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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Nicolai Tillisch, bestseller authour and consultant, on why the Dubai boom fails to reach everyone, interview by Gérard Al-Fil. Management consultant and bestseller authour Nicolai Tillisch spoke to Arabian Gazette in an exclusive interview on why trial and error for...
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...
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...
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...
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...
UAE labour law and your rights - debunking the myths. Uncertainty over labour law and employment regulations in the UAE are some of the most frequent questions asked of lawyers in the country. Some fundamental and common UAE labour law information...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University and has co-authored over 30 extensively-researched books, including the award-winning The Leadership Challenge (published by Wiley). An experienced executive, he lectures on leadership around the world to...
Our sit down with Bhupender Nath, CEO and Owner of Passion F&B, on ease of doing business in UAE amidst looming oil price slump and its impacts. What brought you to Dubai -- work or personal reasons? Business brought me to...
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...
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,...
"If you can dream it, you can do it" ~ Walt Disney Medy Navani, Founder and Creative Director of Design Haus Medy, offers tips to ensure you have the essential tools required to succeed in your chosen career. From the age...
  Amir Reza, Founder of Dubai based Harmony Connections - a boutique recruitment consultancy service specializing in talent sourcing and acquisition - shares helpful advice for those on the hunt for jobs in the UAE, simple dos and don'ts, tips...
  In this candid interview, Graham Weihmiller, Chairman and CEO at BNI, briefs us on the business of referral networking, and the key role that networking plays in the development and success of businesses across the world BNI is one of...