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Four things you should be including in your graduate onboarding process

Onboarding can make or break an employee’s experience when starting a new role. Research by Gallup found that only 12% of “employees strongly agree their workplace does a great job of onboarding new employees.” [1] Considering a great onboarding experience can improve employee retention rates by 82%, neglecting this process can be both costly and

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Three ways an office manager can help in the onboarding process

When it comes to onboarding new employees, the office manager’s job description isn’t just about setting up a new starter’s computer, phone and official documents. As you’re in the unique position of working across all departments, you can also play an integral role in the successful onboarding of new employees through more informal means. We

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A comprehensive guide to onboarding virtually for the first time

Onboarding staff is one of the most integral stages to the recruitment process. As you know, carrying out comprehensive and effective onboarding ensures that your employees will have the best possible chance of successfully integrating into their new role, team and company. Conversely, poor onboarding may impact turnover, staff morale and training which can prove

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A guide to Emiratisation

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced plans to activate Article 14 of the UAE Labour Law, which mandates the prioritising of Emiratis over expats in the hiring process. While Emiratisation has existed for over a decade, this renewed emphasis on hiring locally aims to increase the number of Emiratis in

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How to stay active when it’s too hot outside the office

Unlike other cities in the world, staying active during the work day can seem impossible in Dubai during the summer months. With average temperatures during the day nudging 40°C, it’s not the ideal environment in which to take a walk around the block to get your legs moving after sitting at your desk all day,

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