Expectations of a Salary Increase
In a new survey conducted by TASC Outsourcing, a prominent recruitment agency in the region, 80% of UAE citizens anticipate a salary increase this year. The survey reflects the responses from 500 UAE nationals and aims to understand the representation of Emirati citizens in the country’s workforce. Approximately 17.75% of Emiratis expect a hike of 10% or more, while 27.8% and 22.5% hope for a 5-8% and 8-10% increase respectively. However, around 13.6% anticipate an increment of less than 5% and 18.3% do not expect a raise at all this year.
Current Salary Satisfaction Levels
The survey indicates that 64% of UAE nationals express dissatisfaction with their current salaries, while only 36% are content with their earnings. It is released in line with the UAE government’s effort to raise Emiratisation in the private sector to accommodate more UAE nationals in the job market.
Employers’ Role in Emiratisation Success
TASC Outsourcing advises employers to reassess their compensation strategies to keep motivation levels high among UAE nationals and ensure the success of Emiratisation efforts. The agency underscores the necessity of offering attractive salaries and retaining Emirati talent in the competitive job market. The recruitment firm also highlights the importance of professional growth and job security for UAE workers.
Factors Influencing Job Search Among UAE Citizens
In addition to salary, benefits and packages, job security, career development, work-life balance, and employer brand, as well as the option for remote or hybrid work, significantly influence UAE nationals when considering new job opportunities. Employers who neglect these elements risk losing top Emirati candidates to competitors.
- 80% of UAE citizens anticipate a salary hike in 2023 according to a survey by TASC Outsourcing.
- The survey shows that 64% of UAE nationals are not satisfied with their current salaries.
- TASC Outsourcing suggests employers review their compensation strategies to retain local talent.
- Besides salary, job security, career development, work-life balance, and employer brand also influence UAE nationals’ job search.
- Employers who overlook these aspects risk losing top Emirati candidates to their competitors.