In a move to meet the needs of the labor market in the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East Job Opportunity Index, recently conducted by Bayt.com, in cooperation with YouGov, a market research institution, announced that more than seven out of 10 employers (72%) In the UAE, they plan to hire new employees during the next year, noting that most companies in the country are looking for good communication skills in English and Arabic (52%), ability to work in a team (48%), and good leadership skills (43%).
According to the results of the survey, on which the index was based, business administration (34%), engineering (28%) and information technology (17%) degrees emerged as the most sought-after academic qualifications by employers in the country. 38% of employers who participated in the survey reported that they are looking for candidates with management experience (the ability to manage a team), 31% said they are looking for candidates with medium experience, while 24% are looking for candidates with sales and marketing experience .
The index, which is an in-depth study aimed at measuring job availability and prevailing employment trends, indicated that the jobs of customer service representative (25%), sales executive (19%), human resources manager (17%) and receptionist (17%), are among the most sought-after jobs. in the UAE over the next three months. Good communication skills in English and Arabic (52%), followed by the ability to work in a team (48%), good leadership skills (43%), and the ability to work under pressure (37%), were the most sought-after skills in the region.