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    Six Reasons You Should be Hiring Fresh Graduates

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun July 21, 2014 0 Comment 227 views

    Question from employer: I work in the HR department of a large conglomerate. We get hundreds of applications for our entry-level vacancies. A large proportion of these applicants are fresh graduates with minimal work experience. However, we invariably hire candidates who have more experience as we feel that they would bring more value to the […]

    How to Manage Your Star Performers Effectively

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun June 24, 2014 6 Comments 1187 views

    Q. We are an established organization in the Gulf region and need your guidance on a specific matter. We have a few amazing performers in various departments and sometimes they tend to work alone and become isolated from the team. We need a way to bridge that gap and ensure that their talents are integrated […]

    A Manager’s Guide to Effective Meetings

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun May 21, 2014 0 Comment 1308 views

    Q. Hi, I have recently been promoted as Sales Manager in my company. My predecessor was really big on meetings – daily, weekly, and monthly huddles. While meetings can be an effective tool to direct and motivate a team, they can also end up being a colossal waste of time. What is your guide to […]

    How Does Your Organization Rank Against Competition

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun April 30, 2014 0 Comment 1244 views

    Q. We are a long standing family business and have recently undergone some major changes in our management and corporate culture. To know the efficacy of the new changes, we wish to undergo a company-wide evaluation. Can you suggest how we can go about doing that? – Rakesh S., HR Director A. Hi Rakesh! In […]

    How Skype Interviews Can Help You Hire Great Talent

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun March 20, 2014 1 Comment 2708 views

    Q. We are a newly established engineering firm in the region, and are currently looking to recruit for specialized technical positions, particularly from abroad. So in the coming months we will be interviewing most of these professionals remotely. Any advice on how to carry out these interviews? – Santosh J. A. Hi Santosh, this is […]

    How to Deal with Your Quarter-life Crisis

    Posted by Apeksha Udeshi March 3, 2014 0 Comment 1430 views

    Q. Hi, I’m 26 years old and have been working for the past six years. I’m going through a tough time in my life where I suddenly feel lost, as if I don’t have a direction or established path for my career or personal life anymore. This can’t be a mid-life crisis, as I’m only […]

    How to show your employees that you care

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun February 25, 2014 0 Comment 1576 views

    Q. I am part of the HR team in a large retail organization where we recently had a 360 degree appraisal review. The results of the appraisal showed a lot of negative feedback which I feel is due to a disconnect between what our employees feel about the company and what the management wants them […]

    How to Manage Your Employees’ Career Aspirations

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun January 16, 2014 2 Comments 2637 views

    Q. Hi! It’s appraisal season this month in our office. As the department manager, my question is how can I effectively manage the unique and distinct aspirations of a diverse set of employees working in my team? – Sanoor R. A. Hi Sanoor. Bravo first off for giving a thought to your team’s career aspirations […]

    Social Recruiting: The HR Buzzword for 2014

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun December 16, 2013 3 Comments 2441 views

    Q. Hi! I’ve heard the term “social recruiting” thrown around a lot this year. What is it and how is it different from traditional recruitment? – Danish H., Recruiter A. Hi Danish, when you harness the power of social platforms to drive your recruitment efforts even further, what you get is termed as “social recruiting”. […]

    Would you hire an overqualified candidate?

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun November 17, 2013 4 Comments 2721 views

    Q. Hi, I was at a job fair recently where I had the opportunity to meet some really good, but overqualified candidates. I am considering approaching one of them for an interview, but before that I would like to know your opinion on hiring overqualified candidates? — Jola C., Department Manager A. Hi Jola, with […]

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