By Radhika Punshi, Founding and Managing Director, The Talent Enterprise Unlike other parts of the world, women in the Gulf States make up over 65% of university graduates. They also consistently outperform their male counterparts in ALL subjects, including the STEM subjects. Yet, when it…
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.
Huda Al Ghoson is the executive director of human resources at global oil company Saudi Aramco. In the second part of our interview, she discusses nationalisation, how Saudi Aramco develops leaders and the future of HR in the Middle East.
A recent study of 215 Saudi-based HR professionals conducted by Informa Middle East, highlights the Human Resource (HR) function’s response to challenges faced by organisations as they strive to meet the Saudi Government’s Saudisation quotas, while still remaining competitive.
Manar Al Hinai recently spoke at the Youth Forum at Tawdheef 2015 addressing Emirati students about her successful work experience. As many of the students were interested in being entrepreneurs, she got inspired to write this piece about the perks of working from home
UAE’s national role models from PwC, Emirates Foundation, and Abu Dhabi Investment Company joined Emiratisation and HR experts to address local students at the Emirati Youth Forum, as part of the Emiratisation Summit 2015 which took place 2nd of February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
As the GCC continues to grow, Nationalisation is becoming more critical for sustainable development. It is important though to acknowledge that the concept of Nationalisation is not new. Therefore, each GCC country has adopted a variety of different approaches in ensuring that its local population…
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).
The Middle East’s largest HR event is just around the corner with over 60 free seminars and 70 leading HR solution providers. To help you make the most of it, we put together a list of 9 things you should do at the show.