Mona Karaoui's Blog (19)

Best Cities to Work in the Middle East and North Africa ...

As our Bayt.com community already knows, every month for many years now we have conducted a regional MENA HR survey and the results of these surveys have been made available for FREE to all our HR practitioners, Employers and Professionals/Jobseekers. This month we released the much anticipated Best Cities to Work in the Middle East and North Africa study and the results have been eye-opening to say the… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on December 9, 2010 at 8:27am — No Comments

Its Our Birthday and We Can Smile if We Want To

Our die-hard fans on both the Jobseeker and Employer side are of course aware that October 2010 marked Bayt.com’s 10th Anniversary! Ten years of helping you help the region by promoting employment on a micro and macro scale. At the level of every single job role and industry and career level as well as the level of every single country in the region. Together we have succeeded enabling hundreds of thousands of… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on November 2, 2010 at 4:33am — No Comments

Phone Screening Tips to Expedite the Interviewing Process

Question by Recruiter:

I’ve narrowed down my list of job applicants, but am still feeling overwhelmed…What phone screening tips can you recommend to help me reduce the amount of face-to-face interviews for only the most qualified candidates?



Answer by Bayt.com’s Senior HR Consultant, Suha Mardelli Haroun



Arrange a time.

Arrange a set time for you and the candidate to talk, then keep it short, 15-30… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on October 13, 2010 at 3:02am — No Comments

More than half of UAE’s employers are planning to recruit in next quarter

New research by Bayt.com and YouGov Siraj



Overwhelming 67% of organisations in the MENA region likely to hire in a year’s time.



More than half of the region’s employers, 54%, plan to recruit over the next few months, according to the new Bayt.com Jobs Index study conducted by the region’s number one job site Bayt.com, in conjunction with research specialists YouGov Siraj. In the UAE, just over a quarter of the respondents… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on September 19, 2010 at 4:11am — No Comments

Promotion to Management

Question from Job Seeker:

I have been working for the same company for almost 4 years now. Throughout this time, I have worked hard, learned a lot, overachieved, and been promoted faster than anyone else I know in my department: from marketing executive to senior marketing executive and now recently marketing manager. I am very excited about this position yet I…
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Added by Mona Karaoui on August 9, 2010 at 7:56am — No Comments

All in a Day’s Work

Finding a job is a full time job we constantly remind our Bayt.com community of ambitious, upwardly mobile professionals. It requires discipline, rigor, planning and a lot of organization, dedication and energy. It ideally requires waking up at an early daylight hour, donning suitable workplace attire and allocating a reasonable amount of time to pounding the pavements both online in cyberspace from your desktop and also in the physical world attending informational interviews, professional… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on July 26, 2010 at 2:23am — No Comments

Interview with Pamela Kiwan, HR & Recruitment Specialist at Cedarcom, Beirut, Lebanon

Bio:

Pamela holds a Masters Degree in Management&Marketing from the Lebanese University in Beirut. With over 4 years of experience in the Recruitment & HR field in various industries with regional companies in the United Arab Emirates, Pamela today heads the HR department at Cedarcom – Mobi in Beirut, Lebanon.



1. How do you like living and working in Lebanon?

Beirut has always been referred to as the Paris of the Middle East, and it’s true. Beirut’s… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on July 20, 2010 at 4:29am — No Comments

What to look for in a prospective employer?

Question from Job seeker

I am soon to graduate with a MBA from one of the UAE’s Top academic institutions. I can confidently say I have attained an excellent education background, impeccable communication and analyzing skills backed with internship experiences at Top Multi National companies in the Middle East. I have already started applying to jobs in the UAE and have 2 to 3 offers waiting in line. I am not sure though, what is it that I must look at first when trying to choose… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on July 20, 2010 at 4:23am — 1 Comment

Interview with Markus Gries, HR Director at Fraport KAIA, KSA

Visit: http://blog.bayt.com/2010/06/interview-with-markus-gries-hr-director-at-fraport-kaia-ksa



Bio


Markus graduated with a MBA from WIU in Phoenix, AZ and then worked as Head of Flight Operations in Frankfurt from 1989 till 1996. Markus has long been working for Fraport´s joint ventures abroad. For nine years in Tenerife and Palma de Mallorca, Spain, as Director… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on July 11, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Middle East Consumer Confidence Index- June 2010

July 05, 2010



The goal of the Middle East Consumer Confidence Index analysis is to understand the perceptions and attitudes of Middle Eastern consumers regarding the economy of their countries, their personal financial and job situation, their likelihood to purchase and invest and the employment and jobs market in general. Job seekers surveyed were spread across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and other Middle Eastern and North African… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on July 11, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Women in the Middle East Workplace 2010- Survey

"The Women in the Middle East Workplace 2010" survey is a measure of women’s perceptions, attitudes, experiences and satisfaction with various elements of their role in the Middle Eastern workplace, particularly regarding their treatment relative to that received by their male counterparts.



