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Motivate an Underperforming Employee in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun August 10, 2015 0 Comment

Question: Hi! I’m the owner of a family business in Abu Dhabi. We have 20 employees working with us, and sometimes it happens that one or two of them are having a bad day and not performing well. I know that losing their job will cause my employees and their families financial distress. So how […]

Five Ways to Promote Social Learning in Your Company

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun July 14, 2015 0 Comment

Question: Hi there. At the company where I work, we often face the problem of skills gap and training programs that do not always bear their fruits right away. This, unfortunately costs us a lot of time and money. What can I do to solve that problem and encourage lean and efficient learning throughout the […]

How to Reduce Employee Turnover in Your Company

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun June 22, 2015 0 Comment

Question: Hi. I am the HR manager of a medium-sized business in Dubai. Due to unknown reasons, the company has been suffering from high employee turnover rates lately. This problem has affected us so much that our most important goal at the moment is to keep employees at least past their probation period. So how […]

5 Types of Flexible Work Arrangements That Work

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun May 11, 2015 1 Comment

Question from employer: I am the co-founder of a tech start-up in Amman and considering adopting a flexible work arrangement for my employees. I read that such arrangements can benefit both the employer and employee. The question is, what are the main types of flexible work arrangements? And how do they differ from each other? […]

The Best Way to Source and Attract Passive Candidates

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun April 22, 2015 0 Comment

Question: At the recruitment agency where I work many of my clients insist that I recommend candidates who are both active and passive but interested in exploring new opportunities. Is it possible to make these recommendations and how would I do that? Selma P. Answer: Hi Selma! In order to have a great talent pool for […]

How to Support a Grieving Employee

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun March 23, 2015 2 Comments

Hi! I work in the HR department of a medium-sized company in Dubai. Sometimes, our employees suffer terrible personal grief – such as losing a parent, child or spouse – and I feel that my company doesn’t have the suitable procedures to help them. I don’t know where to start and would truly appreciate it […]

What Makes a Work Environment Hostile and How to Avoid it

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun February 24, 2015 2 Comments

Hi there! I am a human resources professional and some departments in my organization suffer from workplace conflict. The employees in these departments are often rude with one another and the atmosphere is tense, making it impossible for people to work normally. I want to know what makes a work environment hostile and how I […]

Why You Should Never Disclose Salary Information in a Job Posting

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun January 27, 2015 1 Comment

Q. Hi! I’m a recruiter in a medium-sized company and have a question regarding job postings. As you know, it’s a new year and many recruiters have already started sourcing candidates for their company. My question is whether it’s advisable to reveal salary information in a job posting? I want to attract the best talents […]

Why Your Social Recruiting Isn’t Working

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun December 22, 2014 0 Comment

Question: Recruiting top talent has always been a challenge in my company. But with the emergence of new social recruiting tactics, we’re turning to online communities and platforms to source candidates faster and easier. But despite all our efforts, our social recruiting strategy is still not working as we’d like it to. Where have we […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Delegation That You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun October 20, 2014 0 Comment

Q. Hi, I’m a manager at a major consulting firm. I often find myself juggling too many tasks, but at the same time I don’t know how to delegate work effectively. I’m afraid that I might delegate the wrong thing to the wrong person, and the results will show poorly on my part. I wanted […]

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