UAE Employers Can Lead The Way To Gender Balance

A recent study reported in the Gulf News by The Boston Consulting Group, found that, while 85 per cent of leading organisations in the middle east view gender diversity as a top priority, only one in five companies have targeted recruiting strategies for female talent. The report highlighted the need for the role of women in the workplace to be more clearly defined in the Middle East to address the lack of women in management positions.

The report concluded that the UAE could play a leading global role in greater integration of women as statistics show that young Emirati women are better educated than their male peers and often demonstrate stronger work ethic.

This report should be good news for female Emirati staff as this report brings gender equality to the table — and so female Emirati staff can hope to see some positive action soon.

About the author

Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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