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“The solution to skill gap is to work backwards when it comes to course design,” says Kerstin Wilsch of Middlebury School

Posted by Reem Boudraa September 28, 2015 0 Comment

Kerstin Wilsch is the Director of the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Jordan. With a Ph.D. in Arabic Language and Translation from the University of Leipzig in Germany, Kerstin has spent many years in the Middle East and North Africa in a variety of academic positions. For the four years prior to becoming the Director of the C.V. […]

How to Use Tests to Hire the Best Candidates

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan August 19, 2015 0 Comment

Have you ever hired a candidate only to realize that their on-the-job performance is not as good as you thought it would be? You were mighty sure of your decision though, hiring the person with the best CV and interview performance. So what went wrong? Unfortunately, many job seekers tend to portray an image of […]

Universities hiring new staff look for the best certificates and an outstanding social behavior: Prof. Eckehard Schulz

Posted by Reem Boudraa August 5, 2015 0 Comment

Eckehard Schulz is a Professor of Arabic Linguistics and Translation Studies at Leipzig University – one of Germany’s oldest universities. In 2010, he founded The Al-Arabiyya Institute, an online testing system which draws upon the long tradition of Arabic Studies at the Oriental Institute in Leipzig University. The Institute has been successfully educating Arabists, translators and simultaneous and conference […]

7 Awesome Free Tools for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses on

Posted by Roba Assi July 22, 2015 0 Comment

Starting a new business is really difficult, and having both the right people working with you and the right tools can really make a huge difference. At, we love working with and supporting small business and start-ups, because they are an essential tool for job creation (and 79% of fresh grads in our region […]

“Being Yourself Is the Most Important Part of a Job Interview,” says Saridha Nair of Al Reyami Interiors

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan July 6, 2015 0 Comment

Look around at your office furniture, it might very well have been fitted by Al Reyami Interiors! Indeed, Al Reyami are one of the largest providers of office furniture, interior solutions and office equipment in the UAE and beyond. In this interview, Saridha Nair, HR manager at Al Reyami Group, tells us more about what makes this […]

Become a Better Manager Today in 8 Easy Steps

Posted by Lama Ataya June 8, 2015 0 Comment

Mid-year looms large and for many that means having to make excuses for mid-year targets not yet met, conflicting and prolonged staff summer holidays to arrange contingencies for, and the prospect of spending the sunny jasmine and gardenia  months confined to an office rather than enjoying the outdoors. Even the best of managers may be […]

“The Most Common Mistake Candidates Make in a CV Isn’t Grammar,” says Christopher Abraham of S P Jain School

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan June 1, 2015 8 Comments

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of a top-ranked educational institution? That’s exactly what S P Jain School of Global Management is. With campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney, S P Jain School of Global Management is one of the world’s top business schools with a mission to create […]

“FedEx encourages promotion from within,” says David Ross, President of FedEx MEIA

Posted by Reem Boudraa May 27, 2015 0 Comment

Who’s David Ross? David J. Ross had been the Senior Vice President of FedEx Express, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa operations since August 2011. In February 2015, he was appointed as FedEx President in MEIA. Based in Dubai, David Ross manages over 9,500 team members and is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of corporate […]

6 Great Ways to Recruit an All-Star Team for Your Startup

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan April 16, 2015 0 Comment

It can get difficult to hire the best in the market and build a great team when you’re a startup, mostly due to budget and resource constraints. But who said attracting top talent was solely based on your compensation packages? Building a brand as an employer of choice and creating a workplace that is fair […]

How to Recruit Senior Talent Online

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan March 25, 2015 0 Comment

Finding senior executive talent is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. It only takes one visionary – one great hire – to make all the difference in your company. Unfortunately, this is no simple feat and it can take time and effort to find the perfect candidate. Thanks to the power of online […]

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