A new survey by Middle East’s leading job site, Byte.com has revealed that more than half of professionals in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are likely to look for a new job next year in order to improve their career prospects.
The study has been based on the responses from 2,988 respondents in GCC countries, as well as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Sudan. The respondents have polled from November 02 to December 04, 2022.
As the year unwinds, employees around the region are making career-related resolutions for the improvement of their lives in the coming year. Among the top considerations for these employees are better incentives, work-life balance and salaries.
The survey, conducted by Bayt.com, found that 56% of employees in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and other parts of MENA region, have resolved to find a new job next year.
A whopping 74% of these jobseekers are not just planning to leave their current employer, they are thinking of making a “complete change” in the industry they currently work in, according to the study, the agencies said.