Data for the Women in the Middle East Workplace poll was collected online between the period of 26th April and 23rd May 2010 with a total of 2086 respondents, including locals, Arab expats,… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on June 24, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Middle East Job Index | April 2010

May 09, 2010



The Middle East Jobs Index Survey (JI) is conducted to gauge perceptions of job availability and hiring, to identify job trends and to provide an understanding of the key skill sets and qualifications required in the Middle East job market. This Jobs Index is the first Jobs Index of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa region and the region's definitive benchmark guide to who is hiring, when they are hiring and what positions employers are looking to fill over… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on June 10, 2010 at 6:41am — No Comments

What to look for in a prospective employer

Question from Job seeker



I am soon to graduate with a MBA from one of the UAE’s Top academic institutions. I can confidently say I have attained an excellent education background, impeccable communication and analyzing skills backed with internship experiences at Top Multi National companies in the Middle East. I have already started applying to jobs in the UAE and have 2 to 3 offers waiting in line. I am not sure though, what is it that I must look at first when trying to… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on June 10, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

Women in the Middle East Workplace: Standing Tall

The latest HR research survey from Bayt.com and YouGov Siraj titled ‘’Women in the Middle East Workplace’’ indicates that woman across the region are standing tall, taking an active role in the workforce, climbing the organisational ranks in every industry and making a very active commitment to their careers.



Several encouraging findings emerge from the survey. Women largely feel they are as ambitious or even more ambitious than their male colleagues, they largely plan to work to an… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on June 10, 2010 at 6:21am — No Comments

The Middle East Consumer Confidence Index- March 2010

April 11, 2010



The goal of the Middle East Consumer Confidence Index analysis is to understand the perceptions and attitudes of Middle Eastern consumers regarding the economy of their countries, their personal financial and job situation, their likelihood to purchase and invest and the employment and jobs market in general. JobSeekers surveyed were spread across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and other Middle Eastern and North African… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on April 22, 2010 at 1:19am — No Comments

The Middle East Salary Survey 2010

The annual Middle East Salary Survey is designed to look at current levels of salaries, wages and benefits across the GCC, Middle East and North Africa (ie. salaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morrocco and other Middle Eastern and North African countries), and gauge employee opinion and employee satisfaction vis-a-vis their salaries, and how these have kept pace with inflation and the cost of living in the GCC, Middle East & North… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on April 8, 2010 at 7:31am — No Comments

Raising your Recruitment ROI

What is even better than phenomenal value? Double it! Bayt.com has done just that and doubled the value Bayt.com Employers and Recruiters can enjoy online! As of this month, Bayt.com job postings are valid for 60 days rather than 30 days with no limit to the number of applications employers can receive online. What has historically been a phenomenal value investment for employers… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on March 29, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

How active is the job market in the Middle East today?

Question from Job Seeker:



I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Engineering in Qatar and expecting to graduate in June 2010. However I’m starting to get worried about finding my first job.



A lot of people I know have waited until after graduation to start their job hunting and ended up not seizing a good opportunity before six months to 1 year! I don’t want this to happen to me, what shall I do, taken into account the fact (or rumor?) that the Middle Eastern… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on March 16, 2010 at 6:15am — No Comments

Salaries in the Middle East 2009-2010

The 2010 GCC and Middle East Salary Survey is now out from Bayt.com and YouGov Siraj and professionals across the Middle East can now benchmark and compare their latest salary raises to their peers. Indeed despite the economic situation, based on the latest Middle East salary survey 54% of professionals across the Middle East region have indicated they received a raise in the last 12 months, with the average raise for the year registering at 7.3%. A reasonable degree of optimism is in the air… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on March 15, 2010 at 3:25am — No Comments

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