Hi. I am the owner of a growing start-up in Cairo. Our small company has been growing consistently over the past few years, and we’ve decided that now is the right time to add a full HR team to our company structure. Before beginning the interview process, what do I need to know about effective HR professionals and teams, so that I can ensure that the professionals I hire are high performers?

There’s a war going on for talent in the UAE and it means HR directors need to “keep up” today to recruit and keep staff for the future workplace.

The accounting, finance and technology recruitment agency Robert Half interviewed 75 Emirates-based HR directors and found that 40 per cent say the top challenge is the war for talent, closely followed by talent management at 39 per cent.

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.

We are very excited to announce our first HR Observer Webinar. Essentials of Compensation and Benefits. In a world where retaining and rewarding your top employees have become critical priorities, every HR professional should understand how compensation and benefits work. This two-part webinar will demonstrate the profound impact of compensation and benefits in modern organisations.