Join CIPD hosts as we explore the future of work, today’s workplaces and people management. In each episode, we sit down with matter experts, business leaders, HR and L&D practitioners to get their perspectives and ideas on everything from workforce trends, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing, employee voice, HR analytics and a whole lot more. You will also learn from case studies in the Middle East as we debate practices and approaches.

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Latest podcasts

CIPD Middle East Podcast 2: Fear detox - how to build resilience for you and your teams

Date: 14/04/2020 | Duration: 00:26:46

Coping with the switch to working day-after-day from home is a new challenge. Not only do employees have to adapt to constantly shifting priorities but, with juggling responsibilities, resilience is put to the test. Presented by performance coach and award-winning radio show host Anna Roberts, this podcast provides strategies to help build resilience, manage anxiety and enhance productivity in these challenging times.

  • Resilience: What is it, and how can you build it?
  • Understand limiting beliefs and overcome them
  • Learn how fear comes into play at work and what you can do about it
  • Access easy-to-implement strategies on how to gain clarity on goals and remain accountable
  • Develop a different mindset is essential to making a long-lasting change
  • Leverage this time to create the Best Version of Yourself at and outside of work through a practical framework you can use for you and your teams

CIPD Middle East Podcast 1: UAE labour law implications of COVID 19

Date: 23/03/2020 | Duration: 00:41:01

As businesses globally are disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, many questions arise – in particular in the UAE, where the labour law can seem challenging to navigate.

  • Should time off be paid or unpaid?
  • What does the law say about remote working?
  • Is reducing employees’ salaries legal?
  • What are an employer’s health & safety obligations?
  • In the event of a salary reduction, can we protect the gratuity accumulated until then?
  • If an employer tells all of its employees that someone contracted COVID-19, could it lead to a successful defamation claim?
  • What about data protection?

These are the questions that Samantha Ellaby, Senior Associate at Clyde & Co answers in this information-packed episode.

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