Report highlights ‘buoyant’ GCC job market

The labour market in the GCC is set to blossom in 2023 and create new jobs across multiple sectors, suggests a report.

However, employers should consider offering more flexible working hours if they are to succeed in what is likely to be a fiercely competitive marketplace.

According to the GCC Salary Guide published by recruitment firm Hays Middle East, 85% of employers are planning to recruit permanent employees.

Meanwhile, 45% of professionals are seeking to change roles and employers, thereby setting the scene for more competition among companies to hire the best talent, stated Hays.

Furthermore, 74% of employers expect salaries within their own organisations to increase this year.

In order to deal with the possibility of a more competitive job market, the Hays report advocates offering flexible working. Currently, just 49% of organisations in the GCC offer such an option.

“Professionals place work-life balance and flexible working as a top priority when looking for a new job,” states the report.

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