Seven Tips for First Time Managers

first time manager

Congratulations, you’ve achieved your dream to become a leader. All that hard work and dedication has paid off, but now what? While it’s exciting to be elevated into your first time manager role, it can also be a little intimidating at the start. The good news is that being an effective manager is a skill […]

New UAE immigration requirement: Good conduct certificates

New expats, good conduct certificate, work permit

Good conduct & behaviour certificates now required for all expat work and residence applications From the 4th of February 2018, all expatriates seeking work and residence authorisation for the UAE will need to secure a Certificate of ‘Good conduct and Behaviour’ before their application is approved. As per the decision made by the UAE’s Council […]

One thing is clear: 2018 is the year of Artificial Intelligence

Artifical Intelligence

Consumer technology is taking off with ArtificiaI Intelligence Recently, I attended CES, the world’s largest annual trade fair for consumer technologies. With nearly 4,000 exhibitors present from around the world, current and emerging technologies and trends were on display. This enabled the 170,000 attendees to get a view of where we’ve been, where we are, and […]

How to Actually Achieve Every Goal You Set in 2018

Every year, we turn the page on the calendar and have blank pages to fill in our diary with appointments and events for the year ahead. This figurative “clean slate” makes it so easy for many people to create new year’s resolutions. Additionally, the beginning of the new year is a good time to decide […]

Overseas recruitment – what does it really cost?

The UAE is the go to global destination for foreign workers; with recent reports stating some 90% of recruitment is from overseas. Overseas hires 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, so before turning to […]

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 […]

Ex Evernote Group Director Heather Wilde Joins Beneple as CTO

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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 […]

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 […]