Solving the productivity puzzle: Are employee engagement and profitability correlated?

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Solving the productivity puzzle: Are employee engagement and profitability correlated?

Solving the productivity puzzle: Are employee engagement and profitability correlated?

About the speakers
  • Nancy Zakharia
    Nancy Zakharia
    Global HR and Talent and Organizational Development leader at McDermott International, Ltd
    Nancy is a global HR and Talent and Organizational Development leader, and a certified coach and assessor. She draws on more than 15 years' experience in business and HR practices within different industries and sectors. Nancy is a strong believer in the importance of leveraging strengths, and is passionate about leading personal and organizational growth and inspiring others to do the same. Professional Experience: Nancy has held various HR roles in government and multinational organizations at a regional and global level. She has extensive international experience working across many geographies and cultures in the capacity of a coach and HR professional. Throughout her career, Nancy has spearheaded and excuted strategies for employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, competency design, and other essential HR and Talent and Organizational Development practices. This vast experience equips her with a comprehensive understanding of business challenges on a global scale, allowing her to effortlessly build strong connections with stakeholders at all levels and provide tailored business solutions. With her coaching hat on, Nancy helps individuals deepen their self-awareness, understand the impact of their behaviours and make deliberate choices about opportunities on which to focus. She strives to make coaching and team work an enjoyable process of discovery, commitment and tangible change. Nancy is a holder of a Masters’ in Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Lebanese American University (LAU). She is a lifelong learner who has pursued several certifications throughout her career and is currently a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from ICF, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach- (CPCC), Certified Positve Intelligence Coach, Certified Strengths Coach, Certified People Acuity Guide, Professional Certified Coach for Innovators, a holder of SPHRi Certification from HRCI and SHRM- SCP from SHRM. She is Organization & Relationship Systems Coach and Conversational Intelligence Enhanced practitioner. Nancy is certified in a variety of Psychometric assessment tools that she uses as needed to support leadership development within organizations, and to facilitate individual and team coaching sessions.
  • Vipul Mathur
    Vipul Mathur
    Country Leader - Middle East at PeopleStrong
    Vipul Mathur is an experienced entrepreneur and a business leader with a career spanning over 2 decades in building, managing and leading business functions for global enterprises. Vipul has been a pioneer in the OKR space in Asia. He founded qilo technologies to advise companies on OKRs and how to best implement OKR strategies that stick. Given the difficulty of managing OKRs on excel sheets is where he built an award winning platform to manage OKRs and other types of performance management techniques. Vipul has worked with multiple types of companies as clients and helped over 150,000 employees across over 100 + companies transition to OKRs. In Dec 2019, qilo got acquired by PeopleStrong technologies. Vipul is currently Country Leader- Middle East at PeopleStrong. Before co-founding qilo, Vipul was Associate Vice President - Corporate Marketing at Cleartrip.com where he conceptualised and launched the B2B product. Prior to this, Vipul spent five long years at Monster.com where, as Head of Marketing- B2B Vipul's expertise lies in maintaining a fine balance of executing strategic and tactical initiatives, for organisations to scale. Vipul is a trained chef and an ardent golfer with a 'polite smile' handicap.
  • Hala Disi
    Hala Disi
    Manager, Employee Experience Department at ADNOC
    Hala is an accomplished professional with 16 years of experience in quality management, business excellence as well as employee engagement and wellbeing. She started her career working in healthcare sector in private and government entities where she contributed in enhancing process and implementing business excellence standards that resulted in improving the business and gaining national and international awards. Hala is passionate about enhancing quality of life and wellbeing and became a certified wellness practitioner from National Wellness Institute USA in 2014. She joined ADNOC group (ADNOC Onshore) in 2013 were she continued the business excellence journey and participated in many improvement projects. Hala has a Master’s degree in Quality Management and Safety from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Leadership Institute and also holds multiple certifications: Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP), Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager, Certified Resilience and Thriving Facilitator, Certified EFQM Assessor EFQM Certified Leader for Excellence
  • Sylvia Fernandes
    Sylvia Fernandes
    Head of Learning and Development at Centrepoint - Landmark Group
    Sylvia Fernandes – Learning Specialist, Engagement and Employee Experience expert, Cancer Survivor, Resilience and Survival Skills Coach, EQ and EI certified coach, People Engagement and Organization change Lead. She is an absolute selfie addict and social media buff and takes great pride in her love for self and living the now to the fullest. Head of Learning and Development – Centrepoint, GCC Sylvia has been a part of the Landmark Group for the last 8 years in various roles. She started her journey in India with 3 Retail Giants Shoppers Stop, Hypercity and Trent Limited with experience in Learning and Development and moving into HR and Employee Experience projects. In 2017 she led the Landmark Happiness Movement for the Landmark Group across the GCC, Egypt and India pioneering the Happiness Day at the group as a day every month to celebrate and unite people across the Group from Retail, Offices and Warehouses. The Yellow T-shirt and now Blue T-shirt became a symbol of the Groups People Engagement activity and went on to win many awards internationally and the Brandon Hall in 2021. Her passion lies in bringing happiness, wellbeing and personal development at the core of everything to make employee experience meaningful. She now Heads Learning and Development for Centrepoint – the One stop destination and largest chain of Retail stores. She believes in Happiness and connection and builds innovative ways to ensure the people stay happy and engaged. She is from India from both cities that bring a smile and joy to her life Mumbai and Goa and has 2 brothers and a Happy Dad and mom who gives her wings to fly. Her inspiration is Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela and in business Ratan Tata and Micky Jagtiani.
  • Natalie Gleeson
    Natalie Gleeson
    Head of HR at LIWA Trading
    Natalie completed an MSc in Psychology of Work. Her passion is neuroscience and through sharing her experience she has supported the development of many up coming HR professionals. She has worked in senior HR roles for 20 years across different types of organisations within the UAE and has invested many hours giving and receiving knowledge which she believes is fundamental for continued improvement. Natalie joined LIWA Trading as Head of HR in 2016 to support the restructure and growth of the business. She has contributed to the success of LIWA through development of a first-class people strategy that has improved culture, elevated performance and set LIWA as an employer of choice. Natalie was invited to join the Forbes Human Resources Council in 2022.
  • Pallav Popli
    Pallav Popli
    CRO and Employee Engagement Evangelist at Vantage Circle
    Pallav is a highly accomplished business leader with over 18 years of experience in various industries, including HCM, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, HR outsourcing, and rewards and recognition. He has a proven track record in business and leadership and possesses a deep understanding of consulting, benefit strategy, HR technology, rewards and recognition programs, and growth strategy. Pallav's ability to simplify complex products and services and communicate them effectively to entrepreneurs and business/People leaders is widely recognized. His extensive experience in HR technology, coupled with his expertise in rewards and recognition, makes him a valuable asset to any organization. He understands how technology can drive HR strategy in rewards and recognition and streamline HR processes, which is an added advantage. As the CRO and Employee Engagement Evangelist at Vantage Circle, Pallav is responsible for driving growth, overseeing the success of rewards & recognition programs, new logo acquisition, and channel management. His strategic leadership skills, combined with his extensive knowledge and experience, make him a highly respected and valuable asset to Vantage Circle and the industry as a whole.

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