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Monday, November 16

10:00 GMT+04

Achieve Nationalisation Through an Integrated Talent Management Approach
Nationalisation is taking on more significance than ever in terms of trying to increase the ratio of Nationals to expatriates. This session will outline not only the great benefits that Nationalisation can achieve, but also how a joined up and integrated talent management approach is essential. This includes linking talent mapping, successional planning (with integrated Nationalisation targets) and subsequent development plans in order to help achieve Nationalisation in both an efficient and sustainable way, whilst at the same time ensuring capability risks are mitigated.

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Phineas Johnston

Talent Manager, BAE Systems
Phin currently leads the Talent Management Team for BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia. He has worked for a variety of multi-national companies and different industries including Tesco (British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer with more than 500,000 colleagues spread... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 10:00 - 10:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

14:15 GMT+04

Implementing a Robust Performance Management System - Sweets of Oman's Story
Sponsored by Halogen Software

The presentation will showcase the journey of Sweets of Oman in implementing a robust performance management system. The seminar will discuss the step by step activities which were undertaken to roll out the system and challenges and issues faced while implementing them.The key takeaway would be a clear step by step roadmap on implementing a robust performance management system in an organisation. 

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Sukumar Balakrishna

General Manager, Sweets of Oman
S. Balakrishna holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Post Graduate in Industrial Engineering.  He has worked with Cadbury India Limited for about 12 years holding various positions in Sales and Marketing including Marketing Manager and National Sales Manager.  He has... Read More →
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Venkatesh Palakkad

Principal Consultant and Business Head, MPower-HR
A Middle East based HR Consultant for the last 15 years. Heads MPower HR an HR consulting firm based out of Muscat, Oman. The firm represents several renowned HR Service Providers like Halogen Software, Harrison Assessments etc. He was awarded the Global HR Leadership Award by the... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 14:15 - 15:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

16:15 GMT+04

Maximising Your Talent in Global Multinational Organisations
We often here that our people are our best asset, yet many organisations fail to identify, develop, progress, retain and attract their talent. This session will outline how you can manage talent through times of economic downturn and be better positioned for when the market improves. You will learn how talent management adds value to any business and why it cannot only be undertaken in the ‘good times’. You will explore the important linkage of talent management to recruitment, learning and development, and performance management.

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Stuart Jenner

Executive GM – People Capabilities, Emeco Group
Stuart originally commenced his career as a Software Engineer and when he was not satisfied with that pathway, he joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an Officer. Involved with aircraft operations, force protection and emergency management, he undertook various strategic... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 16:15 - 17:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 2
Tuesday, November 17

14:15 GMT+04

Effective Talent Management Strategies To Facilitate Organisational Change
In 2010, Cafcass was declared ‘not fit for purpose’ by the Public Accounts Committee; high sickness rates, low compliance from staff and ineffective use of technology was crippling the organisation. Four years later, following its first national inspection by Ofsted, Cafcass has been assessed as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ national leadership. Discover how the transformation took place by creating an innovative, engaged organisation that strives for continuous improvement and by adapting organisational culture to build trust, self-regulation and increase productivity. Talent was critical in ensuring that the organisation has the ongoing capability and capacity to adapt to changing future contexts.

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Jabbar Sardar

Director of HR & OD, Cafcass
Jabbar joined Cafcass in October 2006 and is responsible for the HR, Organisational Development, Health, Safety & Wellbeing and Legal functions. Over the past 8 years, Jabbar has been instrumental in transforming the way in which the organisation delivers its services and develops... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 14:15 - 15:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

16:15 GMT+04

Why Your Top Talent Leave and How to Retain Them
There is an ongoing battle between attraction and attrition. Money can help to attract top talent but to retain a motivated, committed and dedicated workforce is a completely different challenge. The direct cost of losing one employee varies between 6-9 months’ salary, and the performance of the newly hired can’t be guaranteed. Organisations need to implement key retention strategies to be imbedded in its DNA before starting the attraction efforts. This presentation will cover retention techniques, communication cycles and market challenges. You will learn how to build a dynamic work environment that encourages recognition and feedback.

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Ahmed Salama

Head of Human Resources UAE, Carrier
Ahmed Salama is the Head of Human Resources for Carrier and Otis in the UAE, which are parts of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a division of United Technologies Corp. Ahmed brings more than 10 years of experience in Human Resources Management in various industries such as manufacturing... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 16:15 - 17:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3
Wednesday, November 18

13:00 GMT+04

Succession Planning Simplified: 7 ‘Must-Know’ Steps in Identifying & Developing Leadership Potential

According to research by The Talent Enterprise, more than 75% of organisational & HR leaders across the region identify succession planning as one of their crucial priorities upto 2020. This ‘must-attend’ session will provide a detailed walk through of the 7 ‘must-know’ steps in assessing and developing talent, managing people risk, identifying leadership potential and future successors. Participants will walk away with practical information which they can implement within their organisations, with resources and case-studies from leading employers in the region. 

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David Jones

Managing Director, The Talent Enterprise
David is a Co-Founder and the Managing Director at The Talent Enterprise. With a background in labour market economics, David has over 23 years of work experience spanning consulting and line HR in Europe & the Middle East. He has recently co-authored a book on the talent landscape... Read More →
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Radhika Punshi

Director of Innovation, The Talent Enterprise
Radhika is the Consulting Director at The Talent Enterprise. As an HR professional and organisational psychologist, she has lived and worked in the GCC region for over 12 years. Her prime focus is on nationalisation and local talent development, with an emphasis on gender and youth... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 13:00 - 13:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 2

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