Employers


Sep

21

2017
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An-Nahar Interview with our CEO | The War for Talent: Hiring the Best and the Brightest

Full article available at An-Nahar website. BEIRUT: Welcome to the talent economy. There has never been a time when top-tier talent was more in demand, more valuable, and harder to find. Real expertise, based on profound skill and experience, is a powerful force multiplier for a company’s performance. Expertise delivers numerous core values versus individuals that haven’t been there or done that; missed sleep or...

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Jul

10

2017
Do You Really Need Performance Appraisals?

Do You Really Need Performance Appraisals?

Last week, I met with a prospective client to discuss an HR consulting proposal that included building and implementing a performance management framework, among other things. During our discussion, the client mentioned that he recently read articles online about companies removing performance appraisals and asked why I included performance management in my proposal. This conversation has come up on multiple occasions and I think that...

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Dec

11

2016
Understanding Employee Engagement

Understanding Employee Engagement

Through my consulting work, the term “employee engagement” gets thrown around a lot, but very few managerial professionals use it in the right context. For starters, employee engagement and employee satisfaction are very different. Employee engagement defines the extent to which employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to the company, and put in their best efforts at work. Employee satisfaction, on the other...

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Nov

22

2016
How to Write Effective HR Policies and Procedures

How to Write Effective HR Policies and Procedures

As small companies start to grow, they need formal HR policies and procedures to effectively manage their human capital. Whether you’re writing HR policies and procedures from scratch or updating your existing documentation, it’s important to follow certain guidelines to ensure company-wide adoption and minimize employee resistance. HR policies and procedures seem straight forward to develop, but there are a lot of pitfalls that HR professionals...

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Sep

13

2016
How to Conduct a Job Analysis

How to Conduct a Job Analysis

Job analysis is the foundation for all assessment and selection decisions. Without it, a company runs the risk of hiring the wrong people, conducting ineffective performance appraisals, designing inaccurate job descriptions, and misalignment between its salary scale and industry benchmarks. Simply put, job analysis is the process of identifying and determining the particular job duties, requirements, and relative importance of these duties for a given...

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Aug

01

2016
How to Select Psychometric Assessments for Your Company

How to Select Psychometric Assessments for Your Company

Psychometric assessments have been around for a very long time and are quickly gaining traction in the Middle East. Companies mainly use psychometric assessments for screening candidates during recruitment and for identifying development areas in their employees. With so many psychometric assessments in the market today, it can be very difficult for a company to select the best tools for its specific needs. Psychometric assessments...

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Jun

24

2016
Competencies: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Competencies: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

We hear a lot of clichés about why a business succeeds: Efficiency, productivity, cost consciousness, innovation, and the list goes on. Success is driven by people within each and every company. But for a company to achieve success, its current and future employees must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to outperform the competition and stay relevant in today’s fierce market. In other...

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May

16

2016
What is Employer Branding and How Do We Do It?

What is Employer Branding and How Do We Do It?

Since the start of the year, I’ve delivered several presentations and engaged in a few consulting projects on Employer Branding. Although it is quickly becoming the hottest topic in HR, many businesses still don’t know what it means, why it’s important and how to do it. So What is Employer Branding? In simple terms, Employer Branding is the identity of a company as an Employer...

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Feb

21

2016
Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Most companies like to avoid job seekers who tend to switch jobs every few years. The belief is that people who change jobs are not hard workers, lack the necessary skills, and have no loyalty towards any company. In other words, job hoppers are simply bad candidates that should rarely be considered for a job, especially key positions. I am someone who disagrees with that,...

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