Thought Leader Interview: Qasim Sharif, Regional Director of Finance for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Middle East, Africa, and Europe

Tell us about yourself, your background and your journey to your current role. With my Pakistani background, there have never been a lot of figures to look up to in the hospitality industry. So, when I decided to enrol in the Swiss Hotel School in Leysin, it was a surprise for my whole family. But […]

Training Tip – Completing Performance Appraisals

Why are performance appraisals an important management tool? Performance appraisals communicate organization and department goals, build stronger worker relationships, improve productivity, identify poor/marginal performers, identify the employee’s general training needs and they support HR decisions (promotions, raises etc). For the employee, the benefits of performance appraisals are just as great. Each individual employee’s accomplishments are […]

Ten Effective Employee Retention Strategies for Your Growth

In the fast-paced and competitive landscape of today’s business world, retaining skilled and satisfied employees is more critical than ever. Employee turnover not only disrupts the continuity of operations but also incurs significant costs. Surprisingly, many employers neglect to identify and address the happiness and well-being of their staff, which often leads to high turnover […]

Founder Interview: Romain Gerardin-Fresse, founder of GFK Strategies

Romain Gerardin-Fresse is a former political and diplomatic advisor, and award-winning CEO and attorney. As Founder and CEO of GFK Conseils-Juridis, he provides intergenerational wealth, estate planning, luxury lifestyle management and investment advisory services to High Net Worth individuals, affluent families, royalty and governments. He established his first office in the UAE in 2019 and has recently been named […]