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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 3167 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 2729 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 1767 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 1726 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 When we asked them for feedback, they said that they feel their skills are outdated and that they would like […]

Six Reasons You Should be Hiring Fresh Graduates

Posted by Suha Mardelli Haroun July 21, 2014 0 Comment 2141 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 2113 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 2083 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 1760 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 3266 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 1805 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 […]

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