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Attracting talent in the Middle Eastern job market

In modern Middle Eastern workplaces, attracting the right talent is more important than ever. The competition for great candidates continues to heat up, with the flame fanned by Dubai Expo 2020 on the horizon, reformed visa processes for expats and an emphasis on encouraging the Emirati talent pipeline. As a result, companies are now going

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How to encourage the uptake of flexible working

With fluid hours, working from home and general adaptability in the workplace on the rise, there’s no doubt that flexible working is well and truly part of modern business. Conditions like coming into the office late or leaving early to do the school run, unlimited holiday allowances and remote working are becoming increasingly stock standard

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‘Are you okay?’: Addressing mental health at work

If someone ever hobbled into the office on crutches, leg wrapped in a cast, no-one would hesitate to ask, ‘are you okay?’. However, if a colleague started to act out of the ordinary, perhaps becoming more tearful, irritable or angry, or their productivity started to drop, would you ask the same question? With the stigma

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Five ways to better office design

As wellbeing continues to dominate discussions in the workplace, attention is now being placed on the importance of where you physically work – the office environment in which you spend eight hours or more in every day. Office design is arguably one of the biggest contributors to overall employee wellbeing, affecting productivity and happiness. 2015

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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 webonboarding found that over a third of 4000 UK workers surveyed had a ‘serious problem’ between accepting an offer and starting their new role. What’s more, 36% didn’t have the basic equipment they needed on their first day, and 56%

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Are your mental health initiatives up to scratch?

Tiger’s recent candidate survey has revealed that up to a third of support staff don’t receive appropriate assistance for managing stress in the workplace, demonstrating a significant gap in the mental health initiatives for EAs, PAs and administrative staff. We found that 30% of respondents’ employers provided no support or advice regarding relieving stress at

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What can a recruitment agency do for your business?

Recruiting the perfect candidate can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Between advertising, filtering through CVs, organising interviews and going through any referencing, it can be a time-consuming and labour-intensive process. This is where an employment agency or recruitment agency can help. Whether you’re recruiting for temporary or permanent roles, they can

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How to conduct staff appraisals in private households

In private households, formal processes such as staff appraisals can often be neglected. However, as the private staffing industry becomes increasingly structured, with extensive experience and training required, initiatives such as performance reviews should be considered by chiefs of staff and house managers. For senior private PAs, house managers or chiefs of staff, it’s not

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What to look for in a secretary

Is your administrative function in need of extra assistance? Perhaps it’s time to consider hiring a secretary. A secretary can prove indispensable to any administrative team, assisting with tasks such as filing, photocopying, binding and scanning of important company documentation; answering calls and supporting the facilities function of any business. However, it can expand beyond

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Five ways to include support staff in your learning and development policies

Establishing and encouraging a culture of learning is one of most important elements of any business. Providing opportunities for employees to develop their knowledge and skills can increase morale, motivation, engagement and productivity, encourages a growth mindset and result in stronger business outcomes. However, it’s important to consider every employee in your policies, including your

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