Thursday 5 May 2016

15 projected selected as Wise Awards finalists

Qatar's World Innovation Summit for Education (Wise) has revealed the names of 15 projects selected as 2016 Wise Awards finalists. Inaugurated by Qatar Foundation in 2009, under the leadership of its chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Wise Awards identify


Employee screening ‘key to hiring best candidates’

The lack of a central database holding key information about potential employees, including their personal financial status and debt default information is a key cause for concern in the recruitment sector, said experts. The absence of a functioning persona non grata - or PNG - l


Bahrainisation alert to companies

Employers who fail to adhere to Bahrainisation quotas will be fined or have work permits cancelled, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit GDNonline.


First all-women business park opens in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco, Princess Nourah University (PNU) and Wipro Arabia, a subsidiary of India's Wipro, today inaugurated Saudi Arabia’s first all-women business and technology park. The project is expected to create nearly 21,000 jobs for Saudi women over a period of 10 years.


Mena employers highlight skills gap in region

Just over half (56 per cent) of employers across Mena feel comfortable their company has sufficient skilled employees to achieve this year’s goals, indicating a skills gap in the region, according to a new report. Meanwhile, over 1 in every 4 surveyed employers (28 per cent


CSR forum to focus on changing attitudes

The 13th edition of the CSR Summit has been re-branded as Ta’atheer, the Mena social impact and CSR Forum, in recognition of how attitudes are changing towards corporate social responsibility and a shift in focus on business strategies and programmes that ensure long-term sustainable soci


Bahrain’s LMRA to open new branch

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will today (May 2) inaugurate its new branch at Mina Salman, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit GDNonline.


HSBC, British Council host youth development programme

HSBC Bank Middle East and the British Council hosted their second workshop in Manama, Bahrain recently, as part of the youth development programme Taqaddam. Over 200 students from 10 schools participated in the workshop which is the culmination of a seven-week programme designed to equ


Henley calls nominations for Global Citizen Award

Henley & Partners, a global leader in residence and citizenship planning, has announced the call for nominations for the annual Global Citizen Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions towards improving the global community and creating


Abu Dhabi platform to back STEM education

Citizen Science, a digital platform that aims to encourage passion for science among our youth and create a pipeline of millions of scientists and innovators for the future was unveiled at an event in Abu Dhabi, UAE today (April 28). Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), in collabo

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