Connect with us
Subscribe

Articles

Employee Engagement in Egypt – Course by AHRA & Mr. Ahmed Badr ~ Alexandria

Published

on

Coverage & Photography: Mahmoud Mansi

Employee Engagement, a topic that concerns Egypt very much, not only in the corporate life, but we do lack engagement in many things. This was the opinion of Mr. Ahmed Badr – an HR professional, consultant and business owner – who was giving his course in taking place in Hilton Corniche, Alexandria, on the 23rd of January 2016, in cooperation with AHRA (Alexandria Human Resources Association – www.ahra-eg.org) regarding Organizational Engagement Practices. Mr. Ahmed Badr last visited Alexandria 2 years ago with AHRA talking about Talent Management. His impact was well memorable and functional according to Mr. Moemen Assem – HR Manager at GEMS Academy Alexandria, “When I attend any of his courses I come out knowing what kind of annual plan I will be having for myself and my company. In the Talent Management course – when I used to work in a petroleum company – I started searching for the talents within the organization and highlighted them to the board and managers to invest in them. This led us to a stronger succession plan and conducting effective training programs to the employees. Today’s session highlighted questions marks in my work, and it helped me understand people’s behavior more regarding engagement. What I like most about the instructor is the case-studies he shares with us and how he organizes the ideas in our minds and helps us to plan.”

12626193_10154002743877147_1851409640_n

Mr. Emad Nasr Chairman of AHRA & HR Director of Lecico starts the event by a speech.

In the course Mr. Ahmed highlighted the impact of having disengaged employees on your organization, and how to deal with them. The concept of disengagement is not only directly related to the employee’s awareness towards his or her impact on the company, but it’s directly related to how managers deal with their employees. Mr. Ahmed spoke about the difference between managers who lecture their employees and managers who coach them, and how a manager can be a role model and stand for his or her employees’ rights.

Mr. Moustafa Samir Hamama – Manager of Contracts & Legal Advising & Corporate Affairs at Mobinil, “I implement employee engagement as stressing the importance of contracts and its magnitude, and how our colleagues in Mobinil are also our customers, therefore my employees would know their impact on the entire organization and among competitors too. This is my first time with Mr. Ahmed Badr, and my first time to attend a long course without being distracted. He has the ability to keep his audience focused at all times and well ‘engaged’, and the way he narrates the case-studies made me quite imagine it very well, and visualize the situation.”

12660467_10154002737067147_1666190358_n

Mr. Ahmed Fawzy speaks about employee engagement with disabled employees / Photography: Mohamed El Derwy

Mr. Ahmed Fawzy – AHRA Board Member & Erada Project Manager at Unilever – has a different perspective based on his wide experience in implementing employee engagement with employees with special needs, “My team at work consists of blind employees. The most important step for me to engage them is to win their trust. Some of them are from different cities, and they work with us for this reason. Trust is the most important thing to build between the manager and team. To do this you should be close to your team members and support them even in their personal and psychological problems. Mr. Ahmed Badr perfectly has the gift to deliver the content of the day in a very organized manner, and through empowering the material with true examples that will remain memorable to the audience.”

12674409_10154002743432147_861003711_n

Dr. Ola Samir Hamama – AHRA Board Member & HR Director ESACO – had a very exciting terminology regarding employee engagement, she called it “employee citizenship” and she carries many pieces of advice to employees and managers, “This course is very important because mainly there is no much employee engagement in Egypt. There is withdrawal and indifference, because managers do not focus on the alignment. That’s why employees are away or unaware of the organization’s vision. Some managers are disengaged themselves, and this is according to the system or overall environment of the organization, yet in the end of the day I am still a manager and I am responsible for my employees. If I am a disengaged manager yet I worked hard to make my own team engaged. Through my employees I can become an engaged manager according to the upper management and other managers. If I am an employee in a disengaged environment and there is no hope, I should first define my talents and analyze other opportunities elsewhere. Before leaving my job I should act an as agent of change, I should be proactive and suggest my solutions and practical ideas. If the manager was disengaged this will automatically transfer to me, and a smart manager would notice that and try to resolve the problem before he/she start losing their talented employees. This is a real case, many employees are put in this position, and thus they start working on a low profile, doing only what is needed from them without extra effort, while on the other hand they start taking courses and enhancing their profile, and with the first good opportunity they will leave the company. I have dealt with MR. Ahmed Badr, I have dealt with him before as a consultant. He has high integrity and as a consultant if he was unable to do something he would admit it, and would not give false promises. Therefore he was able to build trust. I think what also makes him special as an instructor that he is a practitioner, he has a diverse profile, he has the know-how, he travelled a lot, and he dealt with different levels of employees, he also has a special legacy.”

