Organisations are facing unprecedented challenges, from concerns about potential trade barriers, Brexit, pressure on oil prices and political uncertainty. This is putting pressure on revenue and profits and creating increasing uncertainty in the minds of executive management and employees. In these times, Human Resources must step up and play a crucial role in driving complex change to support and enhance business performance.
In addition, organisations in the Region are affected by changes specific to the Middle East, particularly in the areas of nationalisation, economic uncertainty and the constraints of organisational culture and management styles. In challenging times people are a means of competitive advantage, in terms of the innovation and creativity they can bring and can help their businesses be more competitive.
This programme will be a stimulating experience for senior HR and business professionals. It is designed to give you a global perspective, knowledge and tools, while identifying how these can be adapted to the specific business culture and style of the Middle East.
While we all know the value that motivated and engaged employees bring to a business, we need to structure an HR strategy that will deliver to the business, while influencing management on the value of people and the critical role of HR. This programme will empower you with the skills and confidence to develop an HR strategy that supports the delivery of your business strategy, showing its potential impact on your business, while being agile to meet evolving needs. In particular, we will show you how to maximise your influence with senior stakeholders and make effective representations of what you and the HR function can bring to the business.
Who Should Attend
The course is aimed at senior HR professionals, non HR professionals who have taken up senior HR roles, and for business unit heads to understand how HR can add value to the business. Typical positions that would be interested in this course are:
- Change management/OD leader
- Head of Learning & Development, Head of Compensation & Benefits, Senior Business Partner
- Business unit head
- HR Director
- Vice President HR
- Senior HR department head
Benefits of Attending
- Understand how the latest trends in HR can be applied to your business
- Align your HR strategy with your business strategy
- Boost your knowledge, experience and confidence in strategic discussions with senior management
- Utilise organisational culture and values as enablers to maximise employee performance
- Integrate the key areas of HR into your strategy and demonstrate how they link with business needs
- Successfully implement and communicate your HR strategy
Tom Raftery has over 40 years experience in senior HR line and consulting roles, working across a wide range of industries and countries, including over 20 years working and living in the Middle East. He works at board level and his areas of expertise are HR strategy and systems, organisation design, reward, change management, leadership development and executive coaching with the emphasis on improving both business and personal performance.
He presently has his own consulting business, which he originally set up in Dubai. Prior to that he was VP HR for the International Division of Arc International based in Dubai, and has worked for such companies at British Aerospace, British Gas and Sedgwick Forbes, as well as consulting companies including Arthur Andersen and Towers Watson.
Tom runs a number of HR related public and in-house training programmes for Informa and he is member of, and certified trainer for, the CIPD and SHRM Tom has a degree in Industrial Sociology from Coventry University and an MBA from Warwick University.
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