• The global coronavirus pandemic has brought about unpredictable setbacks to world. It has left numerous companies in crisis, facing closures and job cuts. But despite the economic meltdown induced by the pandemic, some sectors have thrived and shown extraordinary strength and expansion. Especially in the UAE, there have been exceptional behaviors in various sectors. Some sectors, like the pharmaceuticals, utilities and FMCG has displayed exponential growth and has helped sustain the economy, according to recruitment specialist Robert Half. Another sector that has shown surprising and groundbreaking numbers is the e-commerce. The industry is seeing expansion of established companies, such as Noon and Amazon, while also giving rise to various startups that are now giving the former ones a run for their money in an increasingly digital world. This week we shall look at how the job market is going to be in 2021.

  • If you are graduating year or if you are a recent graduate, this week’s blog is for you. Literally, everyone who understands your situation right is people who graduated during the Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 to 1933. But, here’s the thing, if you are a fresh graduate looking for an internship with a reputable firm to kick-start your career or get an entry into the corporate world and suddenly you’re feeling like your plans gone into limbo due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you are not alone. Internships plans for graduates and students around the world have been disrupted by the spread of the coronavirus. Companies have also noticed that interest in internships have also declined in the past season. In mid-March, number of visits on internship portals, such as Indeed.com has decreased by 21% from the previous year during the same time and internships have been traditionally been the most popular way setting one’s foot in the corporate world.

  • Employee experience, simply put, is creating an environment where employees want and not need to work. It encapsulates what people encounter and observe over the period of time they work in the organization.

    With the ongoing pandemic, there has not been a better time in history for organizations to focus on the employee experience they are providing. If you are business leader or a C-suite Management professional, this is the question to ask yourself – “Have you treated your employees the same at times of crisis and at times when they are doing great?” According to Jacob Morgan, best-selling author & Keynote Speaker, there are 3 environments that define employee experience – Culture, Technology, andPhysical Space. They are what he says makes the Employee Experience Equation. We will look at them one-by-one.