12650200_10154002743137147_538396995_n

Ms. Yasmeen El Zouka – HR Coordinator in Lecico – summarizes the day in one direct sentence, “The instructor is knowledgeable, able to deliver using real life examples, he gets attention, and he keeps things interesting, the course is a mind opener and helps in connecting the points, therefore understanding what happens inside the working environment.”

Mr. Ahmed Badr emphasized that engagement is something that also exists in our subconscious minds and it can be implanted in children. As an example he spoke about the “Musical Chairs Game” and how this game builds in the children the concept of there is only one survival, and he gave us another example that the same game is played in Japan but the idea is not to kick a player out, on the contrary the idea is that all 10 players would be able to sit on 9 chairs, then 8, then 7, then 6, and so on, so it is more of a team work rather than a one survival/monopolist game.

Mr. Ahmed Badr also spoke about the different generations and how each generation has a totally different approach regarding management, careers and work, “The problem with HR and management in Egypt is that the manager and the employee are from 2, and sometimes 3 different generations. The newest generation has different goals and needs than ours. Most organizational charts now in organizations are rigid; they do not contain mobility for employees to have more job rotations and quicker promotions. The HR should be ready for welcoming this new generation. I believe that the most suitable chart for the new generation is one that allows employees to grow in a horizontal form and not in the traditional vertical one. Meaning, the fresh graduate can spend some time working in the operations for instance, then the next phase he/she can work in the marketing and so one. This way we will be creating a cross functional career for our employees and give them the change to move horizontally and upwards, like climbing the stairs. If HR could implement this approach I believe the youth will find it much more interesting and they will complete working in the same organization. Another important aspect is that the new generation has learnt to use technology from a very early age, therefore if the organization is not using an up-to-date technology the employees will eventually lose interest in this working environment. Last time I came here, 2 years ago, most of the attendees were my age and beyond, but now most of the attendees are the youth, and this gave me a lot of hope for Egypt’s HR future.”

12650172_10154002737752147_618998262_n

Mr. Ahmed Badr speaks about the difference between generations and how HR directors can adopt and make the best out of this change / Photography: Mohamed El Derwy

Mr. Mohamed El Derwy – Founder of AHRA & the CEO of Target for Recruitment – speaks about AHRA’s activities in 2016, “This course is also useful for employees because it makes them understand the different kinds of stress their manager goes through. Last month AHRA hosted Dr. Khaled Habib, and we are willing to conduct a monthly workshop or a course for the members of AHRA and for any HR professional, line manager, and passionate employee.”

12659810_10154002743572147_1800963788_n

HRs socializing in the coffee break.

About the Instructor: Mr. Ahmed Badr is an internationally certified Organization and Management Development Consultant working in the fields of Organization re-structuring, Management Training and Human Resources Systems Development for companies since 1993.

408306_122663161238226_329049134_n

 AHRA’s Official Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/AHRA-122662534571622/?fref=ts

Articles

How did the International Certification from the HRCI change your career?

Published

on

Testimonials from Certified HR Professionals in the Middle East

Journalism: Menna Hamdy

Mostafa Gallal (PHRi, Egypt) – Recruitment Manager at Al Ezz Dekheila Steel

“The most important thing about the certification content is that it helps us to understand the HR science from a global perspective. In addition, to updating us about the new HR trends.

Most of us don’t practice at work all the HR functions, so it allows me to learn about all the HR functions.

Being certified gave me the opportunity to take a role in many projects, as well as participating in many events that added a real value for me.

My mindset started to think about top management decisions and how I can solve the regular issues that happens between top management and unions. I learnt that when proposing any new idea, I should take into consideration how to apply it in a way that fits my company culture

I would advise HR professionals when approaching their HRCI Certifications content study; to try to understand the practical way of each module, and to get acquainted with the HR Expressions and abbreviations as they are very important; they have to study them very well.”

Ezzddin Malek (SPHRi – PHRi, Egypt) – HR Manager at Misr Capital S.A.E

“I acquired my PHRi and SPHRi certifications in 2017 and it gave me an edge to make 2 steps up in my career from senior HR specialist in 2017 to Head of HR in a multinational company within just 2 years and I was chosen by HRCI to be an exam development panelist since 2018.”

