Unlocking the Paradox of Plenty: A Review of The Talent Landscape in the Arab World and Your Role in Shaping the Future
By David B. Jones and Radhika Punshi
Unlocking the Paradox of Plenty: A Review of The Talent Landscape in the Arab World and Your Role in Shaping the Future addresses the fascinating dilemma that the GCC region faces with regards to its economic and social future.
While the Gulf states are full of opportunities, growth and promises for both national and expatriate workers who steer its economies forward, it also has some of the highest levels of youth unemployment, a lack of representation of females at work and low levels of employee engagement.
Unlocking the Paradox of Plenty: A Review of The Talent Landscape in the Arab World and Your Role in Shaping the Future takes a close look at this paradox. The book draws upon the authors’ local workplace research, as well as secondary date gathered from within the region. It is of particular interest to HR professionals, organizational leaders and policymakers, as it reviews current people practices and talent imperatives in the GCC.
• With specialized graphs, charts and diagrams, Unlocking the Paradox of Plenty actively engages the reader.
• The book includes compelling case studies and interviews from prominent organizations across the globe who share their priorities and real-world practices.
About the Authors
David B. Jones is the Founder and Managing Director at The Talent Enterprise, the region’s first human capital ‘think’ and ‘do’ tank. David has over twenty-three years of work experience spanning consulting and line HR in Europe and the Middle East, and is a senior adviser to policymakers, business leaders and HR professionals on strategic human capital issues.
Radhika Punshi is the Consulting Director at The Talent Enterprise, and has lived and worked in the region for over fifteen years. Her prime focus is on nationalization and local talent development, with an emphasis on gender and youth inclusion. She is also a frequent commentator in the regional media and a regular speaker at conferences around the world.
Publication Date: 24 November 2013
2013, Paperback, 168 pages, 21 x 15 cm
Illustrations: Graphs, photographs and diagrams