With social distancing protocols and redefined workplace policies being strictly laid down by governments unanimously across the globe, the novel CoronaVirus is changing the landscape of recruitment and how we work. The need to quickly adapt or go extinct is, in a way, allowing organizations to make significant social experiments of work-from-home, thinking out ofRead More.
Some companies that were “ready to roll” when the Covid-19 lockdown was introduced could move their business strategies forward as they’d already invested in the necessary platforms, solutions and skills. As a result, they were able to adapt products and services faster than those who didn’t. However, many hadn’t, and the repercussions were and are,Read More.
A little over three months ago, along with the rest of the world, we watched in disbelief as COVID-19 took hold and changed our lives as we knew it. Despite the tragedy and uncertainty, a strong undercurrent of hope ran parallel as individuals and communities responded with empathy, strength and cooperation. Businesses took fast actionRead More.
The buzzwords these days are ‘accelerated digitisation’ and ‘digitalisation’. Therefore it becomes easy to understand, why so many people are apprehensive about the tech-driven process of integrating AI with the human workforce. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the job market during these times of the novel Coronavirus, one thing is clear though, and that is contraryRead More.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed fault lines, fissures and fragilities in societies and economies across the globe, unanimously. And, in that, the Arab coalition is no exception. Because of the novel pandemic, the regional economy has obviously suffered multiple shocks such as sharp declines in oil prices, remittances and tourism. With due diligence to theRead More.
There is no denying that COVID-19 has reshaped the way we live and work. Many organisations might be rearranging initiatives, with much uncertainty over which particular avenues of/or digitisation and digitalisation, should they be focussing on. Meanwhile, analysts are struggling to keep pace with the pandemic’s impact on economies, sectors and firms. The one thingRead More.
Despite the ravages of 2020, on businesses and professionals globally, one cannot negate that there have been constant learnings that have emerged from the pandemic. And as professionals re-engage post-quarantine into a world that they have grown less familiar with, organizations are leveraging ‘the learnings’ from the last year to reinvent, reshape, and reimagine howRead More.
According to an IBM Global Human Capital Study, over 75 percent of the respondents identified building leadership talent as their current and most significant capabilities challenge. Leaders today sometimes appear to be an endangered species. The second most important capacity-building challenge facing organizations in this study was fostering a culture that supports learning and development.Read More.
There is no denying that the dawn of 2021 ushers a renewed sense of hope and optimism. At the cusp of this annual transition, we pause to reflect on 2020 and are awestruck at how one person’s choice of lunch triggered a global domino effect with unprecedented ramifications, one that affected the entire breadth ofRead More.
Everything is different, and yet the same, business operations have changed beyond recognition with most employees working from home in a transition that happened almost overnight. Stretched team-mates and employees have been challenged to rapidly deploy robust remote working facilities to maintain productivity while most HR professionals are re-writing the ‘pandemic playbook’ as they goRead More.