Findings from Labbrand’s recent survey also indicate an inherent paradox embodied in the nature of tertiary education today. Multiple market forces are creating pull and push tensions, which appear contradictory and difficult to manage. Catering for a diverse international,...
Nearly over 100,000 foreign workers face potential axe as Omani government plans to restructure the private sector to aid Omani professionals. The middle-east countries are highly favoured destinations for those seeking to emigrate for job and professional reasons. But given...
Hiring anyone and expanding your team involves an element of risk but, there are things that can be done to limit that risk and ensure getting the best fit possible. As a small enterprise or even a startup there is...
According to a new rule by the Saudi Ministry of Labor, small and medium-sized businesses in the kingdom will be forced to hire at least one Saudi worker from next month. The rule will be applicable on businesses in Saudi...
According to a recent research conducted by GulfTalent.com, UAE university graduates prefer to work in the public sector rather than private firms. The study which was conducted in association with 10 leading universities of the UAE, found that 86% of...
The workplace is where we spend the majority of our time, it’s also the place where we are encouraged to be as creative, motivated and productive as we can be. Staff need an environment that stimulates and inspires them in order...
A survey says that GCC family businesses need to focus on developing a proper governance structure in order to ensure business continuity and sustainable growth. In the absence of a governance structure, these businesses face a heightened risk of fragmentation...
With the passage of landmark legislation, Saudi Arabia has moved to ensure the protection of domestic worker rights. The new law which has already been approved by the Council of Ministers, sets nine hours of free time for each worker...
A report has criticised the business community in the GCC for not supporting the government’s Emiratisation plan to hire more locals. 'The National' reports that Steffen Hertog, associate professor at the London School of Economics, wrote in his report "The...
Arab Knowledge Economies Require More Effective Skills Formation Systems to Generate High Skill, High Wage Employment. As Arab countries pursue knowledge-based economic development, national skill formation policies require significant rethinking, says a new report from Tahseen Consulting in collaboration with...
Almost 50% of Survey Respondents Would Choose Flexible Hours Over Salary Increase; Aruba Networks Increased mobile technology usage at work is revolutionizing the Middle East workforce, creating a generation of more efficient ‘Desk-Independent’ employees, according to industry experts. Figures from the...
Historical data proves that students opting for a career in science, technology or business, are likely to become successful professionals in the future. But when someone asks, why one would pursue a humanities degree, we're temporarily baffled. The answer, though,...
High-trust workplaces key to strengthening workforce capability Dubai, UAE, 6 January 2013: Great Place to Work Institute UAE, part of a global research, training and consultancy firm that recognizes the best workplaces in over 45 countries worldwide, today announced its...
The results of the Family Business Survey 2012, conducted by PwC, were revealed this week by the Dubai Women Business Council (DBWC). According to the study, Middle East family businesses are thriving. An impressive 83 percent of Middle East family businesses...
Oil and Gas is the preferred industry for 14% of the UAE workforce according to Bayt.com. Oil and Gas salaries not keeping pace with the rising cost of living, says Bayt.com. Employees of Oil and Gas companies set too little of...
Companies that fail to retain high-potential employees groom top leaders for the competition More than Two-thirds of Organizations are Investing in the Wrong Employees; Organizations Must Reinvigorate High-Potential Programs to Build and Maintain Strong Talent Pipelines More than two-thirds of companies...
13% of UAE respondents claim they are “extremely satisfied” with their life in general, reveals the “Happiness and Wellbeing in the MENA” survey conducted by Bayt.com and YouGov. The Happiness and Wellbeing in the MENA survey conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle...
The UN Broadband Commission releases the first global report on ‘broadband and gender’ and it reveals a ‘significant and pervasive’ ‘tech gap’ -- 200 million fewer women online. Women are also on average 21% less likely to own a mobile...
New report by Cielo, a global strategic recruitment & talent management partner, quantifies the impact of talent management on business output. Encouraging employees to spend less time at work is one of the most important ways to get more out...
Regional project managers are facing growing responsibility, but overall budgets are declining. Lack of investment in people is specifically highlighted -- while 'added value' from projects or programmes are undisputed in the boardroom. ESI International, the world's leading project management training...