Revealed: Emiratisation hiring insights from the private sector
UAE nationals received multiple job offers in Q4 2021 as Emiratis look for not only attractive salaries and benefits, but also look for learning, impact, and career progression, the latest study by Michael Page indicated Emiratis are not only looking for attractive salaries and financial benefits when joining a company, they are also looking for learnings and career progression, and how their work can directly impact business growth In a year that saw several government-led initiatives towards increasing the number of Emiratis employed in UAE’s private sector, it comes as no surprise that Michael Page reported increased interest from private sector entities looking to hire or gain knowledge around hiring UAE nationals.
In Q4, the recruitment firm indicated it saw a huge shift in the market with strong, qualified UAE national candidates receiving multiple offers, the busiest the Emiratisation job market has been.
“The forming of the Emiratisation HR Development Council & the second set of Projects of the 50 will further drive and develop the UAE National labour market and the engagement of the private sector with Emirati talent,” wrote Samantha Wright, managing consultant Michael Page, Emiratisation in the forward for the company’s report on Emiratisation hiring insights.
“Emiratisation is one of the key discussions we are having with private sector clients in the UAE, especially within the banking sector, given the increased Emiratisation quota in this sector, initiated early in 2021,” she added.
Emiratis are not only looking for attractive salaries and financial benefits when joining a company, they are also looking for learnings and career progression, and how their work can directly impact business growth.