Employee Relation


Who Should HR Side With?

This question has been bothering me for a while – I even started this article back in 2013, but couldn’t publish it as I haven’t found an answer that satisfies me – , I have seen companies where the HR is more on the Management/CEO side, where anything that comes from […]


Data Collection in HR

The Human Resources department collects a large amount of sensitive data from its employees. The organization needs to collect HR data for a number of reasons, some include: Legal requirements: To prove that the organization is hiring at an equal opportunity standard, also, to ensure that and prove that any […]


Rights Within the Employment Relationship

Any employee in the organization has his/her own rights within the employment relationship; there are different factors –both internal and external – that impact that relationship. Some include: Internal Factors: Grievances: It is any/all issues that the employee has with his/her superiors. Disciplinary: Any negative action made towards the employee […]


Corporate Social Responsibility

I had the good fortune of growing up in Jubail Industrial City, my father was working for Sabic, and in Jubail, Sabic has done a wonderful job educating the community in the part an organization plays in the community, whether it is a campaign to clean the beach, or a […]


Termination of Employment

Dismissals are always a touchy subject, and must be handled very delicately. There are fair and unfair dismissals, which are as follows: Fair dismissals: there are 5 potentially fair reasons for dismissals which are: Capability: if the employee is proven to be incapable to perform the work he/she agreed to […]


Work/life Balance

Work/life balance is an important aspect for an employee, it is very important to make a clear distinction between life and work, anyone that doesn’t usually faces symptoms of stress and might even lead them to burnout, and that is due to the fact that if someone doesn’t take the […]


Should HR be Outsourced? 2

There are situations where outsourcing can be considered as an option, but generally, it is not suggested and this is why: The Human Resources function is an important department that supports the organization in meeting its goals and objectives in many ways: The Human Resources department sets the policies and […]


Employee Engagement 1

This has been a pretty hot topic in the region for some time now, a lot of companies have started to measure their employees engagement with the organization. It is also one of the most important tools for organizations to tackle the Employee Retention issue. I have experienced both sides of this, […]


Exit Interviews

Previously I have talked about the resignation, an important part of that process is the Exit Interview. Exit interviews are usually conducted with the resigning employee, and it is done just before they their last working day. From the employer’s point of view, the main goal of the exit interview […]


The Resignation

It is always unfortunate to see employees from your company resign. But it is a fact that there are always people on the move. The process usually starts with the HR department receiving the resignation from either the employee or the employee’s department, an exit interview is scheduled (sometimes its a 360 exit interview) -I will […]