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    Five Reasons to Be Optimistic about the MENA’s Economy

    Posted by Reem Boudraa April 14, 2014 0 Comment 701 views

    As a graduate student, I was taught to think critically and always look at the gloomy side of things. A hypothesis was always wrong until proven otherwise; a conclusion was always incomplete; and your paper always had to have a section for ‘future’ work, work that you weren’t able to finish because of time or […]

    REVEALED: Employers in MENA are looking for entry-level professionals

    Posted by Reem Boudraa March 17, 2014 0 Comment 1428 views

    If you’re graduating soon then you should rejoice as the majority of employers in the Middle East and North Africa region are looking for entry-level professionals. Indeed, the latest Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey – February 2014 shows that hiring trends in the next three and 12 months will be mostly toward the younger […]

    Women in the MENA have never been better

    Posted by Reem Boudraa March 6, 2014 0 Comment 684 views

    As we celebrate the 106th annual International Women’s Day this Saturday, March 8th, we have an opportunity to applaud some of the accomplishments, successes, and milestones of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Today, women in the MENA are increasingly occupying senior positions, even in traditionally male-dominated roles and industries. We have […]

    Millennials in the MENA Want to Be Entrepreneurs

    Posted by Reem Boudraa February 11, 2014 0 Comment 752 views

    Yesterday, Bayt.com announced the results of its latest survey, The Bayt.com ”Millennials in the Middle East and North Africa” survey, February 2014. The survey reveals that almost 60% of millennials (i.e. those between 18-34 years old) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region rely on their families for supplementary income. A further 41% […]

    HR Trends in MENA: 2013 Research Findings

    Posted by Reem Boudraa January 19, 2014 0 Comment 913 views

    Bayt.com is not just a job site. In addition to helping employers find quality candidates and jobseekers find top jobs, Bayt.com delivers a rich (and free!) calendar of valuable research reports on issues that are related to various aspects of people’s careers, but also to their happiness, well-being, and aspirations. Regular reports our community is […]

    Consumer sentiments mixed among MENA residents

    Posted by Reem Boudraa September 25, 2013 0 Comment 2072 views

    Earlier last week, we learned through the latest Bayt.com Consumer Confidence Index survey that the overall consumer confidence in the Middle East region had jumped to 347.87 in September from 285.83 in March. But what does that mean? It means that, overall, people in the Middle East are more optimistic about the different components of […]

    People in the Middle East more likely to buy from you if you’re socially responsible

    Posted by Reem Boudraa August 25, 2013 0 Comment 1902 views

    “As you sow, so shall you reap.” This universal concept widely embraced by corporations around the world and given a name we’re all familiar with (Corporate Social Responsibility, or simply ‘CSR’) is now being embraced by companies across the Middle East due to its many benefits to various stakeholder groups, but also to the company […]

    Are your skill sets in demand and what you can do about it

    Posted by Reem Boudraa August 22, 2013 0 Comment 2538 views

    A generation ago, employers routinely hired people right out of school and were willing to provide almost all their skills. Apprenticeships and similar programs provided ways for the employees to essentially pay for the training themselves.* Today, employers who expect colleges to provide most of their skills should work more closely with educational institutions to […]

    Can money buy happiness?

    Posted by Reem Boudraa July 24, 2013 1 Comment 2385 views

    Can money buy happiness? This question, long pondered over by philosophers, psychologists and sociologists has more recently become a subject for empirical study by economists, corporations and governments alike. By testing survey data accumulated over time, and from different countries, it has been made possible to revisit this question with renewed understanding of happiness or […]

    Is a freelancing career in the Middle East a good option?

    Posted by Reem Boudraa June 2, 2013 0 Comment 2620 views

    “Freelance” is a term that is used to describe a person who works as a self-employed individual, without being committed to a full-time or part-time employer on a regular basis. Full-time freelancing is basically being self-employed and not committed to any one company. You must have heard those seemingly perfect freelance stories: some designer quits […]

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