The UAE Business Partner, shared services and compensation forum was held at the wonderful Raffles hotel in Dubai and I was delighted to be part of an engaging and informative 3 days
The HR function has undergone a process of transformation with varying levels of success. Recognizing the critical linkage between talent management and business success, the HR functions is required to play an increasingly strategic role in achieving business objectives. At the same time, the focus is also on reducing costs from HR service delivery in order to redirect funds to other business imperatives.
The experts had been extremely well selected by Clariden and the format shift from presentations to panel discussions was extremely well structured to the benefit of the attendees
Chairman of the proceedings Ron Thomas CEO of Great Place to Work stated that the rhythm of the whole event was easy to maintain due to the professionalism of all the panel and speakers which makes my job such a joy.
For me there was an interesting shift in each day as we took relatively new topics around HR shared or outsourced services to the more impassioned debates around the regional compensations and benefits issues. I always judge an event by the amount of people engaged and staying around until the end of the sessions and by that measure it was a resounding success