When working becomes an illness

When working becomes an illness

It is in the early 1970’s that the term job burnout was first coined. It is particularly relevant nowadays, since it is considered as the occupational illness of the twenty first century. In the 2015 global human capital trends report, Deloitte recognizes that there are “soft areas such as culture, engagement, leadership and development that … Continue reading

Destination Dubai for real estate in 2015

Destination Dubai for real estate in 2015

In many ways, performance during 2014 and Deloitte’s predictions for Dubai’s real estate market in 2015 strongly put Dubai on the map as a destination from a number of different perspectives. Starting with the residential market, Dubai is considered a safe haven in the region and has been the destination for significant overseas investment. Deloitte … Continue reading

Trust me, I’m a real estate developer

Trust me, I’m a real estate developer

Trust and real estate rarely sit together, comfortably in the same sentence unless, of course, you’re talking about Real Estate Trusts and that could arguably be an oxymoron! Continuing in the same vein, real estate agents and those who deal in real estate are generally considered by the general public as sitting somewhere between lawyers … Continue reading

Women in the boardroom: the new reality?

Women in the boardroom: the new reality?

Stories about dystopias and post-apocalyptic worlds have erupted recently in both fiction and the big screen; stories where the norm, what is commonly accepted as normal, does not exist anymore – often following some type of revolution – and the survivors have to adjust and adapt to the new “reality” if they are to, well, … Continue reading

Keeping up with princely scams

Keeping up with princely scams

Lagos is, in its own way, a fantastic and vibrant city. It was there, 7 years ago, under the auspices of an internship, that I developed an interest in fraud, and, ultimately, forensics. That isn’t to say that Nigeria is correctly adjudged as the world’s epicenter of fraud. Fraud is a very international phenomenon. But … Continue reading

A journey that lasts a lifetime

A journey that lasts a lifetime

We all take smiling for granted, but not everyone has something to smile about. For the last ten years, IMPACT Day has provided a way for Deloitte to make a difference. And for this year’s IMPACT Day initiative, the Deloitte Syria office joined hands with BASMA, a local NGO supporting children and their families to find … Continue reading

Doing business in a smaller world

Doing business in a smaller world

International business schools and multinational companies consider a work environment to be diverse when it joins people from different backgrounds. In other words, diversity is not the mere fact that people are different; but that they work in the same environment irrespective of their differences. I chose to write about the topic as the Middle … Continue reading

A summer in Deloitte

A summer in Deloitte

I joined the Deloitte Middle East “Tadarab” program at the beginning of June and since then I have been enjoying this internship experience. Deloitte heavily invests in your personal and professional development. During the “Ahlan” or Induction Session, there were a lot of presentations and e-learnings which reinforced the commitment of Deloitte to its talents. … Continue reading

Corporate carnival

Corporate carnival

“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the carnival! We guarantee great entertainment, thrilling rides and an experience to remember! So come on in and enjoy our world!” Carnivals have such a big impact… People love to be part of the extravagant world as all things there are possible, the thrill is plenty and adventure is mandatory. … Continue reading

“Tadarab”: A learning journey

“Tadarab”: A learning journey

I felt thrilled upon learning that I will be taking part of Tadarab, the Deloitte Middle East internship program given the ranking Deloitte holds in offering first-class internships as mentioned in “Vault’s Top 10 Internships for 2011”. Although the main purpose of this internship is fulfilling a university requirement, I intend on utilizing it as … Continue reading