Tuesday 21 October 2014

75pc employees ‘are not committed to their work’

Nearly 75 per cent of employees worldwide are not actively engaged in their work and their organisation, according to a new research. Despite this statistic, private and public sector organisations across the global have recognised that fully engaged employees are crucial in an i


Unesco IITE board appoints new head

The governing board of the Unesco Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) has appointed Dr Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), as its head. The appointment will help bolster UAE's efforts to be at the forefront o


Govt jobs ‘most preferred by Emirati professionals’

The majority of Emirati professionals prefer the government as employer, followed by military, defence and police services, oil, gas and petrochemicals and banking and finance, a report said. The majority (55 per cent) of Emirati professionals prefer the government as an favoured


Top speakers to attend the HR Summit in Dubai

British Paralympic triathlon champion Karen Darke and Marshall Goldsmith, one of the 15 most influential business speakers in the world as recognised by Forbes magazine, will address hundreds of human resources professionals from the Middle East at the bi-annual global study tomorrow (October 2


Four Seasons Bahrain plans recruitment drive

The new Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is gearing up for its largest Bahrain-based recruitment drive from October 26 to 28. The 68-storey property due to open its doors in the kingdom’s capital Manama shortly. The mass recruitment drive, to be held at Sheraton Hotel, is


ME firms finding it tough to recruit, retain top talent

Organisations in the Middle East are facing greater challenges than employers elsewhere in the world with 70 per cent of the firms admitting difficulty in attracting and retaining critical skill and high potential employees, a report said. Seventy-five per cent of Middle East emp


Blackstone, Mumtalakat buy into GEMS Education

Dubai's Fajr Capital said on Wednesday that it was part of a group including Blackstone and Bahrain sovereign fund Mumtalakat that acquired a "significant minority stake" in UAE-based GEMS Education. No price for the deal was given in the statement posted on Fajr


Booz Allen Hamilton expands Mena ops

Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm, has announced a significant expansion of its Mena presence, alongside five new partners in strategy consulting and digital expertise. Booz Allen Hamilton will deliver services across the region spanning North


Adipec plans programme to inspire Emirati students

Young Adipec, an outreach programme aligned with the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (Adipec), will offer students from schools across Abu Dhabi an exciting line-up of events designed to encourage youngsters to choose a career path into the oil and gas industry.


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