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Job-hunting in a saturated market – how to stand out from the crowd in Dubai

With over 200 nationalities, the UAE is a melting pot of cultures, experiences and people. Emiratis make up roughly 20% of the population, while expats from Europe, Asia and Africa consist of the other 80%, emigrating for career progression, an improved quality of life and the chance to increase their earnings.[1] The booming expat population,

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How to conduct a phone interview

Whether you’re hiring an executive assistant or HR staff, there are many different types of interviews you will encounter – panel, face-to-face, video, competency, technical… the list goes on! Each of these have their time and place depending on a variety of factors. Similarly, there are situations where conducting a phone interview is definitely the

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A comprehensive interview guide for employers and HR professionals

Table of Contents Attracting talent in the UAE Writing a job description Writing a good job ad Creative candidate attraction strategies What to look for in a CV How to conduct an interview Tailoring interview questions The offer process and securing a candidate Best-practice onboarding process We have matched exceptional jobseekers with fantastic businesses since

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Four things you should be including in your graduate onboarding process

Onboarding can make or break an employee’s experience when starting a new role. Research by Gallup found that only 12% of “employees strongly agree their workplace does a great job of onboarding new employees.” [1] Considering a great onboarding experience can improve employee retention rates by 82%, neglecting this process can be both costly and

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Three ways an office manager can help in the onboarding process

When it comes to onboarding new employees, the office manager’s job description isn’t just about setting up a new starter’s computer, phone and official documents. As you’re in the unique position of working across all departments, you can also play an integral role in the successful onboarding of new employees through more informal means. We

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Hiring managers: What you’ll learn from these seven open-ended interview questions

When hiring permanent staff, good open-ended interview questions can provide a perfect opportunity to break the ice with nervous candidates. They can help to paint a picture of prospective employees in a broader sense by allowing them the opportunity to tell their story in an unstructured way. Hopefully, these should prompt unrehearsed responses, resulting in

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