Malcolm Gladwell in Dubai for 13th HR Summit

Malcolm Gladwell in Dubai for 13th HR Summit
Malcolm Gladwell will discuss various topics impacting the global employment landscape during the 13th HR Summit and Expo 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

By Staff Report

Published: Sun 13 Nov 2016, 8:50 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Nov 2016, 11:24 PM

Millennials will form the largest and most influential workforce during the next decade, representing nearly 75 per cent of all employees by 2030, according to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics. Addressing the growth, and a host of other topics, global thinkers and industry leaders, led by Malcolm Gladwell, will discuss various topics impacting the global employment landscape during the 13th HR Summit and Expo 2016, set to kick-off tomorrow (November 14) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Author of five New York Times bestsellers - The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, Gladwell named as one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers and an inspirational leader.
During his keynote, Gladwell will debate the importance of millennials within the workplace, delve into how organisations can best structure themselves, and provide an understanding of the millennial mind-set and their specific needs. In addition, he will also highlight the significance of innovation and the ideas on how to build a successful organisation of the future to attract people entering the workplace, and what it means to build a team in the digital world.
"The emergence of millennial workers will bring major transformation in organisations. It is critical for corporations to formulate models with the ability to attract and retain these talents. Looking ahead, organisations are going to become more flexible - workplaces will become flatter and less structured, giving wings to millennial workers' career aspiration, growth and development," Gladwell said.
Influenced by the digital era, millennials are drawn to networks, having grown up with the latest of technologies at their disposal, according to Gladwell. He added that this foundation has provided infinite and easy access to information gathering and sharing, which has made this generation better critical thinkers and efficient problem solvers compared to their predecessors.
The HR Summit and Expo 2016 is Middle East's largest gathering of HR professionals in Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, Engagement, HR Analytics and Technology, Recruitment and Learning. The three day event will take place from 14-16 November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and will host 125 globally-renowned speakers and more than 100 international exhibitors from the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Other headlining gurus joining Malcolm will be Dave Ulrich, the world's most influential HR thinker, who will present a session on Transforming HR: What HR Departments do to Deliver Value and What are the Competencies for HR to Create Value; and Peter Cappelli, Professor at Wharton Business School, who will discuss Talent Management: What it Takes to Attract Top Talent.

The HR Summit and Expo 2016 will be open from 10am - 5pm from November 14-16 at DICEC. - business@khaleejtimes.com




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