Executives from sales and marketing and professionals from legal and finance sectors will likely be the most in demand in the UAE this year with the best salary hikes expected for the professionals in the latter sectors, a new report has said.
"Sales professionals will remain in demand as businesses expand their markets to overcome the local challenging economic conditions. Fintech and manufacturing will remain growth sectors, spurred by government incentives to diversify industries in the region," Jason Grundy, country head at Robert Walters Middle East, said in a report.
He said that professionals with local experience and GCC nationals with international experience will be the most in demand by employers. According to Robert Walters, job volumes remained stable with a slight increase at the end of 2017.
Grundy has projected that UAE employees will see an average salary increase of one
"Digital jobs are more adaptable in the face of technological disruption, especially those related to emerging technologies in information technology, data analysis, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology
Matar said that the next wave of jobs growth will mainly come from blockchain, 3D printing, drones, virtual reality, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, robotics and artificial intelligence.
He revealed that statistical analysis and data mining, public policy and international relations and algorithm design, top the list in terms of demand for skills.
Jason Grundy stated that
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He said the ongoing impact of the Emiratisation strategy, which rewards banks based on their ability to provide opportunities for UAE nationals, will help to drive demand for local talent as well as UAE nationals currently based overseas to return home.
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More findings from the report stated that a new age interview process is emerging in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) to solve the problems with traditional job interviews, as the talent leaders who were surveyed noted the bias problem in
This new era of talent intelligence is a big step forward as it's allowing recruiting professionals to use data to influence the strategic direction of their companies and elevate their own careers. About 48
Hiring managers in Mena are also seeing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can help them work faster by automating administrative tasks, and how smarter it can be by generating insights they wouldn't think of alone. According to the report, 36