UAE Business: New job priority for 30% of Mideast professionals: PwC – Gulf Digital News

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  • Date: 22-Jun-2022
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UAE Business: New job priority for 30% of Mideast professionals: PwC – Gulf Digital News

Around 30% of Middle East professionals responding to a survey said they are “extremely” or “very likely” to look for a new job within the next year, as against the global survey average of 19%, said professional services firm PwC in a new report.

The PwC Middle East Workforce Hopes and Fears Survey 2022, which gathered information from 1,565 workers across the region, found that Middle East employees prioritise upskilling opportunities, transparency, flexibility and wellbeing at work.

Key themes emerging from the report included that younger people have a stronger preference for full-time remote and hybrid working arrangements, and that employees in the region are confident asking for pay increases or promotion.

Randa Bahsoun, Partner, Government & Public Sector and New world. New skills. Leader, PwC Middle East said: “In the age of the ‘great resignation’, it is imperative for employers to keep pace with the demands and wishes of talent or they will look elsewhere to get what they desire from their workplace. With 30% of respondents in the Middle East very likely to look for a new job within the next year (vs 19% globally), factors such as flexible working, trust and transparency, wellbeing and promoting a culture of openness are

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