Sunday 30 August 2015

Gulf managers urged to take more risks, innovate

Management in the Gulf need to take more risks and develop staff to think creatively, according to a new global innovation survey designed to help companies stop wasting their best ideas and flushing billions of dollars down the drain. Announced in Abu Dhabi today (August 30) by


Bias against Bahraini disabled ‘hurting job chances’

Discrimination against disabled Bahrainis is preventing them from finding work and making them reliant on government handouts, it has been claimed. A ‘lack of belief’ on the part of employers is to blame for the worrying trend, according to Bahrain Mobility International – b


Ericsson launches ICT professional programme in ME

Ericsson has officially launched its ICT Professional Foundation Program in the Middle East covering 12 countries with the ambition of helping graduates looking to join ICT giants, to be better equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to this cutting edge business.


Heavy school bags alert for Bahrain’s school students

Heavy school bags could be causing irreversible spinal damage to Bahrain’s students, a government health expert has warned. Carrying too much in a bag that is ill-fitting and poorly designed is the root cause of the problem, Health Ministry Public Health Directorate school health progra


EK Kanoo receives apprenticeship programme students

Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Bahrain, has welcomed students of the 'Body and Paint Apprenticeship Program' from Al Jabriya Secondary Technical Boys School.    The programme started in July and will continue for ten mo


10,000 benefit from amnesty for illegals in Bahrain

Around 2,000 foreigners who have been working illegally in Bahrain have left without facing any penalties, as part of a general amnesty. Another 8,000 expatriates have legalised their status by finding new employers in the last two months, according to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (


Jobs Abu Dhabi attracts record applicants

The Jobs Abu Dhabi (JAD) Portal, a key initiative under the e-Government programme of the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), continues to witness widespread success and demand as the preferred recruitment channel for Abu Dhabi this year, attracting more than 100,000 applicants.


Concern over attacks on Bahraini schools

Bahraini activists have expressed concern over a spate of attacks on schools shortly before the new academic term is set to start. It follows three incidents outside government schools in Muharraq in the space of a week, including the discovery of two suspicious objects placed near the Abdulr


Pearl, CPC unit to host women roundtable in Jeddah

Pearl Initiative, a leading independent private sector-led, not-for-profit organisation working across the Gulf Region to influence and improve corporate accountability and transparency, has partnered with Binaa Wa Amal, a division of Construction Products Holding Company (CPC), a leading Sau


UAE jobs market ‘drawing global interest’

UAE is currently witnessing an increase in demand for skilled talent, especially sales and engineering positions, said a top official, adding that prospective candidates are on a lookout for Dubai as a preferred place to work. “UAE economy is steadily accelerating. The gove

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