Mina Adel (PHRi, Egypt) – HR Manager at IRAM JEWELRY

“Knowing the latest internationally applied methods of human resource management and being a certified practitioner from the premier human resources certification institute (HRCI) made me qualified to undertake larger tasks and assume advanced responsibilities in the field of human resources”

Mohannad Albashabsheh (SPHRi- PHRi, Jordan) – HR & Training Section Head in JBC

“Practicing HR Professionally is an outstanding responsibility. Being SPHRi certified facilitated for me the knowledge, skills, attitude and resulting power to be successful HR Professional”

Dana Hasan (PHRi, Jordan) – TA, LD Section Head

“I have got my first HRCI certification in 2014, then I got my recertification in 2017 as PHRi. Getting such certification helped me to grow in my HR career, stand as a distinguished HR professional in international and multinational companies. 

One of the main reasons that enabled me to work for big companies and be a business partner is having a professional certification.

I advise each professional: Invest in yourself, strengthen your experience with knowledge”

Mariham Magdy (PHRi, Egypt) – HR, Strategy and Management Consultant & Trainer

“As an HR Trainer & Consultant I believe that one of the most important benefits of the International Certification by the HRCI is how efficiently it builds the mind-set of the HR professionals acquainting them with the technical know-how for HR, spoken and standardized in an international language.

The HRCI exerts sound efforts to provide learners with valuable framework that can help them understand technically correct the processes of the different HR functions.

The HRCI Certification enabled me to understand the HR science from an international perspective, which gave me confidence in my work as an HR practitioner and Trainer.

The knowledge learnt throughout the certifications content designs for us a reliable road-map for the right steps to follow for decision making in HR.

I strongly recommend the certification for each professional aiming to progress his/her career in the HR field. Take a step today that you will thank yourself for it tomorrow”

Continue Reading

Magazine

Interview with Eureka (ICS Learn Student) Customer Service Agent – Qatar Airways

Published

on

Interviewer: Mariham Magdy

1. HR Revolution Middle East: Welcome to HR Revolution Middle East Magazine. It’s a great pleasure to have the opportunity to make this interview with you.

What special recommendations would you share with CIPD students to encourage them to progress in their study?

ICS Learn Student:

Going through a period of change is very challenging and emotionally draining with the end outcome almost always unforeseeable. Everything seems to be unpredictable, but that is okay! Take some time to adapt to this new situation, accept it as positive reinforcement to yourself. Add value to yourself. Break through the situations in life. Continuing to learn will bring you academic and professional value to be the person whom you always want to be.

2- HR Revolution Middle East: How did the online set-up provided by ICS learn supported you to finish your CIPD Certification?

ICS Learn Student:

As a CIPD student, I am very glad that I choose ICS Learn as my platform. The online set-ups are very easy to go through and convenient to manage time. Especially as I am a full-time worker, it is very challenging to manage time for study or attend classes. However, ICS Learn supports you with recorded classes and fast responsive tutor support. That connection always made me feel that I was in a live classroom.

3- HR Revolution Middle East:  To what extent do you believe that the CIPD has helped you to progress on your professional path and opened new doors for different career opportunities?

ICS Learn Student:

CIPD is an internationally recognised professional body. Most employer’s value and recognize the professional certification of CIPD. Being a CIPD Member gives professional values to my CV, especially in the field of Human Resources Management.

4- HR Revolution Middle East: How did your HR practice at your organization changed after acquiring the CIPD certification?

ICS Learn Student:

My organization recognized me as an HR student as I am successfully achieving my professional qualifications with CIPD. I feel more confident as they look at me as someone whom they can rely on professionally at any given task.

5- HR Revolution Middle East: What special support have you received from your Tutors at ICS Learn that evidently helped you to finalize your certification?

ICS Learn Student:

During my study period, the support that I received from all ICS Learn tutors is special. Personalized feedback with regards to any assessments helped to achieve pass grades. I highly appreciate that all my tutors are available to answer or clarify any inquires related to my assignments or theoretical doubts in the one-to-one online chat forum.

6- HR Revolution Middle East: The online administrative support is one of the most important things an online global learner need, how was it flexible to proceed with such important certification through the online platform of ICS Learn?

ICS Learn Student:

ICS Learn is one of the best and most recommended online learning providers. The online admin support is a click away as we all are connected in different time zones in the world. That is very important as an online global learner. They do not only support academically but also technically. As a path connecter to the CIPD body, ICS Learn have a very professional admin team.

7- HR Revolution Middle East: How did your problem-solving techniques changed in dealing with HR challenges after finalizing your CIPD certification?

