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UAE: The UAE has long been a hotbed for recruiting overseas talent, but the country has been taking steps to tighten the recruitment process to attract and retain its brightest talent, a senior UAE government official said on Wednesday.
The country needs to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent for the UAE, he said, as the UAE seeks to diversify its workforce.
This year, the government has set targets to recruit 5,000 to 10,000 foreign-trained and trained-up staff, the official told Reuters.
To ensure the UAE has a strong recruitment process, the chief minister and government officials are working to ensure that all employees are eligible for a pay rise as well as a salary increase, he added.
However, there are several issues that need to be addressed, he told Reuters, including the high number of foreign-based workers.
There is a lack of clarity around the number of qualified foreign workers in the sector and their salary, he stressed.
One issue, he noted, is that some of the foreign workers have been recruited through dubious means, such as hiring agents.
“The recruitment of foreign workers has not been done properly,” the official said.
For instance, some foreign workers are not being given a fair share of the pay rise.
He also said there are problems in the recruitment of domestic staff to fill vacancies in key administrative positions, such in social services.
He said the government is working on measures to improve the process for finding foreign workers.