Maximise employee happiness for workplace success

How to maximise employee happiness for workplace success

The modern workplace is changing, with technology, inclusivity, and employee satisfaction at the forefront

UAE private sector companies must increase Emirati staff by 1% every six months

The new mechanism does not amend the annual targets, which require companies with 50 employees or more to achieve a 2 per cent increase in Emiratisation by end of the year

Bosses can ask employees to work overtime up to two hours a day

An employee’s total working hours should not cross 144 every three weeks

Twitter head of France quits, says ‘it’s over’ in staff exodus

Damien Viel had led the region for about seven years

UAE announces National Day holidays for private, public sectors

Employees will get a long weekend, starting Thursday, December 1

How mental health at workplaces must be addressed in the new normal

Businesses that aren’t doing enough to re-think their mental well-being strategies, do so at their own peril

FY 2022-23: Dubai's Emirates records $1.2bn in half-year net profit

FY 2022-23: Dubai’s Emirates records $1.2bn in half-year net profit

The group’s revenue stood at $15.3bn for the first six months of 2022-23, up 128 per cent from $6.7bn last year


Twitter tells staff there aren’t plans for companywide layoffs

Twitter General Counsel Sean Edgett warned workers to expect “tons of public rumours and speculation” as the closing of the deal nears

Alan’s corner: Situational leadership

As leaders, we have to treat each and every task we set for our people as being different

Ramadan crescent

Eid Al Adha 2022: UAE announces holidays for federal govt, private sector employees

The first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on Saturday, July 9


Netflix fires another 300 employees in latest round of cuts

The job losses are across the company, with most affected workers based in the US

Elon Musk sells $6.9bn of Tesla shares, first since April

Elon Musk says Tesla’s total headcount will rise despite cuts

Shares of the automaker slumped more than 9 per cent on Friday after news of the job cuts emerged

Dubai-based ride sharing firm Swvl to slash headcount by a third

The reductions will focus on roles that have been automated by investments in engineering and product and support functions

Apple’s Chart-Topping Run Gets a Boost From Retail Investors

Apple delays plan to have workers in office three days a week

The company is still expecting workers to come to the office two days per week


Airbnb says employees can work remotely forever

Airbnb employees who work in lower cost-of-living areas won’t see their compensation change

Citi to sell its consumer unit in Bahrain to Ahli United Bank

The transaction includes Citigroup’s retail-banking, credit-card and unsecured-lending businesses

How to enable proximity triggers to work

Start by identifying the character you want to emulate

Mental wellbeing is key to ensuring a productive workforce. Here’s why

The pandemic has triggered a broader deliberation on holistic wellbeing, including mental health

Five-year visas announced for employees of global companies based in Dubai

The directive was announced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, on Tuesday

Explainer: Has hybrid working taken off in the GCC?

The types of roles that can be performed at 100 per cent remote mode are going to be more limited, opines Christos Adamantiadis, CEO, Marsh Middle East and Africa

Emirates Dubai Airport

Dubai’s Emirates Group reports $1.6bn half-year net loss

The group’s revenue totaled Dhs24.7bn for the first six months of 2021-22

Expo 2020 Dubai

UAE federal govt employees granted 6 days leave to visit Expo 2020

The six-month long event will run from October 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed grants ministry employees 8 days of leave to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

The six-month long event will run from October 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022

Why prioritising ongoing skills development is a vital prelude to growing the business

Building a skills development culture can help you attract and retain valued talent

Boardroom connection: How to best manage family members

There are a few steps family boards can embrace for the long-term success

UAE’s midday work ban ends on September 15

The ban prohibits outdoor labour work between 12.30pm and 3pm

The hybrid work revolution is already transforming economies

Hybrid working also has the potential to encourage a more diverse range of people into the workforce

UAE: Unvaccinated federal govt staff to undergo PCR test every 48 hours

The new directive will come into effect from August 29

How an agitated state of mind leads to decreased productivity

With communication exponentially rising, managers end up discussing work, rather than focusing on doing work

Saudi Arabia’s jobless rate drops to lowest level since 2016

The jobless rate fell to 11.7 per cent, down from 12.6 per cent in the last three months of 2020