Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

As HR departments plan recruitment budgets, L&D programmes and reward incentives for next year, how can reflecting on the past 12 months help inform your HR strategy? Here, top HR professionals look back on their challenges of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Learning how to speak the local language is always a good thing to do when you move to a new country. Personally, I’d recommend learning the basics first. Learn how to greet people and say please and thank you, and really work on your pronunciation, especially when learning people’s names.

Many languages have sounds which are unfamiliar to English speakers and learning how to pronounce your colleague’s name correctly will show that you respect them as a person and a colleague. Have fun with it and encourage everyone to take part in your learning!

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Living and working in the Middle East can be a rewarding experience. Tax-free salaries, learning about new cultures and sharing your professional knowledge are just some of the reasons why expats consider such opportunities. But what else do Middle Eastern companies provide that their Western counterparts could learn from?

The Qatar Foundation has a community support department that focuses solely on developing the community within the organization. There’s a fully staffed gym, weekly excursions, movie nights and cultural events all designed to engage the employee, their families and the surrounding community…
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