Friday 6 May 2016

KidzMondo breaks ground on Qatar edutainment city

KidzMondo, a leading children’s indoor theme park developer, has broken ground on its one-of-a-kind miniature edutainment city in Doha, Qatar.   The new development will come up at the ‘Mall of Qatar’ spread over a built up area of about 8000 sq m, that wil


DBWC starts four-part workshop with Action Coach

The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the official representative organization for business women, in Dubai, kicked off a four-part series workshop titled ‘Four Steps To Delivering Massive Growth In Any Business’ at its May Network. The series will be conducted by Action


15 projects selected as Wise Awards finalists

Qatar's World Innovation Summit for Education (Wise) has revealed the names of 15 projects selected as 2016 Wise Awards finalists. Inaugurated by Qatar Foundation in 2009, under the leadership of its chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Wise Awards identify


Employee screening ‘key to hiring best candidates’

The lack of a central database holding key information about potential employees, including their personal financial status and debt default information is a key cause for concern in the recruitment sector, said experts. The absence of a functioning persona non grata - or PNG - l


Bahrainisation alert to companies

Employers who fail to adhere to Bahrainisation quotas will be fined or have work permits cancelled, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit GDNonline.


First all-women business park opens in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco, Princess Nourah University (PNU) and Wipro Arabia, a subsidiary of India's Wipro, today inaugurated Saudi Arabia’s first all-women business and technology park. The project is expected to create nearly 21,000 jobs for Saudi women over a period of 10 years.


Mena employers highlight skills gap in region

Just over half (56 per cent) of employers across Mena feel comfortable their company has sufficient skilled employees to achieve this year’s goals, indicating a skills gap in the region, according to a new report. Meanwhile, over 1 in every 4 surveyed employers (28 per cent


CSR forum to focus on changing attitudes

The 13th edition of the CSR Summit has been re-branded as Ta’atheer, the Mena social impact and CSR Forum, in recognition of how attitudes are changing towards corporate social responsibility and a shift in focus on business strategies and programmes that ensure long-term sustainable soci


Bahrain’s LMRA to open new branch

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will today (May 2) inaugurate its new branch at Mina Salman, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit GDNonline.


HSBC, British Council host youth development programme

HSBC Bank Middle East and the British Council hosted their second workshop in Manama, Bahrain recently, as part of the youth development programme Taqaddam. Over 200 students from 10 schools participated in the workshop which is the culmination of a seven-week programme designed to equ

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