MEA / Q3 2022 Mar22253 Nov21612 70% of UAE Employers Are to Go ‘On a Hiring Spree’ in 2023 The outlook looks promising for job seekers in the UAE. ome 7 in 10 of UAE employers (70%) are planning to hire new employees next year. ales Executive (20%), Accountant (18%) and Administrative Assistant (16%) are the top roles that UAE employers are hiring for over the next three months, according to Bayt.com, a top Middle East job site, and YouGov, market research agency, who recently conducted the Middle East Job Index Survey, to measure the job availability and hiring trends in the UAE, and to provide an understanding of required skill sets and qualifications. Interestingly, good communication skills in Arabic and English (51%) emerged as the top skill that employers look for in a candidate. Being a team player (42%), good leadership skills (34%) and ability to work under pressure (33%) follow. Managerial experience In terms of experience, 28% of respondents state that they are looking for candidates with managerial experience, while 27% are searching for those with sales and marketing experience and 29% want candidates with mid-level experience. Further, Business Management (22%), Engineering (22%) and Commerce (19%) are the most sought-after academic qualifications amongst employers in the UAE. Ola Haddad, Director of Human Resources at Bayt.com said: “A large majority of Mena employers are looking to expand their workforce S Some 7 in 10 of UAE employers (70%) are planning to hire new employees next year.