Emiratis can ‘earn more in private sector jobs’
Abu Dhabi, January 7, 2014
Emiratis can earn more in private sector employment than in government jobs in the long term, provided that their expectations are clearly aligned with those of their employers, said an expert.
Essa AlMulla, executive director of National Workforce Development at the Emirates National Development Programme, said that while many private sector employers expectations don’t always match with their employees, both parties can enjoy a highly beneficial future as long as employers give their recruits a clear picture of their future with the company.
“Aligning expectations is crucial for private sector employers when recruiting UAE national job seekers, who tend to expect automatic promotion after a couple of years in a company,” said Al Mulla.
“Although the private sector may not be able to compete with the public sector on salary in the short term, it can provide UAE nationals with a varied career and excellent experience in line with the international standards. In the long term, if the candidate works hard and applies him or herself, he or she can earn a larger salary than if employed by the government.”
Private sector employers seeking to fulfil their Emiratisation initiatives will take part at the Tawdheef recruitment show, which will take place from February 3 to 5 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
As a government organisation established to help Emiratis acquire jobs in the private sector, the ENDP is an official supporter of Tawdheef, a leading UAE recruitment show, which has signed on major private and semi-private organisations such as Mubadala, TwoFour54, Dolphin Energy, and First Gulf Bank, said a statement.
“Job seekers can get a clear idea of the career opportunities available and they will be able to see that a career in the private sector for Emiratis is not only worthwhile professionally, but in the long term it is also more rewarding financially,” added Al Mulla. - TradeArabia News Service