Nationalization in the Middle East Continues to Face Apathy

However this time it is getting more obvious that the apathy is not only from private sector companies, but from the nationals themselves.

In a recent article by Kippreport, Emiratis interviewed candidly expressed that despite their education and specialization in universities abroad - sponsored by the government - upon their return they preferred to work for public sector companies simply because of the higher salaries and limited working hours.

While regional governments place legislature in favour of nationalization in the private sector, the sentiment in the private sector is that they are being forced to hire nationals who don't want to work in that sector at a higher salary and if the nationals don't want to respond to their recruitment drive they are penalized for it.

The 5th Annual GCC Nationalisation Summit 2010, will be held from 25 - 29 April 2010 at the Arjaan Rotana Hotel, Dubai will address these and other issues currently plaguing nationalization and will play host to renowned HR experts from organisations across the GCC. Over 18 distinguished experts from countries including the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia representing Lloyds Banking Group, Unilever KSA & Gulf, Emirates Academy, ADCO, Saudi Aramco, Emirates NBD, Innovative HR Solutions, du, Petroleum Development Company, Standard Chartered Bank Qatar, Tawteen, KPMG Bahrain & Qatar, and the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will discuss the latest strategies and solutions that have helped them to move towards improving employee recruitment strategies, whilst also building effective and sustainable retention plans.

Ali Alsaloom, Cultural Consultant, Author, TV Show Host, CEO - Embrace Arabia and Keynote Speaker for the 5th Annual GCC Nationalisation Summit 2010 says, "Culture is a crucial driver in building an overall solid education and business environment. My presentation is an impassioned call to look to the past to build the GCC's future. I will additionally explore what drives young Nationals towards specific jobs."

Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Services Officer at du said, "There are proven strategies to overcoming recruiting National graduate trainees into private sector companies. You have to explore their motivations and overall aspirations and organisations have to put together proficient graduate training programmes." Originally published by PRNewswire.

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