Jobs for Emirati top priority says Sheikh Mohammed


According to a report in, finding jobs for UAE citizens is one of the government’s top priorities, the prime minister told hundreds of state officials on Monday during a forum to discuss his economic policies.

The unusual event underlined the urgency with which leaders in the UAE and other Gulf states are trying to boost employment among their citizens.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum addressed some 1,700 government employees at the two-hour forum. The public could pose questions to the prime minister through a website.

It’s a priority of the entire leadership. We are pressing ahead with this,” Sheikh Mohammed, who is also Dubai’s ruler, said in answer to a question about employment policy. “We are facing different challenges but this will remain unchanged.”

Sheikh Mohammed said the government was working on a project to employ 120,000 UAE nationals, but did not give details. He also urged private companies to hire more UAE citizens, but did not announce new incentives or requirements for them to do so.

UAE’s first pension scheme for expats

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88.5% of UAE’s 8.2m population are expatriates

According to a report in, NBAD Trust Company (Jersey) Limited, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), has launched Wealth Builder Plan, a corporate trust solution that allows employers to offer their expatriates staff greater rewards through corporate savings and pension schemes.

Wealth Builder Plan, the first pension scheme for expatriates by a UAE bank, has been specifically designed for domestic and multi-national companies that employ expatriates and seek to increase their return on human resources investment by attracting, rewarding and retaining talent.

It is essentially a packaged corporate structure underpinned by a range of investment fund options that employees can choose based on their risk appetite. The schemes are tailored for each client, and regular investments can be made solely by the company or by both employer and employee.

The new service that would dramatically improve UAE as a place to live and work.


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 »