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What did Egyptian HRians say about Robert Mosley’s workshop with JOBMASTER?

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“JOBMASTER brings such valuable people, material and ideas to the Egyptian business world.”

This was a quote from one of the attendees of Robert Mosley’s workshop in Egypt on Job Analysis, Job Descriptions, Job Evaluation and Grade Structure (11 Jan 2016 – 14 Jan 2016).

unknown (3)As HRians we always thought about HR as a purely theoretical and behavioral subject. This is true, to some extent. After attending Robert Mosley’s workshop with JOBMASTER (www.jobmastergroup.com) – one of the leading Egyptian companies in the field of development, human capital solutions, recruitment and consultation – people thought different, entirely different about HR, especially when you add Mathematics to theory.

Robert Mosley the international HR consultant and trainer has his Master’s degree in Mathematics, which as he says helped him “to think more logically” And here comes the magic.

One learnt how HR could be very meaningful when we use statistics, when we “calculate” out of the box, and how to use these calculations to evaluate each job in our organisations. It surely needs a mathematician to invent such calculations, but it doesn’t need one to implement it. This is one of the things that made the workshop easy to implement.

On the other hand, many organisations are not having the appropriate job descriptions, and they would rather invest their money in something that brings them a quicker and short-run outcome.

HR professionals from B-Tech, Orascom, one of the major national Egyptian banks, The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, and the Egyptian NGO Misr El Khier Foundation, have attended the workshop. Therefore, this workshop was purely an indication that many of the major Egyptian organisations are thinking smart, and thinking in long-terms.

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Some organisations had sent several HR employees to attend the workshop (up to four). As Mohamed ELMeligy – Site HR Manager in Orascom explains, “Some organisations are just huge, and it will be a mistake to send only one person to attend the workshop and try to solely implement these concepts. It’s better to send a team so that they can always work together with more efficient results.”

Meligy goes on, “In HR, workshops help us learn something that might be slightly different from our direct field and knowledge that we will not learn through our routine, that it enriches our career. I’ve attended with JOBMASTER several workshops before. When I apply to one of their workshops I don’t feel any risk. I think they are very selective when it comes to designing a workshop or choosing an instructor, they know what they are doing.”

Some of the attendees have already attended a similar workshop before, and they have their own reasons to attend it again with Robert, “I took a similar workshop before but having it with Robert showed me how to implement rather than only focusing on the theoretical part. Many people can transfer the know-how but transferring the application is a totally different talent. My mission will be making sure that the organisation chart would match the modified grades and job descriptions, and with a more accurate system we will be providing fairness and satisfaction to our employees.” OD Manager – Bank.

The Deputy General Manager of HR in the bank had an addition, it was her first time to attend such a workshop, “I think what makes the instructor great is his will to not only transfer his knowledge but his experience as well. He goes into full details and he teaches us how to avoid falling into common mistakes, how to audit your work, and what are the short-cuts to end-results. In the bank we have been working on several developments and we achieved a lot of effective results, however this workshop will make our bank more distinguished, not only for our customers but for our employees as well. We will be well-branded among the employment market and people will want to work with us.”

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There were 2 coffee breaks and a lunch break for the delegates. This gave them time to refresh their minds and explore the area around. “Positivity” is one of the rooms in JOBMASTER’s office. They have all kinds of rooms: happiness, innovation, intelligence, confidence…etc. They don’t have rooms like “punishment” though.

In the “Innovation” room the delegates spent their breaks enjoying delighted healthy food and fresh juices as they all brainstormed together and shared case studies while giving consultations to each other, while lunch time they were taken to the roof where they had longer conversations of this sort and further bonding with the instructor. The breaks were set in times that cope with the prayers times, and here came the role of the “Happiness” room.

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One of the side talks in a break was very interesting, it was about how most HR professionals know what a job description is, yet they are they all attending this workshop? One of the attendees was saying, “As someone who has been practicing and working in the field of HR for a while I know what are the components of a job description, but in this workshop we were given the best practice and the most updated steps to write a professional one. As for the job evaluation, it was a complete new addition to me. Robert knows how to give too much information in a very easy way.” HR Senior, Bank.

There are different job evaluation systems worldwide yet when companies try to analyse the market they find difficulties in using the scales for acute comparison. Emad Elhami, HR Team Leader at Orascom, elaborates, “When it comes to grading and job evaluation we will now know how to communicate with international organisations as we have learnt how to speak their “language” thus we will easily benchmark ourselves with the international market. We can also use it in succession planning and guarantee a better career path to our employees.”

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Gamal Moustafa, Compensation Manager at Misr El Kheir Foundation

According to Gamal Moustafa, Compensation Manager at Misr El Kheir Foundation, there is a false stereotype in Egypt that NGOs do not guarantee a stable and promising career path same as profitable organisations does. He explains further, “Through implementing this workshop we will be able to further empower our system and grant our employees a clear career path that will be stronger than any stereotype. I also think that the clearer the job descriptions are, the higher the performance rate of each employee. The most powerful thing about Robert is that he always has a solution for everything. His experience is so vast. He travelled around the world and worked here and there knowing how multinationals and how local companies function. Therefore he knows very well how to give a non-academic practical solution to any of the questions asked to him.”

But what other reasons that make job descriptions and job evaluations so important? Apparently they help the employee become his or her own boss. Robert Mosley enriches us with details stating that job descriptions are important “to motivate the employees, to say to the employees this is what you are expected to do, these are your goals, this is what we require – so that you empower your employees to self-manage themselves to know if they are on target, and to self-motivate themselves towards achieving what required of them.”

Many Egyptians do not know how to progress their careers in HR and what to read. Mahmoud Mansi, a Senior HR Specialist in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, shares his opinion too, “As an HRian who has been studying and working in the field for more than 7 years, I was overwhelmed by the content of the material and the intelligence of the instructor. I found out that having a Master’s Degree, a Ph.D. Degree, or an HR Diploma is something totally different than having a specific workshop that is conducted by a widely experience consultant. Theory makes a solid background and understanding but practicing and workshops will make a turning point in your organisation and in your personal career. No matter what kind of leader you are at your work or life, it feels outstanding being a student.”

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Robert Mosley who was Exclusively in Egypt with JOBMASTER conducted his second workshop on Compensation and Reward Management (16th to 19th January 2016).

Robert is returning back to give his third workshop on the 27th until the 30th of November, called Performance Management & Performance Appraisal, and there is a discount rate for the members of Global HR Forum.

To register for attending any of the workshops please visit:
http://www.jobmastergroup.com/contact/

Robert Mosley is a global remuneration expert, an HR consultant and he is the CEO of Lemon Pip Consulting Limited, UK. He has nearly 30 years of experience in HR and C&B. He did HR consulting work in over 20 countries. Robert spends most of his time working in and around the Middle-East and Asia, and now he revisits Egypt through JOBMASTER to offer this vital workshop to the Egyptian business environment, giving a chance to entrepreneurs, business-people, and HR professionals to celebrate the beginning of a successful 2016 with risks measured, managed and well prepared for.

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

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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”

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

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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.

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تعاون بين شباب السودان ومصر لتنظيم النسخة الثامنة لتيدكس ودمدني بالسودان

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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:

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