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Recruiting the wrong type of people

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There are so much resources availalble now for entrepreneurs but I still get it wrong a lot of the times! Nothing beats experience I guess; however, that’s the expensive route. Without a doubt, the most expensive mistake I keep on repeating is recruiting the wrong people. Time after time. How can I get out of this spiral? Let me explain to you my process of recruiting at Gulf Broadcast:Advertising in industry sites Sift and filter …

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Ground Rules

We’re experiencing growth at Gulf Broadcast and I have to gear up for that influx of new staff and revise the current structure of induction. The intention is to get the new staff to reach productivity levels much faster than we ever had and make their journey a more rewarding one. We already have quite a comprehensive Staff Handbook which we kept revised over the years and I’m happy with its comprehensive content now. It really …

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Bahrain’s Shame

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I love it when our enlightened officials use the severely broken record of “we’re a democracy” while they literally sign off on the destitution of their own countrymen for daring to exercise their democratic rights. To add insult to injury, even when the land’s King orders, orders their re-instatement, they completely ignore that royal order as if it’s not important and not worth of the slightest consideration. What and whom are they following exactly to be …

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Brief thoughts on the job market and its reforms

‘can we talk’ said in a comment: meanwhile the guy who took the burger-flipping job for peanuts has long moved up to a better paying job This is as good an opening as any to re-open the labour and job situation in Bahrain, so let me start with this: I talked to two businessmen last week about the job situation in Bahrain, both had the same opinion: “we are ready to pay taxes, pay fines, establish …

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Happy May Day

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But only to the Bahraini workers. Those who are in the private sector to be exact. Let’s forget those in the public sector, as they are not allowed to form trade unions, they’re unimportant and can’t be counted. Let’s also forget the Asian workers: Indians, Pakistanis, Bengalies, Filipinos and others who we simply don’t want to see, especially amongst our neighbourhoods, regardless of the fact that it is them and their ancestors who built all of …

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