ICS Learn Student:

As an HR student, a CIPD qualification will enrich you with academic techniques. I have improved lots of skills that are helping me to handle challenges in a patient and professional manner. All the studies are practical scenarios rather than theoretical ones which allows me to improve as an individual and improve my behaviours as a people person.

8- HR Revolution Middle East: What would be your next academic degree in mind after the CIPD?

ICS Learn Student:

I would like to do a master’s degree in Human Resources Management.

9- HR Revolution Middle East: Do you believe HR/L&D professionals shall create communities of practice to encourage one another in finalizing their CIPD certifications and nurture the profession that way?

ICS Learn Student:

Yes, I do believe so. Being connected to a community that is driven by the same goals and targets is encouraging. It also helps to build confidence and practice some of the professional behaviours by supporting each other. Sharing each other’s knowledge and giving feedback and different viewpoints always achieves a better outcome.

10- HR Revolution Middle East: What are the needed competences for an HR professional to excel in his/her CIPD studies?

ICS Learn Student:

The field of HR is dynamic and our ability to process and understand it requires self-motivation. Growing in your job means being receptive to new ideas, wherever they may come from. HR professionals who never stop learning are well-positioned to translate well thought out industry trends and data into actionable insights. CIPD is the perfect gateway to our dream career. They support choosing the right course to up-skill your HR practice and stay motivated remotely.

THANK YOU

Continue Reading

Articles

تعاون بين شباب السودان ومصر لتنظيم النسخة الثامنة لتيدكس ودمدني بالسودان

Published

on

شباب من مصر والسودان يترجموا التعاون بين البلدين الشقيقين في المشاركة في تنظيم النسخة الثامنة لمؤتمر تيدكس ودمدني بالسودان.

يعتبر شهر مارس بكل عام بمدينة ودمدني السودانية شهر مختلف ومتميز وذلك لأنه على مدى 7 أعوام متتالية يشهد على تنظيم حدث لمؤتمر تيدكس العالمي، وجاءت النسخة الثامنة التي كانت بيوم 27 مارس 2021 نسخة متميزة ومنفردة بجمال أفكارها ومشاريعها وتنظيمها الذي تم الأشراف عليه من البلدين الشقيقين، وكانت المشاركات شاملة لكل المجالات التي تهدف لتنمية المجتمع والفرد ونذكر منها:

ياسمين يوسف (جمهورية السودان) تحدثت عن تحديها للإعاقة ووقوفها ضد المجتمع ودفاعها عن حقوقها في التعليم وكيف استطاعت أن تتجاوز كل تلك الصعاب بإرادة قوية حتى تم تسميتها باسم صاحبة الإرادة وتعتبر ياسمين الآن من الشخصيات الملهمة في السودان.

تحدث محمود منسي (جمهورية مصر العربية) على أعادة بناء الدول والمجتمعات بعد الثورات وجاء الموضوع مناسباً للمرحلة التي يمر بها السودان الشقيق وأستطاع محمود إلهام الشباب السوداني لأخذ دور في بناء البلد وذلك بتفاعلهم مع موضوعه.

تحدث كذلك أحمد رجب (جمهورية مصر العربية) على فكرة رقصة التانجو وعلاقتها بالإدارة والقيادة داخل المؤسسات.

وكذلك سها هيكل (جمهورية مصر العربية) وجهت رسالة توعوية للمجتمع لتغير نظرته تجاه الفنيين باعتبارهم شريحة مهمة في المجتمع، وأن محاربة العنصرية والتمييز في شتى مجالات العمل.

بينما وعد عصام (جمهورية مصر العربية) تحدثت عن الصعوبات التي تواجه طلاب الثانويات خصوصاً في تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية وكيفية التغلب عليها بنصائح سهلة بسيطة ومباشرة ووضحت وعد أن اللغة عبارة عن مهارات تكتسب وتمارس.

ياسمين يوسف (جمهورية السودان) تحدثت عن تحديها للإعاقة ووقوفها ضد المجتمع ودفاعها عن حقوقها في التعليم

ومن المشاركين كذلك من البراء عثمان (دولة الأمارات العربية المتحدة) الذي تحدث عن تجربته مع الاكتئاب وكيف استطاع تجاوزه بتوجيه طاقته تجاه ممارسة هوايته وهي الموسيقى وكيف أن ممارسة الموسيقى تساعد على التوازن النفسي.

فاطمة أحمد (جمهورية السودان) التي دعت للمحبة والسلام وتقبل الاّخر لبناء سودان جديد مستعرضة تجربة رواندا.

