The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, will shape the world of work for years to come. Attracting the best of these millennial workers is critical to the future of your business. Here are a few tips on how you can engage your millennials and get the best out of them.
Salma Hajjaj is general manager HR at Gulf Bank in Kuwait, where she manages the organisation’s HR, facilities and PR functions. In this Q&A, she talks to Karam Filfilan about her passion for motivating the next generation of GCC workers and why we need to stop stereotyping our youth.
Why do so many culture initiatives fail? For Professor Chris Roebuck, we are not spending enough time on diversity of thought and collaboration. As I travel around the world working with organisations and speaking to groups of leaders, the word ‘culture’ comes up more and more. Not in relation to assessing the perspectives or approaches of different groups across the organisation in order to enhance collaboration and execution, but more as a reason why things didn’t succeed.
Watch Alex Davda, Occupational Psychologist at Ashridge Middle East tell us the top 3 challenges in Talent Management facing organisations in the GCC today.
In conversation with Louis Carter, President of Best Practice Institute, and author of over 12 books on best practices and leadership; discussing his success stories, and the progress towards widening our network of Learning.
As the world gets smaller, many CEOs are responding to the global economic recovery by prioritising growth through expanding operations into emerging markets or seeking innovation from mergers and acquisitions. However, companies need to be cognizant – while these areas offer significant growth opportunities they also present their own challenges.
In the context of strategic talent management and succession, Jeanne-Marie Bowman, Group Head of Talent at Al-Futtaim in the United Arab Emirates, identifies the key challenges faced by leaders in today’s dynamic and fast-paced business environment.
As one of the most recognised brands on earth, Coca-Cola is a natural draw for top talent. But how does it live up to its reputation in this region, offer opportunities for growth and engage employees so they stay?
Career advancement opportunities rank as the top reason why employees join or leave organisations, according to new research from Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company. The 2014 Talent Management and Rewards and Global Workforce Studies have shown that companies continue to face challenges attracting and retaining talent, with 60% of employers experiencing difficulties with retaining highly qualified people.
Ideally, you would take cultural factors into consideration in the hiring process by exploring cultural norms and conditions when assessing the prospective candidate. While few companies do this well, where it is done well it exponentially increases the success rate of the new hire (Sharkey & Eccher, 2010). In the absence of doing this step during the hiring process, cultural understanding should be step one of the on-boarding and integration process.