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Monday, November 16

12:00 GMT+04

Employment Law in the UAE: The Essential Know-How for HR Professionals
The session will cover the essential and burning legal issues that all HR professionals operating in the UAE and wider GCC region must be aware of.  During the session Luke shall discuss the crucial risk areas of the employment relationship.  How recruiting, managing and dismissing employees in accordance with the UAE labour laws work and the key local and international compliance issues you need to be aware of. The session will include real-life examples of how the UAE and GCC Labour Laws impact on employers on a day to day basis.

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Luke Tapp

Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP
Luke Tapp is a Senior Associate for Pinsent Masons (Dubai office) and leads the firm's UAE and Middle East employment practice.  Luke’s non-contentious practice includes preparing handbooks and senior executive agreements, assisting with cross-jurisdictional secondments, senior... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 12:00 - 12:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 1

13:00 GMT+04

10 Killer Interview Questions to Differentiate Top Talent from the Pool
Behavioural interviewing technique (e.g. describing a situation, one’s action and subsequent outcome) is a popular competency-based model used by many companies over decades. Pejman will discuss the limitations of this technique in the face of 21st century workplace complexities and over-saturation of highly competent applicants, especially the millennials. You will then learn about a fast-paced hybrid model of competency-personality assessment to be used for any interviewing situations. Finally, a sample of 10 questions that were used in over 200 job interviews will be presented as a take away for participants to be used at their organisations.

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Pejman Azarmina

Founder, Thinkocrats
Dr. Pejman Azarmina is the Founder of Thinkocrats, a US-based Leadership Development think tank with a mission to develop the next generation of thoughtful leaders. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Medical Director at Pfizer and a Research Fellow and Analyst at UCL and NHS. He... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 13:00 - 13:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

15:15 GMT+04

Transform Recruitment with Developing Employee Advocates
Employee advocacy can transform your recruiting efforts. By empowering your employees to share their stories – and yours - and connect with talent, you can reach and influence candidates far beyond traditional recruitment and marketing efforts. How do you start? What stories do you share? What are the key steps to doing this? This session provides practical steps to building an advocacy programme for organisations of all sizes. You will leave with key insights into the power of employee advocacy and practical steps to implementing.

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Henry Davies

Communications Consultant, 106 Communications
Henry Davies is the founder of 106 Communications, an award-winning communications business focused on helping to engage employees and build reputation from the inside out. He has recently worked with organisations such as Accenture, Petrofac, State Street, RBS and Bechtel, on a range... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 15:15 - 16:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3
Tuesday, November 17

10:00 GMT+04

Labour Law Clinic: Key Legal Issues in the UAE, Qatar, and East Africa

This seminar will cover the most common challenges facing employers in several key jurisdictions in the Middle East and Africa, and will offer guidance on practical solutions and ways to avoid pitfalls. The session will be a combination of short presentations, and an inter-active discussion and questions from the delegates regarding the relevant jurisdictions. Bring your most pressing labour law questions and get an expert advice from our speakers. 

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Sara Khoja

Partner, Clyde & Co
Sara joined the Dubai office in January 2008 establishing the employment team, prior to which she practised employment law in London for six years. She has a focus on multijurisdictional projects and advising employers within the insurance, infrastructure, TMT, hospitality, retail... Read More →
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Sonal Sejpal

Director, Anjarwalla & Khanna
Sonal has been a full-time Director with Anjarwalla & Khanna, a leading law firm in Kenya, for over 15 years.  Prior to joining Anjarwalla & Khanna, Sonal worked at Franks Charlesly & Co. in London for 11 years (6 of those as a partner).  She is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 10:00 - 10:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

11:00 GMT+04

Using Strength-Based Assessments to Identify, Select and Develop Talent

This session will introduce Strength-based Assessment and its value add in identifying, selecting and developing talent in your organisation. Learn how it works and explore options for this emerging way of assessing talent. The seminar will help you understand what a strength-based approach is and how it is different from other approaches. You will also learn how to compare it to competency based approaches as well as the advantages and limitations of the strength-based approach. Attend this session to find out how you can implement a strength-based approach in your organisation to work alongside your standard and competency based frameworks. You will also discover how to use internet and technology to support and enable such types of approaches.

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David Barrett

Managing Director, cut-e
David is a business focused occupational psychologist working with clients across a spectrum of challenges from large scale international psychometric, assessment, development and performance management projects to competency based development and executive coaching for entrepreneurial... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 11:00 - 11:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 1

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