Abu Dhabi, a popular emirate in the United Arab Emirates has several companies that are preferred by the employees to work for according to Glassdoor reviews and a list by Workplace Consultant and Research Company. The contrary part is that not necessarily these companies give good salaries as thy go by the belief that money is not the greatest motivator.
The job market in the Emirate usually is on the positive axis, exception being the first quarter of 2015 according to a report that appeared in The National. The rest of 2015 is going to see a 5% to 10% increase in the hiring activities according to Trefor Murphy, Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa at Morgan McKinley.
Talking about Abu Dhabi, the job market is going to witness a rising percentage according to the report by The National due to further investments in the major sectors like banking and finance. The overall employment scenario in Abu Dhabi still depends on the stability of oil prices.
Recruitment Activity in the UAE; Sectors with Rise and fall in Employment Activities
The UAE is hiring with recruitment activity rising by more than a third after August in 2015. UAE has diversified into various sectors lowering its dependency on the oil sector. The diversification is reaping benefits especially in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The following sectors have witnessed an increase in the hiring activities are:
– Health Care Sector
– Retail/Trade and Logistics
– Information Technology Sector
– Telecom/Internet Services Sector
– Hospitality and Tourism Sector
The sectors that have experienced a decline in the hiring activities are production, automotive, manufacturing and ancillary industry.
Abu Dhabi; Strongest Contributor to the UAE’s Total GDP
Located in the north eastern part of Arabian Gulf on an island 250 meters off the shore, Abu Dhabi is the second largest city of the UAE.
Economy and cityscape of the Emirate makes Abu Dhabi a lucrative Emirate that provides employment opportunities. In the past decade, international companies have moved their operations to Abu Dhabi and hire expats with good technical and soft skills
Some of the popular employers in Abu Dhabi that have the best working culture as listed by Workplace Consultant and Research Company and Glassdoor reviews are:
Belonging to the parent company, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, the multinational has been listed as one of the best companies to work for in 2015 in the UAE. In the Middle-East, the company has presence in two Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Ericsson has developed a system that ensures it hires people who can closely connect with the company’s culture. The company offers fast paced learning through a challenging environment. The company has defined competencies for each role that enables the hiring process to define precisely the need for each role.
2. Abu Dhabi Finance
One of the UAE’s fastest growing leading financial services company, Abu Dhabi Finance is a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) with a healthy work culture for its employees. With the mission to become one of the most admired real estate financial group in the UAE, Abu Dhabi Finance hires people who add to their strength. The company has a one team belief where each employee is treated equal.
3. Estee Lauder
The famous fashion brand Estee Lauder Inc. treats its employees like no one else does. The recruits are welcomed by a welcome card with a book called “Don’t they know its Friday” that has a map locating different locations where the expats can shift in. Other than this the company organizes various programmes where the employees have the liberty to share their innovative ideas.
4. Etihad Airways
The national airlines of the UAE, Etihad Airways is another popular employer in the UAE. In a decade of its establishment, it is now number one airlines in the Emirates. The airlines seek to provide best of the Arabian hospitality and employs people who can help them keep this promise of hospitality. The company believes in a proper of code of conduct and being ethical.
Emirates Telecommunications Corporations is branded as Etisalat is a multinational company primarily based in the UAE. The company creates a culture by hiring the human resources that can help them do be at the top. One of the fastest growing firms that is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the company has its presence in 15 countries today including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Tanzania etc.
Abu Dhabi for Expats
Abu Dhabi has a major population of expatriates working for different companies. The modern outlook and advancement of the Emirate is one of the major reason that the expats are attracted towards Abu Dhabi. The Emirate that is home to more than a million people today has undergone massive transformation.
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