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Bayt-YouGov: 'Best talent is in UAE construction'

A survey conducted by Bayt.com and YouGov found 493 respondents claiming the UAE's construction sector attracts the best talent, followed by banking and hospitality

The UAE's construction sector is believed to attract and retain the job market's best, a recent survey claims.
The UAE's construction sector is believed to attract and retain the job market's best, a recent survey claims.

The UAE's construction industry is believed to retain the best local talent, a recently-conducted survey by job portal Bayt.com, and consultancy YouGov, found. 

Bayt.com's Middle East Job Index Survey was conducted between 8 December, 2015 and 21 January, 2016, and covered 1,232 respondents from the GCC and wider Middle East. 

Up to 40% of the respondents living in the UAE claimed construction companies attract and retain best talent in the country, followed by banking and finance (34%), and hospitality (31%) companies. 

Respondents in the UAE also said companies will definitely hire (39%) in the next three months, indicating optimism about the country's economy and job markets. 

More than half of the working respondents in the UAE (56%) claim that, over the last three months, their company has hired new employees, and 11% say that they had new hires in the last six months.

More than half of respondents (51%) consider the UAE as a more attractive job market when compared to other countries in the MENA region. 

Suhail Masri, vice president of employer solutions at Bayt.com, said: “At Bayt.com there are currently more than 10,000 jobs posted on the website on any given day.

"In the UAE alone, we have more than 4,000 job vacancies," he continued. 

Elissavet Vraka, research manager at YouGov, added: “It is interesting to see the most popular job roles in the UAE have changed since our last survey in July, indicating the fluidity of the UAE market when it comes to employment options." 

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