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Infographic: Evaluating Employee Job Satisfaction in the MENA Region

Employee Job Satisfaction is a major concern of employers as it affects productivity, retention rates, and the success of the company in the short and long run. Akhtaboot surveyed job seekers all over the MENA region in order to evaluate Employee Job Satisfaction in terms of: salary, workload, stress level, and the relationship they have with their direct managers.

Take a look at the infographic below for some interesting facts on Employee Job Satisfaction in the MENA region from Akhtaboot.
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Firing Employees the Right Way

The art of terminating employees the appropriate way

No matter how we try to sugar coat it, there is no pleasant way to fire an employee. However, you can’t afford to waste your time, money and effort by keeping bad performers around. While termination is a necessary part of any business setting, there are certainly right and wrong ways to go about letting someone go. Getting it wrong might cause heartache for the both of you, or worse, you may end up in court! So how can you fire an employee with minimum damage while keeping their ego intact? Akhtaboot presents you with some useful strategies to follow when terminating an employee is the only choice you have left.... Read More ...

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Strange Interview Questions: Akhtaboot Hashtag Campaign on Twitter Concludes


As if job interviews aren’t tough enough, hiring managers nowadays are going for weird and hard to answer interview questions that can put an A-lister in the hot seat. To being with, you must keep in mind that many of the toughest interview questions don’t necessarily have right and wrong answers. The real purpose of such questions is to find out more about the true personality of candidates when put under pressure and how they form decisions when faced with tough situations.

If candidates knew the exact questions to be asked in a job interview, they will rehearse beforehand, preventing their true personality from coming out.
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Motivating your Employees without Breaking the Bank!

Many employers to this day still believe in the good old saying that “more money equals happier employees”. But, contrary to popular belief, it is important for managers to focus on the top non-monetary motivating techniques that put employees at the core of your business strategy and stop them from jumping ship once a better offer is on the table. While non-financial motivation can be a challenging task, if done with the right combination of leadership and management skills it can increase job satisfaction and employee morale.

While employees wouldn’t mind a good pay raise, there are also other ways to motivate staff for higher productivity and to push them to go over and beyond established goals, without breaking the bank.... Read More ...

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Living Core Values

Expressing the Personality of your Company with Core Values!

We have an entire universe of values, but some of them are so indispensable that with all the changes in society, government, politics and technology, we still abide by them. Core Values of an organization are those basic principles which form the corporate culture of a company and set it apart as a great place to work at.

In the ever-changing business world, core values are constant. Core values are not descriptions of the work we do or the strategies a company employs to accomplish its mission. They actually define the framework in which employees go about their work and the way they are expected to interact with and treat other stakeholders both inside and outside the organization.... Read More ...

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The Effects of Employee Satisfaction on Customer Satisfaction

Empowering your employees to act in your customers’ best interest!

There is a clear connection between employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction. While it is difficult to quantify the impact of employee attitude on the satisfaction level of your clients, one fact remains the same: satisfied customers will keep coming back and referring your company to their friends and business acquaintances. It is obvious that there are significant benefits to be gained from trying to improve an organization’s service quality, and that’s why managers devote so much time and money to training programs that provide employees with guidelines on the specifics of dealing with customers.... Read More ...

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Office Politics: The Game Everyone Plays

How to Win in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren’t Enough!

Believe it or not, almost every workplace is a political environment. While many say that they don’t engage in such games, there’s actually little truth to that. Even though we probably might not realize it, we are all engaged in office politics to a certain extent. While the word politics implies doing absolutely anything to get ahead, office politics is really all about building relationships to get things moving at work. As an employer your take on office politics may differ significantly from those whom you supervise. While managing office politics can be a difficult thing to do in diverse companies, trying to maintain a healthy, productive political environment is crucial for success in today’s complex workplace.... Read More ...

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You’re Fired!

Akhtaboot presents 5 Hidden Reasons for Getting Fired!

Most people get paid just enough money not to quit and work just hard enough not to get fired, yet, there are a number of hidden reasons that you might not be aware of that can lead to your dismissal. Although there are plenty of legitimate reasons to fire someone, many of which vary by the company culture and employer expectations. All in all managers have no right to fire employees unless they have a valid reason for doing so. Most of the employees who have quit their jobs think that they have left the company by choice, but in fact it is very possible that the company was considering letting them go before they resign willingly.... Read More ...

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The Boss from Hell: Akhtaboot presents 5 types of difficult bosses and the way to deal with each one of them!

Conflict between a boss and an employee can be both exhausting and intimidating, yet it is bound to happen in any workplace. Difficult bosses vary in personality from being somewhat controlling and aggressive to being straight up abusive. The way employees handle their difficult bosses may determine their position in the company as well as their long term career success. Akhtaboot presents to you 5 types of difficult bosses and the way to deal with each one of them.

The Control Freak

Control Freak bosses always consider themselves to be overwhelmed and burdened with the task of protecting the ungrateful world from their own mistakes.... Read More ...

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Get a Life! Akhtaboot presents 5 helpful tips for achieving work-life balance!

Achieving the right balance between your work life and your personal life in today’s hectic business world is no simple task. Between work, kids, social and family commitments there is no time left for personal leisure. Nevertheless, you should remember one important thing “life is what you make it”. You have a choice to either surrender to whatever comes your way and live in chaos or you can be proactive by identifying your priorities and scheduling your activities leaving sufficient time for your personal obligations.

If you had to rate your work-life balance on a scale of 1 to 10, what score would you give it?... Read More ...

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The Customer is Always Right, Right?

Ever wonder what makes some companies succeed where others fail? Successful businesses of today’s world have drastically changed their approach towards customer service to meet the challenges of today’s competitive marketplace by using the most recent and modern ways to increase revenue growth and create a culture of success in the months and years to come. One excellent way to achieve that is to place customer needs and concerns at the heart of the business, not on the edge. It is a known fact that satisfied clients are the best promoters of your business. A recent research has shown that satisfied customers inform an average of five other people about their good treatment while unhappy customers may tell around 11 people about their bad experience with the company.... Read More ...

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It’s Not Only What You Say that Counts: Master the Art of Non-Verbal Communication

Employees usually underestimate the effect of their body language and their non-verbal communication. Your body language and facial expressions are very important in social settings, meetings, interviews and everyday work life. They can affect people’s perceptions of your intentions, as non-verbal communication often conveys more to listeners than the words you speak.

Employees will be able to send stronger messages to their audience when their verbal language matches their non-verbal language. Here are six non-verbal signals that every employee should consider in the workplace.

Facial Expressions

Your face reveals both the type and the intensity of your feelings. Your eyes are especially effective for indicating attention and interest, influencing others, regulating interaction and establishing dominance.... Read More ...

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