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Factors that will Make UAE Nationals, Expats Opt for a Job


UAE nationals believe that job security and a company’s reputation/image are the two most important factors to consider when choosing a job, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a management consulting firm. On the other hand, UAE expats name appreciation for their work as their top priority when choosing a job.

One of the most striking findings of the study is that, today, UAE nationals and expatriates have radically different perspectives when it comes to what matters most to them at work.
UAE nationals have a more career-oriented outlook, while expats tend to put more emphasis on intrinsic rewards. For UAE nationals, the most important single job element is job security, followed by employer reputation, company values, financial stability, good relationships with colleagues, corporate social responsibility (CSR), a good work/life balance, leadership responsibilities, a high performance culture, and learning/development opportunities.



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