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5 Things You Need to Know Before Asking for a Pay Raise

Posted by Reem Boudraa May 13, 2015 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered why some people earn more than others in similar job roles or companies? Or why some employees get a higher raise than others when they put less effort into their job? Here’s a bitter truth for you: A first-rate performance at work will not necessarily guarantee you the salary you deserve. […]

How to Find a Job in Saudi Arabia

Posted by Reem Boudraa September 23, 2014 0 Comment

Saudi Arabia has always been one of the most attractive countries in the Middle East to live and work. In particular, Riyadh is considered to have the highest possibility of employment in the region ahead of many other cities, with 49% of respondents saying that the availability of jobs in Riyadh is either ‘good’ or […]

You’ll never guess where money in the Middle East goes

Posted by Reem Boudraa June 15, 2014 2 Comments

36% of people in the Middle East save nothing from their salary. You’ve read that right – a third of us aren’t able to save a dime. According to the MENA Salary Survey 2014, an overwhelming 86% of respondents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region claim that the cost of living […]

10 Ways People in the Arab World Use the Internet

Posted by Reem Boudraa May 20, 2014 0 Comment

While internet users in the Arab world today make up less than 0.5% of the global internet population, they have been growing at a faster than average rate. Today, our research indicates that the internet penetration rate in the Arab region as a whole stands at 36% (compared to a global average of 40% of […]

Five Reasons to Be Optimistic about the MENA’s Economy

Posted by Reem Boudraa April 14, 2014 0 Comment

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 1 Comment

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 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

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

Yesterday, announced the results of its latest survey, The ”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 is not just a job site. In addition to helping employers find quality candidates and jobseekers find top jobs, 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

Earlier last week, we learned through the latest 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 […]

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