Investing In National Talent - An Interview with Takatuf MD
Human Capital is the fundamental requirement for sustained progress of economies. It is the foundation on which growth of businesses, communities and nations are built. People were once seen as manpower or human resources but the idea of people as capital emerged a decade ago. In Oman, Takatuf has been a flagbearer for a new belief system that human capital is not just about investing in people and training them, but seeing them as strategic drivers of change. Takatuf was instituted as a people consulting company 5 years ago, and in very short time, we have established a reputation for providing sound strategic thinking and effective human capital solutions – from consulting, assessment, coaching, learning & development to training institutes. We have been able to successfully bridge the need for global thinking with a local perspective that is informed by valuable and relevant local insights.READ MORE
Insights from Omani women of influence
Here are insights from two Omani women of influence answering the question: What would you tell your younger self?, offering upcoming women ideas to reflect upon in light of their current aspirations and actions.
“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”
― Charles Bukowski, author of Post Office
Words of wisdom from Aliya Al Aufi, Global HR – People and Culture at Oxea Chemicals, graduate of the National CEO program:READ MORE
You Are Your Leadership Brand
Your brand is unique to you. It is the experiences and challenges that have shaped you. One of the best ways to communicate this is through story telling. People enjoy hearing stories and often remember them for a long time.Your brand is also your values and principles. It is who you are, plus what you have done. What you have done is part of your brand but more importantly your brand is you READ MORE
Mindfulness and the Power of Positive ThinkingWhen you are fully present and aware of what you are doing and where you are; when you are not overreacting, or being overwhelmed by what is going on around you are being mindful.
The ability to be mindful is something we all naturally possess, and it is possible to practice it and make it a skill that we can use to improve our concentration and develop resilience.READ MORE
HR for SMEs. Managing people related business issues
No theory here, just practical actions for hard working busy managers. As a small to medium sized business owner, you have to be across everything and the day to day demands of earning a living and paying your staff means you keep your eyes on cashflow, compliance and where the next sale or cost is coming from. You do not have the luxury of an HR Manager, so you must rely on your own judgement and do the best you can. If you have had the privilege of a good grounding in managing people through prior experience then you are a step ahead, but for most SME managers, they learn by doing and from whatever self-directed study they can manage. So,here is the skinny; the key HR practices for a sustainable business.READ MORE
Sensing Your Engagement Pulse
Our world is rapidly changing and evolving. New technologies consistently emerge to replace the ones that we have just begun to understand and to stay relevant in such an age we must constantly adapt. These changes impact the employee experience within the workplace leading to an excruciating need to continuously and consistently engage our employees. Research by Gallup, the world leader in Employee Engagement, has proven that organisations with a high level of Employee Engagement have been known to have lower staff turnover, lower safety incidents, lower absenteeism and contribute to higher earnings per share.
So how do we measure Employee Engagement among our employees in this rapidly changing environment?READ MORE
Reinventing Performance Management
A growing number of organisations are questioning the value of Performance Management and its effect of delivering meaningful impact to the organisation. Performance Management is often a source of great frustration for employees who do not clearly understand their goals or what is expected of them at work. For managers, it has evolved into a process that is mandatory by HR to be completed and so is turned into a tick box exercise rather than a valuable input to developing capabilities in the organisation.READ MORE
Takatuf shares local employee relation trends with the ‘‘Takatuf HR Survey Series”
Takatuf, Oman’s leading provider of innovative Human Capital solutions, successfully brings to light vital employee relations trends with the Takatuf HR Survey Series, enabling HR teams in Oman to make well-informed decisions regarding their people.READ MORE
Region’s Most Advanced Oil and Gas Training Institute Opens in Oman
As part of their national objectives, Takatuf Oman, the Human Capital solutions provider, wholly owned by Oman Oil Company (OOC), in partnership with Schlumberger Oman inaugurated the region’s newest Institute for Oil and Gas (instOG). The inauguration ceremony was held under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Shihab Bin Tariq Al-Said, adviser to His Majesty the Sultan, and attended by a number of excellencies and officials from the oil and gas industry.
