Wednesday 7 October 2015

Labour challenges probed at Bahrain summit

Landmark discussions on labour movement, the role of the financial sector, unemployment, and doing business in the GCC started yesterday at the First Annual Global Employers’ Summit. It is being held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Pri


Bahrain backs ethical hiring

Bahrain could become the first country in the region to enter a partnership that ensures ethical recruitment of expatriates. The idea is to set up a network of trustworthy recruitment agencies through an International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS), which would supply foreign manpower ba


Five projects to join Qatar’s WISE programme

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a leading international initiative driving innovation and collaboration in education in Qatar, has announced that five projects will join the 2015-2016 WISE Accelerator Programme. Launched in 2014, the Accelerator is designed to s


Empowering women focus of society’s summit

The Bahrain Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development Society is hosting the Active Leaders for Women’s Advancement in the Near East’s (ALWANE) third regional summit later this year, it was announced. To be held under the patronage of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Z


Marriott, Injaz Al-Arab partner to provide job opportunities

Marriott International has partnered with Injaz Al-Arab, the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) regional office of Junior Achievement Worldwide, to launch the organisation’s youth empowerment campaign ‘Expand Your Horizon.’     Marriott I


Global experts for Abu Dhabi education forum

Higher education leaders from 50 countries will discuss the new role of universities in promoting innovation and growth of knowledge-based society at the upcoming Mena Higher Education Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The second edition of the event will run from November 9 to


New poll to develop domestic workers recruitment launched

The UAE's Ministry of Interior has started the field stage of the public opinion poll aimed at organising the domestic workers recruitment sector, to develop and improve the services provided to citizens and residents' families.   The work teams will vis


Du hosts Insead executive graduation

UAE-based Du, a major telecom group, recently hosted the graduation ceremony for the third cohort of the Insead Executive Leadership Programme at its main headquarters in Dubai Media City. The event was attended by Insead dean of Executive Education along with several senior exec


Global speakers for Dubai HR summit

A host of world-class leadership experts are coming together in Dubai next month to address more than 3,000 Middle East HR professionals at the HR Summit & Expo.    The theme of the 12th edition of the summit is Business Unusual: Disrupting HR and Leading Innovation


Bahrain to monitor UAE labour initiative

Bahrain will monitor the success of a UAE initiative that requires all signed employment offers for expats to be submitted to the government before work permits are issued. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, reported the UAE initiative on Wednesday (September 30), wit

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