Issue 6, April 2010 – Human Capital and Talent Management

Issue 6, April 2010 - Human Capital and Talent Management

Articles

Non-family Executives in the Family Business

Non-family Executives in Family Businesses

Although we would like to think so, it is difficult to transmit values and business ethics from one family generation to another, and one can easily see how building a family governance structure can...

Open Innovation in Family Businesses

Image Source: Pixabay via Pexels A Must or an Oxymoron? In the Arab world, family businesses are the backbone of most economies owing both to their economic contribution and to their socio-political impact. Accordingly, the sustainability...
2012-04-01-family-business-humancapital-talent2

Talent Management in the Middle East

Q&A with Prof. Abbas Ali Talent Management is the process of discovering, deploying, motivating, and energizing the workforce within an organisation to effectively achieve objectives and enhance the competitive position in the marketplace. Best practice...
Chronicles of a Fifth Generation Family Business Member, First Day at Work

Chronicles of a Fifth Generation Family Business Member – First Day at Work

Anees Redha Qamar Sultan, Head of Marketing Development, W. J. Towell & Co. LLC, Oman One of the greatest challenges in human capital management for family businesses is the integration of the next family generation...
Philanthropy Serving the Needs of Family Cohesion

Philanthropy Serving the Needs of Family Cohesion

While many studies refer to the driving role that family businesses play in economic growth and wealth creation, there is also convergence on their regular 'failure' to manage the transition to the third generation....
2010-04-01-family-business-strategy-value2

The Outstanding Value of Family Businesses

Insights from Hussein Shobokshi, Director of SHOBOKSHi Development and Trading The history of family businesses in the Arab world has been a turbulent one. Bearing incredible success stories as well as human tragedies, Arab family...
family-business-governance-wazzan kuwait

Lessons from Kuwait

Interview with Salah Al Wazzan The Nafais Holding Company (KSCC) and its subsidiaries in Kuwait employs more than 2500 people in different areas, ranging across healthcare, education, construction, electronics, retail, financial services and real estate....
talent management

Talent Management in the Middle East

Insights from Inji Abdoun, Head of Corporate Human Resources, EFG Hermes Middle East In the most basic, theoretical terms, Talent Management (TM) is an integration of all the various initiatives, programs and processes that contribute...
human capital

Human Capital Strategy in the Gulf Firms

Challenges and Opportunities Work organisations in the GCC countries have been facing unique and complex challenges around the development and management of human capital for the last three decades. These challenges have been ranging from...
Human Capital Leadership talent

Human Capital Leadership in an Economy Stretched for Talent

Insights from Prof. Shirley Zinn, Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Pretoria While the natural reaction by the vast majority of organisations to difficult economic times is to go into ‘lockdown’ mode...
2010-04-01-family-business-entrepreneurship2

Switch Restaurant – Passion for the Unique

Interview with Deem Al Bassam, Founder of Switch Restaurant When you walk into Switch restaurant, you momentarily forget that you are in Dubai Mall. The س- shaped walls and the Arabic design lighted with bright...
Footsteps of my father, lootah

Following in My Father’s Footsteps

When life is abundant with opportunities and you are motivated by the will to learn and passion to lead, you will reach many achievements. Then, age will not be measured in years, but rather...