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5 Types of Flexible Work Arrangements That Work

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun May 11, 2015 1 Comment 318 views

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 536 views

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 893 views

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 2740 views

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 0 Comment 3077 views

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 2342 views

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 4477 views

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 […]

Five Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Productivity

Posted by Bayt HR Guru September 29, 2014 1 Comment 4647 views

Q. Hi! I work as a public relations executive at a well-known firm in Qatar. I often find myself working beyond office hours as I try to keep up with the fast pace of my industry. I manage my deadlines, but I am so stressed by the end of each day. It would be great […]

Five Ways to Hire Better People

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun September 17, 2014 3 Comments 2572 views

Q. I’m an HR manager of a medium-sized company in the UAE. I find it a struggle to attract top quality professionals, and to judge them properly before hiring. It would be great if you could give me some tips on how I should do this. – Jia. R A. An organization is only as […]

Three Benefits of Training Your Employees

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun August 21, 2014 2 Comments 2595 views

Q. I’m the human resources manager of a local company based in Dubai, with a headcount of around 250 employees. Lately, we have noticed a drop in the productivity and overall morale of our employees. When we asked them for feedback, they said that they feel their skills are outdated and that they would like […]

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