Expat job retention 'deeper than salary' in UAE

31/03/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskell
Expat job retention 'deeper than salary' in UAE

Expatriates will not be satisfied in their job in the UAE going on good salary alone, it has been suggested.

Indeed, job satisfaction and retention is dependent on the individual, Cliff Single, commercial manager at BAC Middle East, told Emirates 24/7.

He said: "There are many variables that affect a person's career choices and the balance of motivations is unique to each person: some prefer highly challenging positions, while others give more priority to job stability and the work-life balance."

Mr Single remarked that people who are awarded financially might still not be happy in their role abroad for reasons such as having a poor working relationship with a company.

However, the news provider reported that some businesses believe salary is a priority for expats, with Lama Ataya, chief marketing officer at Bayt.com claiming: "Working professionals all over the Middle East region agree the salaries they earn are directly linked to the loyalty they feel towards their employer."

BAC Middle East reported that 72 per cent of employers are expecting to recruit new staff in Dubai this year, although salaries will likely stay the same.ADNFCR-2019-ID-800483133-ADNFCR