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

    Posted by Reem Boudraa June 15, 2014 2 Comments 1545 views

    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 Bayt.com 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 2285 views

    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 1986 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 2308 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 1352 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 1224 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 1204 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 2219 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 2112 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 2711 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 […]

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