Top Companies For The Millennial Generation – UAE


Great Place to Work® Institute UAE revealed its third annual list of ‘Top 15 Companies to Work For in the UAE’ during an awards ceremony at The H Hotel (formerly The Monarch) in Dubai earlier this month.

In addition to its awards for overall workplace excellence, the Institute gave special recognition to the country’s ‘Top Companies for the Millennial Generation

Microsoft, THE One, DHL and Marriott were acknowledged for implementing best practices in hiring, developing and retaining millennial generation talent. According to the Institute these companies’ programs hold valuable lessons for the UAE business community on how to develop the highly influential and tech-savvy demographic of 20-something year olds.


The Top 10 Places to work in the UAE 2013 — and why


The Great Place to Work Institute UAE has just announced the list of the top ten companies that are great places to work in the UAE and also explained why. This means that these companies are great places to send your CV for a  vacancy or even to make a speculative job enquiry.

The Top 10 places to work in the UAE 2013 — and why

1. Microsoft Gulf FZ LLC

What makes them great?   Microsoft has a business-focused culture, but is also committed to work/life balance. A charter of principles help enables it to maintain awareness of some of the key issues impacting an individual’s work/life balance.Continue Reading » launches New ‘Contract Jobs’ section — Check it out


With increased recruitment activity around temporary and contractual jobs,, with an aim to help jobseekers  find contractual jobs, today announced ‘Contract Jobs’ section for professional, contractual and temporary hiring in the region.

With Contract jobs, both employers and jobseekers will now find better access to the pool of talent looking for contractual employment and companies that look to hire contract workers, project workers respectively.

The key highlights of the contracts section:

  • Dedicated section for Contract Jobs with a tab on the home page of
  • Specialized section under contract jobs for ‘Women on the go': will target women who are looking at part time/ project based/ contractual employment.
  • Specialized section under contract jobs for: ‘Career after Career': Will target retired people who are looking at pursuing career after the retirement.

Visit contract jobs today to find your next contract opportunity.


UAE Is One of The Best Places to Work in the World


A recent survey conducted by and YouGov on employee motivation in MENA has revealed that employees in the UAE are extremely satisfied with the work that they do, and that they are very happy with the management and communication style of their employers and they are also satisfied with the working enviroment. UAE employees believe that a good work-life balance is crucial to high levels of motivation.

Read on to see the main highlights of the survey and to understand why the UAE is a great place to start and build your career.Continue Reading »

Dubai academy opens gate for English soccer career


Getting into the mainstream of sports is virtually impossible for most young expats in Dubai but there are a few grassroot level coaches and academies in the UAE who have laid the path for their trainees to be potential professionals.

The Go-Pro Sports Football Academy (GPSFA) located at Dubai English Speaking College in Academic City is a fine example of how local talent here can be spotted, nurtured and trained for possible inclusion in the professional club setups abroad, especially the UK.

The academy is open to all age groups and abilities, and both boys and girls can attend. Go-Pro Sports has been in Dubai for the last four years and as a coach and a head of the football section Kirk Hilton said: “I know I have the experience to not only improve the level of football here in the United Arab Emirates, but also to offer individuals a chance to understand the game further and to ensure they are aware of what is required to become a professional footballer.”

To find out more about starting an international football career in Dubai, please click here.

Dubai Jobseekers let down by Job Application Mistakes


REED Global highlights last year’s top job-application mistakes and how to avoid them in 2013.

According to a report in the Arabian Gazette, Job-seekers based in the Middle East are committing simple errors when applying for positions, hampering their chances of landing a dream job, according to the recruitment company REED Global.

With job application activity increasing significantly in the New Year, REED’s Dubai-based team compiled UAE-specific research from 2012 analysing common factors that led to job applications being rejected. Example mistakes included:

  • applicants distributing multiple versions of their CV containing significant content differences
  • having errors into the subject line of their email
  • and making blanket applications for a company’s available positions,
  • applying for jobs using informal email addresses
  • failing to update contact details
  • and replying “yes” to every question on a screening questionnaire.

Addressing job-hunters who use informal email addresses when submitting CVs or applications, Ash Athawale, Recruitment Manager at REED, said: “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. These first impressions are absolutely vital and using an unprofessional email address that starts with something like ‘partygirl’ or ‘gamerboy24x7’ won’t impress a recruiter.”