UAE jobs in 2022: 72% expect salary increase, 59% confident about opportunities

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According to recruitment firm Robert Walters, job market activity will peak at the end of this month, as the UAE’s ‘Great Resignation’ is still to come.

According to a survey of 3,000 white-collar workers, nearly three-quarters of professionals (72 percent) expect a pay increase at the start of this year. However, according to a Robert Walters poll of 500 UAE-based companies, less than a third (28%) of employers planned to make any changes to existing remuneration packages.

The Great Pay Divide refers to the significant disparity between an employee’s expectations and their current pay. This could result in the Great Resignation lasting all of March.

Two-thirds of professionals say they will actively look for work in the first half of this year. More than half of those polled are “very confident” about job opportunities in their industry.

“If pay increases are not on the agenda, it is critical that managers check-in with their team to get an idea of career plans and how they as an employer can assist,” says Jason Grundy, Managing Director of Robert Walters Middle East & Africa.

According to the Robert Walters 2022 Salary Guide, most white-collar professionals have remained at their current jobs while awaiting new year appraisals.

source: khaleej Times

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