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Salary & Employment Report

Hays 2021 GCC Salary & Employment Report
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Hays annual GCC Salary & Employment Report is our freely available publication that provides in-depth analysis of the hiring market and employee salaries within the GCC region.

Based on survey findings from over 3,500 employers and employees across the region, the latest edition takes a detailed look at salary and hiring trends from 2020 and employee and employer expectations for 2021.
Job categories covered include: Accountancy & Finance, Banking & Financial Services, Construction, Property & Engineering, Human Resources, IT & Digital Technology, Marketing & Digital Marketing, Office Support, Procurement & Supply Chain, and Sales.
Key findings:
  • 82% of companies are already in recovery, business as usual or growth phases of business following the pandemic
  • 64% expect to recruit additional staff in the next 12 months
  • 47% of employers expect salaries in their organisation to increase in 2021
  • 78% of employees want greater flexibility to their working patterns in 2021
  • 45% of employers reduced headcount in their organisation in 2020
  • 28% were severely negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • 21% of businesses were unaffected or positively impacted by Covid-19
  • The most robust sectors with the lowest number of pay cuts in 2020 (just 6%) included Telecoms, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, and Banking & Capital Markets
  • Sectors that experienced the greatest number of salary reductions (34%) were Aviation, Hospitality & Tourism, Engineering, and Property
  • 48% of employees’ salaries remained the same in 2020 as in 2019, 34% increased and 18% decreased
Download your free copy of the 2021 report here, or for more information, email: marketing.uae@hays.com

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