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Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges that the Middle East faces, and has faced for quite some time. In this very youthful part of the world, competition for jobs creates an overwhelming amount of pressure on job seekers and on companies alike.
When sourcing and hiring new employees, designing a talent retention strategy, or dealing with the day-to-day matters at the workplace, the focus is always on the inputs and outputs.
A look to busting the myths associated with having happy employees in your company.
As the year 2017 quickly unfolds, it is highly recommended that business owners, managers, recruiters, and all professionals remain abreast of such trends as it will impact what strategies and tools they will need to utilize in order to remain at the top of their game.
In an environment where technology is dictating nearly all aspects and operations of a business, the lookout for new tools that can improve existing practices and keep up with market demand is not something to be taken for granted.
Imagine yourself trying to find a job as a fresh graduate in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Not only would you be looking for employment in one of the most tumultuous regions in the world, in challenging economic times, but you would also be competing with millions of other graduates who are looking for jobs.
According to the Entrepreneurship in the Middle East survey, November 2015, 64% of working-age respondents in MENA region would rather have their own business than be employed.
Starting a Business
If you're hoping to set up a business, finding the right place to start is a critical first step.
Hang on to your most most valuable business asset -human capital- with these tips based on research by Bayt.com.
In recent years, corporate social responsibility (CSR), has gained prominence and support from companies in the Middle East and wider society.
A recruitment process that is not optimized can lead to reduced productivity, reduced employee morale and even potentially lasting negative impact on the brand, as well as suppliers and clients.
Being sustainable isn't a choice anymore, it's a necessity.