Should I Hire from Overseas?

The UAE is the go to global destination for foreign workers; with recent reports stating some 90% of the private workforce come from overseas. Finding talent from overseas can be a great way for your company to reach the next level, however there are two sides to the story. There are numerous drawbacks to consider, […]

Hire That Millenial… And Keep Them!

Are they just flakey? We think not. The quintessential Millennial has garnered a reputation for being elusive and hard to retain. Especially in the professional world, where they can at best be seen as frustrating to work with, and at worst just downright disloyal. That along with their perceived disrespect of ‘proper’ work place culture […]

UAE Region Attracts Top International Tech Talent: Ex Evernote Group Director, Heather Wilde

Beneple, the free cloud based HR technology platform for SME businesses, today announced the appointment of Heather Wilde, Ex Group Director of Evernote, the cross platform productivity app, to their team as Chief Technology Officer. With her wealth of business knowledge and years of entrepreneurial success, she will  spearhead the innovation and further development of […]

The Importance of Internal Mobility

Why is internal mobility so important for your employees’ morale? Hiring the right person for the job is essential. Everyone knows this. And, while acquiring talent is always a tough job, keeping that talent is more challenging. Probably now more than ever before. High staff turnover rates are never a good thing. So, how can […]

5 Simple Ways to Build Company Culture

Earlier this year, Forbes published an article outlining the top reasons why setting a company culture is so intrinsic to the overall success of your organization. And, while most business leaders will agree, often the shaping of the company culture is pushed to the bottom of the list. Recognizing the Herculean task of re-crafting or […]

Maternity leave: Striking the right balance – Searching for a Happy Medium for Both Employers and Employees

Very recently, Dubai ruler HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued a new decree which aims to increase government employees’ paid maternity leave entitlement from 60 days to 90 days. Additionally, on WAM, it was announced that this was seen as a positive move to bring more balance to the workplace and recognize gender balance […]

4 Questions to Ask to Help You Determine If It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Medical Insurance Broker

Since mandatory health insurance was introduced in the UAE, your company’s relationship with your health insurance broker is more crucial than ever. You need to make sure that someone who has the company and its employee’s best interests at heart supports you. Ideally, the key purpose of a health insurance broker is to analyse your […]

5 Smart Ways to Minimize Your Cost of Recruitment

A 2017 report on Compensation and Benefits showed that the top concern amongst the majority of UAE HR professionals is the spiraling cost of recruitment. Recruitment is obviously a necessary and inevitable part of running a business, yet is it possible to do it professionally while minimizing costs? The resounding answer is…yes. With a few […]