A founding member and key contributor to the success of Takatuf, Ibrahim Al Harthy oversees the organisation as its Acting Chief Executive Officer. Al Harthy’s professional background is rooted in diverse HR roles, enabling a leveraged accumulated experience to support Takatuf’s insightful and powerful business solutions. Al Harthy’s sits on the boards of Takatuf Petrofac Oman and Oman Institute for Oil and Gas training institutes and is Chairman of Sohar Aluminium’s Human Resource Committee. Al Harthy holds an MBA from Victoria University, Australia and a BSc in Business Administration from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
TAKATUF BRINGS OMANI EXPERTISE TO THE LARGEST HR EVENT IN THE GOLF REGION
Muscat, 17 November 2016 – Takatuf, one of Oman’s leading Human Capital solutions providers, brought Omani expertise to the region’s biggest HR event, The HR Summit and Expo 2016. More than 1,000 delegates visited Takatuf’s stand where they shared their opinion on the impact Human Capital initiatives have in organisations’ sustainable growth. The summit was held at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, between the 14th and 16th of November.READ MORE
TAKATUF AND HEC PARIS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION IN OMAN
Muscat, 30 October 2016 – Takatuf, the Human Capital solutions provider, and HEC Paris, one of the world’s top three providers of Executive Education programs, have partnered to offer the ‘Emerging Leaders Programme’, an Executive Education programme that takes into consideration Oman’s leadership context and leverages Takatuf’s Human Capital expertise and HEC Paris’ internationally recognised reputation in management programmes to offer a powerful learning opportunity to emerging leaders from the Sultanate’s diverse sectors.READ MORE
TAKATUF ADDS THOUGHT LEADERSHIP TO OMAN FORUM 2016
Muscat, 13 October 2016 – Takatuf was one of the associate partners of Oman Forum held this Wednesday in Muscat. The Human Capital solutions provider highlighted two of its most recent and on-going initiatives: the Takatuf Scholars Programme to prepare the next generation of Omani leaders; and the “SME Leaders Empowering Programme” to enable Omani entrepreneurs with enhanced leadership and HR capabilities.READ MORE
20 SME LEADERS BENEFIT FROM TAKATUF'S CSR INITIATIVE
Muscat, 26 May 2016 – for the past two months Takatuf, the human capital solutions provider, partnered with the Public Authority for SME Development (Riyada) to offer a unique opportunity for Omani entrepreneurs. The programme, a CSR initiative, aimed at strengthening the local economy by contributing to more sustainable business growth for Oman’s SME market, through developing enhanced leadership capabilities among nearly twenty SME owners.READ MORE
TAKATUF SIGNS A SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH MITSUI
Muscat, 24 January 2016 – Takatuf Oman, the Human Capital solutions provider, signed a sponsorship agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui), the diversified and comprehensive Japanese trading, investment and services enterprise to support young Omanis who participate in the Takatuf Scholars’ Programme and earn international scholarships.READ MORE
TAKATUF SCHOLARS GRADUATION
Muscat, February 8th 2015 – The Takatuf Scholars Programme, a unit within Takatuf Oman, conducted last week the winter workshop, for one hundred and thirty one (131) students from throughout the Sultanate. Upon completion of this workshop that took place at Hormuz Grand Muscat Hotel, these students will have earned recognition as Takatuf Scholars and moved forward in the competition for sponsored international scholarships.READ MORE
TAKATUF SCHOLARS RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Muscat, May 21st 2015 – The Takatuf Scholars Programme, a unit within Takatuf Oman, held a recognition ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel to honour the one hundred and thirty-one (131) students who completed the 2014-2015 Enrichment Programme as well as to recognize the thirty-five (35) who were awarded an international scholarship .READ MORE
TAKATUF RECOGNITION DAY
Muscat, August 16th 2015 – Takatuf gathered in Intercontinental Hotel several of the leading companies in the Sultanate to celebrate and recognize EXCELLENCE in the fields of empowering people, pioneering opportunities for national economic growth and strengthening organizations.READ MORE
60 TOP OMANI STUDENTS START THE TAKATUF SCHOLARS PROGRAMME JOURNEY
Muscat, August 27th 2015 – The Takatuf Scholars Programme, a unit within Takatuf, concluded its annual 22-day Summer Residential Programme (SRP), the intensive first step in the academic programme designed to prepare young Omani learners for success as students, employees and leaders in the 21st century knowledge economy.READ MORE