attended a virtual call with a dog barking all the way through the meeting, and today I have an unfortunate friend in HR, who frequently cancels dinners on a Thursday night…

By Stacey Reynolds

This year I completed some original research on global career management with findings that should alarm senior management and HR departments alike; there is much to do! The qualitative survey involved 17 international organisations covering 3 continents and was supported by a review of over 100 academic articles and texts…