Editor-in-Chief of the Emarat Al Youm newspaper, Sami Al Reyami, cited confidence in official communication as the most effective element in delivering messages to the public.
EMPWR, a UAE-based digital media agency dedicated to mental health, and an authority in mental health research in the region, is an exclusive mental health partner for WAMDA and Microsoft for startups, to create and publish a research report on the mental health challenges and wellbeing of entrepreneurs due to Covid-19 in the MENA region.
The global Covid-19 pandemic has shaken nearly all industries, but the retail sector was hit particularly hard by the measures put in place by governments to curb the spread of coronavirus. Travel and mobility restrictions and lockdowns meant malls and brick-and-mortar retail destinations were devoid of consumers for several months since early 2020 in many parts of the world.
With the due date for adherence to Dubai Tourism’s sustainability mandate approaching fast, Dr. Linen - the eco-friendly range of products created by Rent-A-Towel, a Dubai based company providing end-to-end linen management solutions - has laid out the roadmap to help hoteliers meet the guidelines swiftly.
The Continental Group, a leading insurance intermediary, and financial services solutions provider in the GCC region, has launched a podcast, aimed at creating awareness among those wishing to secure their financial future. ‘The Dollars, Dirhams and Our Two Financial Cents’ podcast series has been designed to share advice and tips on current trends - from experts on wealth creation, planning and preservation - with anyone who wants to be more financially savvy.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt lives everywhere, the operating environment today is more volatile than ever. Repeated waves of infection, new virus variants, ever-evolving government lockdown regulations, an unsteady supply chain, cash flow concerns, market declines and work disruption have become the grim reality for the average medium business.
Non-compliance with labour and tax legislation/regulations (such as paying employees accurately and on time after calculating statutory contributions/deductions) might have a financial impact – such as paying penalties. This can also impact staff morale and adversely affect your organisation’s productivity.
With economies reopening, businesses are coming to terms with the lasting impact of the global pandemic, on their workplaces. A global Gartner HR survey, released when the pandemic began, found that 88% of organizations had supported ‘work-from-home’ policies, which empowered employee productivity, while prioritizing their health and safety. Post-pandemic, this emphasis on employee engagement has become even more pronounced, with a recent Gallup study linking it to 17% higher productivity, and 21% increase in profitability.