UAE businesses show confidence in hiring

22/08/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
UAE businesses show confidence in hiring

Businesses operating in the UAE have shown confidence in their hiring prospects over the next quarter.According to the Jobs Index from Bayt.com and YouGovSiraj, 53 per cent of employers in the UAE plan to recruit new staff in the next three months.Indeed, only six per cent of respondents said they would definitely not be hiring over the period.Throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, people with engineering skills will be in the highest demand, with 25 per cent of organisations saying they will favour these qualifications, although business management and commerce skills are also highly sought-after.Organisations also indicated that they are keen to fill more lower executive roles.The Jobs Index revealed that 59 per cent of employers consider being able to speak English and Arabic an important skills."When recruiting, the region's organisations place much more emphasis on key skills such as fluency in the first language of the region, in addition to teamwork, personality, loyalty and honesty," commented Sundip Chahal, chief executive of YouGov.