The Mini-MBA Strategic Operations Business Executive (SOBE) is equivalent to an MBA level course taught at American Universities and modified to provide participants with the most up-to-date tools. Successful completion of the course makes you a Certified Strategic Operations Business Executive.
Interview with Jonathan Lavender about Qatarization
Jonathan Lavender shares his views on Qatarization
- What is the impact of legal framework related to Qatarization on the organizations?
Increased pressures on the organisation to fulfil specific roles with nationals where there is often a talent shortage, leading to price-wage inflation for the limited talent available. Forced nationalisation policies that can result in underperforming staff and a feeling of impunity amongst certain staff which negatively impacts the organisational culture as a whole.
- What kind of long term retention strategies be implemented by an organization to retain its Qatari talent?
The organisation needs to shed its disposable labour legacy and move towards a strategy of employee development, career growth, engagement and retention. The organisational leadership needs to realise that the future of the organisation lies in the hands of the Gen Y new millennials and that legacy frameworks, employee practices and organisational cultural norms need to be broken and reformed.
- What are the elements of successful induction?
There are many models to follow and we discuss some of these in the workshop, but what matters is that new employees are rapidly integrated into the organisation and are capable of being productive as soon as possible
- What kind of HR policies are required by an organization to successfully manage the Qatari talent?
The same as with any other employee – policies that are fair, equitable, reflect the values and culture of the organisation and protect both the employer and employee from legal and financial risk.
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HR Oman Summit
Themed as "Connecting People to Change", the HR Oman Summit has emerged as a platform for HR Leaders & Experts in the region to Discuss, Develop, Drive the National Priority of Human Resource Development through Leadership Development & Excellence building.
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An interview with Hamdah Said Al Shamsi, Acting General Manager, Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI)
Hamdah Said Al Shamsi has wide experience in the field of finance and management along with more than 25 years of leadership experience with the Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) where she held various roles and with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is also a contributing editor to several major magazines and newspapers in Oman. Mrs Al Shamsi has authored four books. Ms Shamsi is also a speaker and an active member of Toastmasters International in Oman.
Bottling Success: An Interview with Dalila Safir
Ms Dalila Safir possesses more than 15 years of experience in HR and Communication. Throughout her career, she has held different roles in the HR function, in multinationals organization, including Alcan (Aluminium and Packaging), where she spent 10 years. She holds a Master and Post Master Degree in HR & Communication from University Paris IV Sorbonne and a Master in NLP Coaching from Mindbrige. She also teaches HR Marketing and HR Management at the University of La Sorbonne Abu Dhabi.Ms Safir is currently the HR Director for Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company where she has implemented a novel HR strategy structured around 3 main pillars Alignment-Capability-Engagement to support the Group vision to become a world class bottling operation.
The Rules of Employee Engagement
Take a look at the infographic talking about "The Rules of Employee Engagement"