22-24 October 2017
Dusit Thani, Dubai, UAE

Smita Gaurav

Trainer & Senior Consultant
Etisalat Academy

A consummate & strong on work ethic professional, with over a decade of Industry experience, Smita Gaurav brings in formidable specialism in Training & Development, the understanding of Training Needs Assessment & its application Smita Gaurav is certified EQI 2.0 practitioner & a Human Resource Generalist. She is a certified Competency Mapper & Competency Developer. Smita has successfully completed the first three levels of Coaching from the prestigious CTI. She has served as a HR columnist for HRIndia online which is a leading Indian HR Portal.

She was empanelled as Senior Trainer & Consultant with Germany based Training Organization, Doors Training & Consulting. Smita has trained with multinationals such as KPMG, ILFS, Motorola, AIG, MTNL & Tata SKY in in India. Her programs included Service Excellence, Managerial Effectiveness, Performance Appraisal Programs, Business communication, Personal Effectiveness, Time Management & Problem Solving & Decision making. Smita has had industry experience with BFSI and has served with organizations such as GE- Country wide and TATA- AIG in India in a Managerial capacity.

In the UAE & GCC region Smita has successfully served major organizations such as ENOC, Fujairah National Group, Salalah Group Oman ,Al Gurg Group & Al Rostamani Group . She has conducted Conflict Management Programs, Change Management Programs , Managerial Effectiveness Program, Business Communication Programs, Presentation Skills Programs, Administration & Secretarial courses as well as Language Trainings. She has also conducted numerous open programs which can be clubbed under the same heads . She is empaneled with the Etisalat academy as a consultant & trainer. Smita was a part of the core group of employees hired to set up the organization for Svarna Training Institute and has contributed in the capacity of Manager - Training & Development. She was the interface for key corporate clients, & has proved instrumental in securing the key accounts. She was also responsible for the Training Needs Assessment, Content, Delivery of Trainings and Quality Control of the trainings delivered.



9:00 AM Hiring For Retention

This masterclass will highlight the best retention and hiring strategies with a focus on regional & cross-cultural context and competency-based hiring. Gain insights into aligning your respective hiring and retention strategies according to the latest trends.

Masterclass highlights:
  • Aligning the hiring process to organisational core values
  • Contact centre best practices – the HBR strategy as the new paradigm
  • Competency-based hiring - hiring for psychological bench strength
  • Hiring and retention in the GCC cultural context
  • Cascading continuous learning as a retention strategy
  • Retention through healthy work culture ecosystems
  • Creating your own hiring strategy


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Smita.

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