Demand for IT staff up 18pc in UAE
Dubai, November 27, 2011
The UAE’s technology sector is showing signs of recovery and several IT companies are seeking qualified staff to manage complex projects, according to the region’s leading HR solutions provider Dulsco.
Leading IT companies in the country have increased their headcount by at least 18 per cent over the past two months in comparison to the corresponding period last year, Dulsco said.
The findings were based on Dulsco’s research among its large portfolio of technology clients operating in the region.
“Information technology has several specialist segments and many IT companies relocating to the UAE face the challenge of finding the right talent to manage these activities,” says S Balakumar, director, Dulsco HR Solutions. “We are witnessing a slow but definite turnaround in an industry that has bounced back after weathering the global downturn.”
Speaking at the opening of Dulsco’s office in Tecom today, Balakumar also attributed the increase in the demand for skilled professional to the rapid emergence of new IT-related businesses such as social media, online advertising and marketing, search engine optimization and solutions development, among others.
The new office was inaugurated by Dulsco chairman Abdul Aziz Mohammed Khan Abdulla.
Operating in the country for over 75 years, Dulsco is a leading provider of manpower outsourcing solutions for a range of industry verticals and recruits a broad spectrum of specialist IT manpower, from PC support professionals to IT technicians to software developers and data entry operators.
Prabhu Dharmarajan, senior manager for Dulsco Human Resource Outsourcing, added that the recruitment of new talent was not restricted to technology leaders only but also small and medium IT companies which were predominantly looking towards filling entry and mid level positions in their organizations.
“Though the demand for skilled manpower has increased, IT companies are still hiring cautiously and are looking for cost-efficient solutions,” said Dharmarajan. “Most new IT companies prefer to outsource their manpower requirements to specialist recruiting companies so that they can focus on their core business activities, bring about an increasing demand for temporary manpower.”
Dulsco's HR Outsourcing division provides long-term, short-term and temporary staffing options for any office environment, including IT professionals, finance and accounts professionals, marketing professionals, engineering and technical professionals, data entry operators, administrative, front and back-office support, counter sales, and call-centre agents, promoters, ushers & cashiers for events and exhibitions. – TradeArabia News Service