The employment market in the Middle East is coming under increased strain, research says. Career progression was a recurring issue for professionals working in the region, as was a feeling they needed to deliver more for less. Job security is a major concern, with one respondent claiming that “permanent, full time employment is a dream for many professionals”. Though, The Middle East has always been attractive for investors and job seekers alike because of the fast-paced growth in the region. The recruiting market is highly competitive in sectors such as the fashion and tourism industry due to the influx of great demand here.
Recruiting Issues in the Middle East
Scarcity Of Available Talent:
Many jobs in the Middle East are created each year as a result of flourishing economies that continue to drive innovation forward. With banking as a major industry along with oil and gas, the number of available qualified and experienced job-seekers to fill the vacancies is lacking. Middle East employers prefer hiring locals due to the fact that expatriate employees are for short-term employment rather than long-term.