In light of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Oxford Strategic Consulting is realising key findings from its recent GCC Employment Reports 2016 to help shed light on female aspirations and employment views across the region. The reports, which surveyed national females in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the UAE, found that while women are striving professionally across key industries, they expressed strong dislikes for particular industries and also expected specific difficulties related to (re)entering the workforce.

The first MENA Labour Market Confidence Index has been commissioned to better understand the changes in regional labour markets. Confidence and optimism are the two emerging themes to come out of a new flagship study of 1,250 organisational and HR leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).