Hiring trends in the UAE in 2016
We’re cautiously optimistic about the 2016 jobs market. The need for new hires is set to be strong among employers across government, real estate, financial services and tourism. In addition, as always, the transient nature of the region’s recruitment needs means we anticipate regular requirements for replacement hires.
Whilst it has been well documented that government spending is being reigned in, the vast public building programmes underway in Dubai and other states will underpin demand for professionals in leadership, legal and finance positions in the region’s head offices during 2016.
On a macro level, as sanctions against Iran begin to ease further in 2016, many companies across the region are set to build headcount across all business areas to cope with this new, exciting market.
We expect salaries to remain largely flat in 2016. However, there will be exceptions such as construction professionals and private practice lawyers, digital experts, category managers (FM) and FP&A professionals.