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  • 4 in 5 Middle East Professionals Might Change their Careers Entirely, Bayt.com Poll Reveals

    A new poll conducted by Bayt.com – the Middle East’s largest Job Site – reveals that more than four in five (83%) professionals have considered “changing their career path completely”, with nearly two thirds (64.2%) saying that it is “very easy” to change jobs in the region.

  • 90% of Jobs Today Require Creativity and Innovation, Bayt.com Poll Shows

    Many of today’s most pressing business problems require creative thinking to solve them, and creativity is an essential ingredient for business growth. Creativity and Innovation in the MENA poll conducted by Bayt.com, the region’s number one job site, shows that nine in 10 jobs nowadays require creativity and innovation.

  • Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-like Stars for the First Time

    Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi that challenges current science on how stars rotate.

  • Bayt.com Poll: 2 in 3 MENA employees have thought about quitting their jobs to find better work-life balance

    A new poll conducted by Bayt.com – the Middle East’s #1 Job Site – titled Work-Life Balance in the MENA Workplace explores its effect on performance, morale and commitment among MENA professionals. A whopping 90% of survey respondents consider work-life balance to be “extremely important”. In fact, it is so important that 65% of poll takers have considered leaving their current job to find better work-life balance at some point during the past 12 months.

  • Bayt.com Poll: Eight in 10 Professionals Choose their Jobs Based on the Company’s Management Style

    A new poll conducted by Bayt.com – the Middle East’s #1 Job Site –titled What Makes the Ideal Manager in the Middle East, revealed that a whopping 81% of Middle East professionals choose jobs based on the company’s management structure and style. Most respondents (80%) prefer working for a company with very clear organizational structure and reporting lines whilst only 16% prefer flexibility in management structure and style.

  • Bayt.com Reveals: UAE Job Market Very Robust with Nearly 9 in 10 Employers Hiring

    The United Arab Emirates remains among the most booming and competitive job markets regionally and globally, with many talented professionals looking to make their next big break. The latest MENA Job Index Survey from Bayt.com, the number one job site in the Middle East, and global online market research company, YouGov, indicates that hiring intentions are on the rise. Three in every four UAE employers (78%) are planning to hire in the next three months, and the outlook continues to improve as 86% of employers are planning to hire in the coming year.

  • Changes in the polar jet circulation bring more dust from the Sahara Desert to the Arctic

    Research scientists at NYU Abu Dhabi, along with other global researchers, have identified a new mechanism by which warm dust travels from the Sahara Desert to the Arctic Circle, which has been proven to affect rising temperatures and ice melt in Greenland.

  • Cyberespionage group uses popular messenger’s brand for targeted attacks on Central Asian diplomatic entities

    Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a wave of cyber-espionage targeted attacks aimed at Central Asian diplomatic organizations. The Trojan called “Octopus”, disguised as a version of a popular and legitimate online messenger, was attracting users amid the news of a possible ban on Telegram messenger in the region. Once installed, Octopus provided attackers with remote access to victims’ computers.

  • DHL study reveals winning logistics strategies for the last mile

    Increasing urbanization is making the last mile of delivery more complex and critical for the success of e-commerce companies, according to new research by DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, and market research company Euromonitor.

  • EXECUTIVES LARGELY UPBEAT, DESPITE REGIONAL TENSIONS AND GLOBAL TURBULENCE, OBG BUSINESS BAROMETER

    Confidence remains broadly high among the executives interviewed for the latest edition of the Business Barometer: UAE CEO Survey, carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG), even though they face considerable challenges caused by growing global economic and political uncertainty.

  • Five Key Events Reshaping Arab Realities for Decades to Come

    The Arab Strategy Forum, in collaboration with the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, today issued a report analysing five key events that could drastically shift the future of the Arab world on an economic, political, and social level in the coming decades.

  • FLEXIBLE WORKING TO CONTRIBUTE $10TR TO GLOBAL ECONOMY BY 2030

    A predicted boom in flexible working could contribute $10.04 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to the first comprehensive socio-economic study of changing workplace practices.

  • Google holds top spot as the Simplest Brand in the United Arab Emirates, according to annual study from Siegel+Gale

    Global strategic branding firm, Siegel+Gale, today announced Google as the top performing brand in the United Arab Emirates in their annual World’s Simplest Brands report. Supermarket giants, Carrefour and Lulu, came a close second and third.

  • HOW SAFE IS YOUR HEART THIS VALENTINE’S DAY?

    A poll undertaken by leading global health insurance services and health care company, Aetna International, has revealed almost a third (31%) of Millennials in the UAE are unaware of the causes or symptoms for heart disease, when cardiovascular disease is the leading cause for death in the region.

  • ICAEW: Accountancy profession can help UAE achieve sustainable development goals

    The “SDGs in Action” forum during the recent World Government Summit in Dubai, has brought into focus the need for governments to harness innovation and technology to accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Global accountancy and finance body ICAEW says the accountancy profession can also contribute massively to this acceleration.

  • ICAEW: Dubai’s business landscape holds promising future

    Accountancy and finance body ICAEW says recent developments and plans announced by Dubai’s government highlights the emirate’s promising trajectory towards cementing its influential position as a future-proof global business capital. The plans, which include a geo-economic map for the city, the first virtual commercial city in the region, free economic and creative zones in universities, and Dubai International Financial Center’s (DIFC) expansion plan, aim to accelerate the development of Dubai’s business landscape.

  • IMA Releases Enhanced Management Accounting Competency Framework for Professionals in the Digital Age

    IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has released its enhanced Management Accounting Competency Framework. The updated Framework reflects the skills management accountants will need to remain relevant and be future-ready.

  • Increased Adoption of Cloud by Education Sector to Increase Security, Lower Costs and Make Management Easier, Nutanix Study Reveals

    Use of the cloud to handle IT workloads by education institutions is set to increase by 2020, bringing numerous benefits to the education sector in terms of efficiency, cost reductions and security management, according to the first ever global Enterprise Cloud index commissioned by Nutanix. The study, which examined the education sector’s plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds*, found that 55% of educational institutions’ workloads will be running in the cloud by 2020, compared to 38% currently. The results depict a future powered by ‘hyperconverged’ infrastructure, with education institutions to benefit from advantages including improved scalability, lower total cost of operation and flexibility of workload applications.

  • MENA printing business forecast to grow to $32bn in 2019

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continue to present one of the world’s key growth regions for printing.

    In 2019, the total value of the commercial print business in MENA is forecast to reach $32.0 billion, according to exclusive research from Smithers Pira, the worldwide authority on the packaging, print and paper supply chains. They released the data ahead of the 2019 edition of Gulf Print & Pack, the leading industry event for the commercial print and packaging industry in the region.

  • More Gulf institutions turning to education technology

    Technology is playing a key role in transforming the learning process in the Gulf region as educational institutions are investing heavily to shift from lecture-style classrooms to active-learning environments, say experts.