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    How Skype Interviews Can Help You Hire Great Talent

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun March 20, 2014 1 Comment 1859 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 672 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 667 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 1533 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 2044 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 2375 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 […]

    Looking for a job in Qatar? Here’s what you need to know

    Posted by Apeksha Udeshi November 13, 2013 3 Comments 4945 views

    Q. Hi! I am interested in working in the Middle East, particularly in Qatar. How is the job market like there, and what is the best way to find a job in Qatar? Also, what can I expect in terms of salary packages and cost of living? Thanks! – Jason C. A. Hi Jason! Due […]

    8 leading professionals tell Bayt.com what career advice they’d give their younger selves

    Posted by Reem Boudraa October 27, 2013 0 Comment 2907 views

    Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give yourself a little hint of what’s to come? Perhaps give yourself a heads up on key turning points in your life? Wouldn’t it be nice to sit with your younger self and share some of the wisdom you’ve gained over the years? As […]

    How do you encourage creative thinking in a group?

    Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun October 21, 2013 0 Comment 2039 views

    Question from employer: Most people are divided on the topic of creative thinking. While some feel that group brainstorming sessions can foster creativity, others feel that true creative breakthroughs come from more solitary individual pursuits. What is your opinion, and what tips do you have for managers who want to foster creative thinking in the […]

    Do you have what it takes? 14 leaders tell us what they look for in a new hire

    Posted by Reem Boudraa September 17, 2013 7 Comments 7471 views

    We’ve all been there before: You interview for the seemingly perfect job opportunity, and you make all the right moves, but somehow you’re passed up in the final round. To secure that dream job, you have to think like the person making the final decision. What is going through the manager’s head when they select […]

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