Dominique Jones is Halogen Software’s Chief People Officer and has over 20 years’ experience in the talent management industry both in Europe and North America. Using her extensive industry experience across the retail, manufacturing, financial services, consulting and professional services sectors, Dominique is focused on providing practical insights that help HR positively impact business performance.

Dominique returns to Dubai’s flagship HR event: HR Summit and Expo in Dubai from 14 to 16 November, as one of their key speakers. Dominique shared her thoughts on current HR trends.

 HR Landscape…

HRSE: What one key trend is transforming HR?

DOMINIQUE: The focus on people is driving a shift in performance management with a focus of getting back to its roots – alignment and maximum productivity.  One key trend currently transforming the HR landscape is the need for organisations to provide leaders with the tools and resources to help employees clearly establish the connection between contribution and satisfaction. These two items are critical for fostering greater employee engagement and should be addressed together in order to realize positive outcomes. And each has a different meaning for each employee, so the question HR must be able to help answer is, “How do we make these connections real?”

HRSE: What is the future of HR going to look like?

DOMINIQUE: Workplace transformation is dramatically changing how organisations manage talent. Trends and advances in technology, a multi-generational workforce, and the growing number of contingent workers are just a few of examples of a multiple of factors affecting how organisations manage their people. To ensure these workplace changes aren’t leaving employees feeling overwhelmed, disengaged and unfocused, HR must help their organisations create a link between employee engagement and improved business outcomes.

The shift to ongoing performance management is an example of how organisations can align employees to strategy and ensure they see meaning in their work. It’s also impacting the role of the manager – transitioning that role to more of a coach then to the one making all the decisions. HR needs to be ready to support managers in making this transition by providing managers with the training, tools and resources to deliver ongoing coaching and feedback, provide clarity of expectations and to ultimately improve employee performance and engagement.

And HR Leadership…

HRSE: How does your company ensure positioning itself as an HR leader?

DOMINIQUE: At Halogen, we’re a provider of integrated talent management solutions focused on helping organisations put ongoing performance management at the heart of their talent strategy. We’ve helped thousands of organisations transform their performance management and talent programmes from cumbersome and un-engaging cycles to meaningful and ongoing processes that align, engage and inspire their people.

We also walk the walk. We recently transformed our performance management programmes internally to build a culture of ongoing coaching and feedback. The impact for our company and our people is increased engagement, improved goal achievement, and improved personal development. We’re also better able to support career management and internal talent mobility within our company, which is important for employee engagement and retention.

HRSE: Give us your best one-sentence advice for aspiring HR leaders.

DOMINIQUE: Take the time to learn what’s required to balance the needs of employees and the needs of the business at the same time.

On Dominique’s Keynote at the HR Summit & Expo

HRSE: What will you be discussing at the upcoming conference in Dubai?

DOMINIQUE: I’m going to discuss how Halogen Software changed the rhythm of its performance management process to build a culture of on-going coaching and feedback and to support employees in delivering exceptional outcomes.

Attendees can expect to learn how to create a performance management programme that embeds coaching and feedback into their corporate culture, engages leaders to develop employees and empowers employees to achieve goals and development activities. Participants will also learn how to use integrated talent management software to link employee development directly to their business strategy.

HRSE: How do you benefit from being a part of HR Summit & Expo?

DOMINIQUE:HR Summit & Expo provides a tremendous opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most successful companies and how their HR teams function. I look forward to connecting with and learning from some of the world’s foremost thought leaders in HR. I’m looking forward to learning more about the emerging global trends and priorities in HR, as well as hearing where other HR professionals are taking their talent management journey next.

Look what Dominique Jones have to say to HR leaders and professionals in MENA region:

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