Thursday 29 January 2015

New scholarship to encourage female pilots in Gulf

A new scholarship has been set up to help encourage female pilots in the Gulf. The Arabian Section of the 99's International Women Pilots Association has set up the Yvonne Trueman Scholarship, named in honour of its former area governor, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (


Gulf Education moves from London to Abu Dhabi

The 2015 edition of Gulf Education, a showcase of developments in education, has moved from its birthplace of London following great demand, and will be held in Abu Dhabi, said event organisers. The event is taking place on March 18 and 19 at the Dusit Thani Hotel Abu Dhabi.


Etihad to offer 6,000 jobs to UAE nationals

Etihad Airways will offer jobs to more than 6,000 UAE nationals over the next five years as part of its UAE national development strategy, the airline said. The jobs will span the entire spectrum of the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s operations. The UAE flag carrier wil


Over 90pc of UAE firms hiring this year

About 91 per cent of the UAE-based companies intend to strategically recruit additional employees in 2015, a report said. The private sector leads the demand for fresh talent in the UAE, according to a recent survey by REACH Employment Services, a regional market leader for recru


GCC must plan long-term to counter talent crunch

With economic recovery in the West, many expatriates are staying at or returning to their home countries, forcing GCC employers to think long-term plans to counter the talent crush, according to an expert. Sabine Vinck, associate dean, Executive Education, London Business School,


Reference checks critical for hiring, say Mena firms

A staggering 84.1 per cent of HR departments of Mena firms conduct reference checks prior to hiring eligible candidates, a report said, shedding unprecedented light on the workforce strategies of companies. Around 29.3 per cent of respondents operating in the field of HR claim th


Etisalat, Intel to boost digital education solutions

Etisalat Group, a leading telecommunications operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia region, said it has joined hands with Intel Corporation to transform education solutions in the Middle East. Announcing this at Bett 2015, the world's leading learning technology event, whic


Talent retention a priority for UAE employers

The war for talent in the UAE is expected to intensify, driving up the importance of employee attraction and retention, with large-scale growth looking over the UAE’s business landscape in preparation for the Dubai Expo 2020, according to an expert. Jonas Prising, chief exe


New secretariat urged at business centre in Bahrain

The Manama Declaration 2015 on 'Entrepreneurship and Development' has called for the setting up of a special secretariat within the Arab International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Investment (AICEI) in Bahrain. The declaration follows the conclusion of First Internati


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