Entries by Soha Aghighifard

What are the differences between engaged, disengaged and actively disengaged employees?

A research conducted by Gallup, brings awareness to the increasing concern for disengaged employees overall, but what should employers and HR specialists really be watching out for? Gallup seems to focus on how damaging actively disengaged employees are; however, I believe that both disengaged and actively disengaged employees cause the most damage to an organization. Lets […]

Nationalities which may apply for Iran’s Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Nationals from the following countries may apply for a Visa on Arrival (VOA)  which allows them to stay up to 15 days at major entry points whether by land, air or see. VOA may not be extended: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, […]

Should I Hire an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

At first glance, hiring an independent contractor or an employee may seem similar, but there are enormous disparities between the two. The law has very different specifications for employees and contractors, and organizations bear different short- and long-term costs depending on what type of worker is hired. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of hiring a […]

Public Displays of Affections in Iran

Public displays of affections (PDA) in Iran are not as common as some other parts of the world. Since, Iran is a moderately conservative Islamic country,  many Iranians don’t feel comfortable showing too much affection to their loved ones in public. It is rather considered as taboo. A little kiss on the forehead might look cute. […]