Flexible staffing key to encourage female talent in UAE job market

Flexible staffing key to encourage female talent in UAE job market

A survey reveals that over 63 per cent of women in the UAE sampled by the research prefer flexible staffing over full time employment.



Dubai — Regional leader in talent sourcing and people management solutions, Tasc, has published a new survey that shows flexible staffing is essential to strengthen the role of women in the workplace in the UAE.

The survey — “Tapping into the Female Talent Pool in the UAE” — reveals that over 63 per cent of women in the UAE sampled by the research prefer flexible staffing over full time employment. This is one among many insights from the survey conducted in the UAE among both women and employers. It is the first of its kind in the region and sheds light on many employment issues faced by women in the UAE.

A key finding in the report is that there is a large, untapped talent pool of both Emirati and expatriate women in the UAE. Female students make up 44 per cent of the total student population in all higher educational institutions in Dubai.

In fact, there were more female than male Emirati college graduates in Dubai according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Recent graduates, coupled with the large number of expatriate women who have relocated to the UAE with their families provide a highly qualified talent pool for UAE firms.

Mahesh Shahdadpuri, CEO and managing director, Tasc, believes that the survey results will demonstrate to employers the vital role that talented women employees can play for UAE businesses: “Due to the unique nature of this market, there is a vast talent pool of qualified women available for recruiters.”

Manal Yousuf, HR operations manager, Tasc, an Emirati herself, said: “There is no shortage of qualified Emirati women in colleges across the UAE; in fact 45 per cent of the Emirati student population in Dubai’s higher education institutions is female.”


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