Other topics

February 2021 Spotlight: Sajini Ayer Learning & Development Manager for Al Bukhatir Group

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East.The words that best describe me are passionate, creative and adventurous. I am from India and have been living in the UAE for about six years now. My expertise lies in learning and  development, organization development and employee engagement.…

Welcome to 2021

What a year we all have had in 2020. The beginning of last year saw the Middle East in comfortable growth mode, tourism flourishing, the plans for Expo 2020 on track and economies stable. Then with no warning, in March we were all suddenly faced with what we thought was…

Ph.D. by Prior Publication: Khuram Amin

Ph.D. by Prior Publication is also known by other titles such as Ph.D. by Portfolio, Published Works, Published Papers, and sometimes even Ph.D. under Special Regulations. This type of degree is awarded to a candidate who has already published substantial work which could be recognized by the University equivalent to…

Spotlight: Where Are You Now? Joanna Dawson

You’ve moved on from the UAE and we’d love to hear of your journey. Tell us about your experience, what prompted your move? The key driver for moving back from the UK was to spend time with my father who was in the    latter stages of battling Parkinson’s disease.…

January Spotlight: Sarah Christensen CEO Christensen Consultancy Dubai

1.Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East I arrived fresh faced and ready for an adventure in the Middle East, 8.5 years ago. I had been working as an Occupational Psychologist in the UK for the past 9 years and was thoroughly fed up of…

December Spotlight: Priya Vijayakumar Credibiz Consultants

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East.Moving to the Middle East was never part of the plan but looking back I am glad it transpired that way. I arrived 22 years back, right at the cusp of an economic boom, to a region that was…

November Spotlight on Paula Jane Cox

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East. My career started in a sales / commercial background, predominately in Magazine Publishing. I tripped into ‘’Sales training’’ back in 1999 by helping a friend with a training company, I was instantly hooked! Over the last twenty plus…

THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE

Back in the day, people talked about “Knowledge is power” and held this knowledge close to their chests. Based on the premise that “I know something you don’t” and I am thus, more powerful. Their mantra, soon died a silent death. With the advent of the Internet the paradigm changed.…

Simple Steps To Being Noticed By Applicant Tracking Systems Gaj Ravichandra

The most important technical tips to pay attention to are: Keywords: since ATS solutions operate by scanning a document for words and phrases which are relevant to the job description, it’s important to tailor the keywords within your resumé to the job you are applying for. If you are applying…

A Self-Reflective Tool for Gauging the Impact of 10 Key Dimensions of Health and Well-being on Professionals in the Digital Murad S Murza

Progressive organizations are increasingly gaining sensitivity to the health and wellbeing of their workforce with mental health coming to the forefront as a substantial concern in recent times since conventional focus used to be on providing support and coverage for physical ailments.  A key driver of deteriorating mental health is…

September Spotlight: Heyam Farrington

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East.I am an accomplished, versatile HR Strategic Professional and Educator with a passion for both innovation and education to bring impactful change. With a broad range of international "C" level contacts across Industries, I am collaborative, open and transparent…

What is Your Approach to Successful Talent Management in the Digital Age? Murad Salman Mirza

Discovering the Recipe to Attain/Maintain the ‘Employer of Choice’ Status) There is no greater debt on an organization’s conscience than underutilized talent, therefore, the best way for assuring/ensuring success in the ‘war for talent’ is by taking efficient and effective measures during the ‘peace in talent’.  However, inducting and maintaining…