وكذلك تحدثت ماب خالد (جمهورية السودان) على أهمية التوعية بالعلاج النفسي وتجربتها في إقناع الحكومة لتضمين العلاج النفسي في التأمين الصحي وتوعية المواطنين بالصحة النفسية.

وعن السياحة تحدث بشغف محمد مجذوب (جمهورية السودان) وعن تاريخ السودان الذي يمتد ل 7000 سنة وعن حضارة الفراعنة داعياً الحكومة للترويج للسياحة في السودان معتبرا مؤتمر تيدكس مدني مؤتمراً يساهم في دفع عجلة السياحة بالبلاد وذلك للمشاركة الكبيرة من المتحدثين والجمهور من المناطق المختلفة.

وتحدثت أصغر المشتركات أسيل يوسف (جمهورية السودان) عن إمكانية استغلال الموهبة لمصدر دخل وتنميتها بالممارسة داعية شباب جيلها لحذو طريقها وختمت خنساء سيربال (جمهورية السودان) المؤتمر بحديثها على دور الممرض في المنظومة الطبية.

بالإضافة إلى الإعلامي إيهاب مجدي من مصر معد ومقدم فقرات برنامج المؤتمر، بالمشاركة مع الإعلاميين السودانيين خالد علي وآية عابدين.

وبختام المؤتمر قدم محمود منسي درع الأكاديمية العربية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا والنقل البحري للمنظم د. وائل العائد الذي شكر بدوره الأكاديمية العربية على دورها الكبير في إنجاح المؤتمر باعتبارها الشريك الأساسي وشكرها للمنحة التي تم تقديمها للمؤتمر وقام كذلك بتوجيه الشكر لكل الجهات التي ساهمت في إنجاح المؤتمر:

السيدة مونيكا وحيد، ممثل شركة تاركو للطيران مكتب مدني

HR Revolution Middle East

مجلة ثورة الموارد البشرية لتغطيتها أخبار المؤتمر والمشاركين

المعهد العربي لإعداد القيادات

Panda Pack

Polo Frenzy

BAK

TAM Packs

Fashion 5

ACLS

Consulsat Market Research

Continue Reading

HRCI

HRCI

Recent Posts

Articles5 days ago

How did the International Certification from the HRCI change your career?

Testimonials from Certified HR Professionals in the Middle East Journalism: Menna Hamdy Mostafa Gallal (PHRi, Egypt) – Recruitment Manager at...

Magazine6 days ago

HRCI Assumes ISO International Secretariat Role for Technical Committee 260 on Human Resource Management

May 04, 2021 07:00 ET | Source: HRCI ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HRCI®, the premier HR credentialing and...

Magazine6 days ago

Interview with Eureka (ICS Learn Student) Customer Service Agent – Qatar Airways

Interviewer: Mariham Magdy 1. HR Revolution Middle East: Welcome to HR Revolution Middle East Magazine. It’s a great pleasure to...

Press Releases2 weeks ago

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport becomes an Approved Provider from the HRCI through the Community Service Program(Cairo Branch)

Press Release Cairo, 10th April 2021 The Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), held a live webinar...

Articles3 weeks ago

تعاون بين شباب السودان ومصر لتنظيم النسخة الثامنة لتيدكس ودمدني بالسودان

شباب من مصر والسودان يترجموا التعاون بين البلدين الشقيقين في المشاركة في تنظيم النسخة الثامنة لمؤتمر تيدكس ودمدني بالسودان. يعتبر...

Press Releases4 weeks ago

Grand Stevie® Award Winners Announced in the 2021 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards

·         DP DHL and UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention win top Stevie Awards ·         Grand Stevie winners to be...

Articles1 month ago

الأكاديمية العربية تقوم بتكريم منظمي تيدكس بجمهورية السودان

مع حرص الأكاديمية العربية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا والنقل البحري لنشر العلم والتطوير في شتى الدول العربية والأفريقية وإتساقاً مع استراتيجية وسياسة...

Press Releases2 months ago

Winners in the 2021 Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards Announced

Honors Sponsored by the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry Recognize Innovation in 17 MENA Nations Winners in the second...

Interviews2 months ago

Interview with Mustafa Naisah, Mustafa Naisah, People Learning & Growth Partner

“We need to tap into the mind-set and enhance it by changing the story we tell ourselves each morning and...

Articles2 months ago

Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021 – Diversity, Inclusion and the Holistic Wellbeing approach

Written by: Cinzia Nitti A working environment characterized by greater Diversity & Inclusion has more chance of being a place...

ICS Learn

ICS Learn

Categories

Trending

Hrrevolution News

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter below and never miss the latest News.