Emiratisation: Determining the factors that influence the recruitment decisions of employers in the UAE

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    Abstract

    The Arab Gulf's labour market is being overhauled. The private sector is increasingly being 'obliged' to more actively support nationalisation programmes. This study seeks to quantitatively determine the recruitment decisions of the employers. We collated the views of just under 250 UAE-based HRM personnel, in order to identify which factors (social, cultural, economic, regulatory, educational and motivational) are most significant as cited in the relevant literature. Not having the necessary educational qualifications and high reservation wage demands were found to have less of a bearing than does the perceived lack of vocationally orientated motivation and the ambiguities over the differing rights afforded to employees.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)406-421
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
    Volume23
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

    Keywords

    • Arab Gulf labour markets
    • Emiratisation
    • UAE
    • labour nationalisation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Strategy and Management
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

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