Member Since: 13th Jul 2009
Ron Thomas is Managing Director, StrategyFocused Group DWC-LLC, based in Dubai.
He was formerly CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf countries, also based in Dubai. A former CHRO who was based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Ron is also a senior faculty member and representative of the Human Capital Institute [hci.org ] covering the MENA region. He holds certifications from the Human Capital Institute as a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP).
Ron's prior roles included senior HR positions with Xerox HR services, IBM, and Martha Stewart Living. Board memberships include the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council,McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI's Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.
He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia.
Managing Director Strategy Focused Group DWC-LLC
1st Jun 2021
I have encountered numerous HR professionals musing about the difficulty of doing their profession in an organization that could care less...Blog
25th May 2021
...there is a social side. “I knew it was time to leave when I realized I could no longer look students in the eye and tell them what a...Blog
18th May 2021
"I am sorry, but we have already identified someone for that role." The next question was, "how could that be, the job was just posted on...Blog
11th May 2021
...When You Help Get Employees into the Value Zone One of the things I love about being in consulting is that everyone always brings you...Blog
17th Nov 2020
...If You Don’t Believe the Hype “She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room, and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that...Blog
10th Nov 2020
...it is All About Just Walking Around I can’t believe this guy. He did not show any concern as to why I was leaving. He is the CXX and he...Blog
6th Oct 2020
“This may sound crazy, but it’s hard for us when someone turns down a raise,” That was a recent comment from the Board President at the...Blog
22nd Sep 2020
“You coddle your people way too much.” “If they do not like this company, let them leave. We can hire someone else at a cheaper price.” “...Blog
8th Sep 2020
...than Good The most misunderstood phrase in corporate speak is, “People are our greatest asset.” Those five words do more damage than...Blog