Staff retention is biggest challenge for companies in UAE: study

With employment opportunities still getting scarce these days, it may be easy to think that employees are no longer hopping from one job to another.  But despite the job crunch, some workers are still quitting in pursuit of the proverbial greener pastures, leaving many organizations scrambling to hire replacements.

In a study among more than 300 senior HR professionals in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, about six in ten (60 per cent) in the UAE cited staff retention and talent management as the most significant areas of focus for the next two years.

Approximately two in ten (21 per cent) acknowledged that retaining employees present the biggest challenge facing their HR departments in the next 12 months alone, while talent management,  employee salaries and benefits, and resourcing and recruitment figure in the top five biggest concerns.

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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