Columnist 


Tonia Gray



About the Author


The author is the General Manager of Competence HR in Muscat, having worked in Oman for five years.  She has over 30 years international experience in human resources management and consultancy including specializing in employment law and training and development related matters. All the views and opinions expressed in the article are solely hers and not of Times of Oman.

Columns

Educate the youngsters about the effects of alcohol

Given that increasing tourism is a primary focus of the government I believe this ban would have a detrimental effect and reduce visitors to this lovely country ...

Companies should be able to hire best talent

There are many Omanis who have worked hard during their education, started at the lower levels of an organisation and have worked their way up to become excellent managers and directors...

Do not blame the doctor for issuing sick note

It is great to hear that the Ministry of Health is wishing to implement rules that will be supportive of companies that are facing abuse of, what in my opinion, is quite reasonable sickness provision...

The biggest headache for private businesses

One of the challenges faced is that to gain the necessary experience one often has to start at the bottom, growing and developing oneself over time to achieve the highest levels...

Expat women ban – an ethical issue or an Omanisation one?

Many of the jobs undertaken by expat females are of the type that will not be undertaken by the local population even if the education authorities provide training in these sectors...

Will the 2-year ban work in the best interests of Oman?

Even if the expat loses their job through no fault of their own, they will not be able to be employed with another company unless they leave Oman for two years .. Is this fair?...