Category: Talent

How to hire in the UAE

With so many factors at play, hiring new employees is never going to be an exact science – and that’s precisely why so many businesses admit to getting it wrong. A 2014 CareerBuilder survey found that 41% of employers said that a bad hire in the past year had cost them at least USD 25,000. Hiring is complex, but there are ways to manage it effectively. In this article we look at what you need to know about hiring employees in the UAE and how to do so successfully.

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The experts weigh in: Seven killer questions to use when conducting interviews

A survey by ERE Recruiting Intelligence estimated that each corporate job can attract around 250 CVs and out of those candidates only four to six will be interviewed, until one is selected for the position. So how do you get to that one, right person? Let’s be honest, gut feeling. And that comes through getting the type of information that will help your gut make the right call. Start with these seven questions. 

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Five skills every Dubai startup founder needs to develop

Dubai is a global hot-spot for startups, buzzing with business activity of every kind. Everything is working to support the entrepreneur in this vibrant city. It is tax free, has world-class infrastructure, and is ideally positioned for international trade. What’s more, economic growth is going to significantly pick up in the next four years in part due to the World Expo 2020 being hosted here. As such, you would be hard-pressed to find a better city that can offer so many opportunities and advantages to get ahead, whichever sector you specialise in. However, understanding the environment is key, and so here we take a look at five essential skills every entrepreneur in Dubai must apply to be successful.

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The top 7 traits of incredibly unsuccessful people

It can be easy to spot a winning personality, someone with drive, charisma and all the qualities that people warm to in both business and life in general. However, what about the other side, what about those people who are repeatedly unsuccessful? We have to ask ourselves, is their behaviour leading to failure, is the way they act the poison in the water of their business dealings?

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What is “silent leadership” and can it work for you?

The business world is full of stories of bold, brash CEOs – from Henry Ford right through to Steve Jobs – leading companies with an iron fist and getting results through high-pressure tactics and a sizeable ruthless streak. But there’s also a leadership style that takes a much softer approach, and it’s often referred to as “silent leadership”. Let’s take a look.

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If you want to grow your company, you need to hire

If you want to build a business that leaves a mark on this world, that lifts you up to true entrepreneurial greatness (and that makes you a rich individual in the process), you won’t be getting there alone. A team is needed. You need to build, and you need to have that “teamwork” mindset from day one.

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How to properly screen job candidates

A recent CareerBuilder survey highlighted just how fraught with danger the recruitment process can be in the modern age, pointing out that almost two-thirds of the working population have embellished their skill set. But that’s not all: over half had exaggerated their level of responsibility, with a third lying about their job title and one-fifth of those surveyed claiming to have received awards and accolades they did not receive.

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