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How an agitated state of mind leads to decreased productivity

With communication exponentially rising, managers end up discussing work, rather than focusing on doing work

Saudi Arabia’s jobless rate drops to lowest level since 2016

The jobless rate fell to 11.7 per cent, down from 12.6 per cent in the last three months of 2020

Saudi developer awards facilities management contract for its coastal village

The Coastal Village area includes management offices, villas, townhouses and apartments, and a 144-room hotel

Facebook says it will expand remote work to all employees

Facebook also is expanding the number of workers who are allowed to move to other countries

UAE Central Bank unveils portal to anonymously report misconduct

The CBUAE said that anyone can voice their concerns around misconduct without any fear of reprisals

Abu Dhabi increases workplace attendance in government offices to 60%

The directive is effective from May 30, 2021

Alan’s corner: How culture effectively defines an organisation

It’s the culture within an organisation that ultimately shapes how things will get done

UAE salary

UAE to raise employee insurance premium for companies failing to pay salaries on time

The employee insurance policy coverage will be increased from Dhs120 to Dhs250 for companies that do not pay salaries on the due date

FlexxPay raises $3m in pre-series A round to enhance technology platform

FlexxPay is currently available in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and will be launched in Bahrain next month

Covid-19: Sharjah announces remote working for federal employees

The direction comes into effect February 14 onwards

Dubai’s DP World rolls out Covid-19 vaccination drive

The vaccination drive aims to cover over 10,000 employees and their families

UAE updates quarantine rules for federal government employees

All federal bodies are to submit a weekly report on the status of their employees

How business leaders can best manage a dispersed workforce

It is vital for business leaders to model the kind of behaviour that they want to see in their staff

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UAE announces list of public holidays for 2021 and 2022

Public and private sector workers in the country will have the same number of national holidays

Outlook: What skills are crucial for future employment?

The world of work is changing and developing new skills is the only way to keep pace with this change

Dubai Police, International Humanitarian City sign agreement for collaboration

IHC will conduct specialised training courses related to humanitarian work for Dubai Police employees

Saudi Arabia raises minimum wage for citizens by 33%

The higher minimum wage must be paid for a worker to be counted as part of a company’s quota of citizen employees

UAE’s Danube Group reimburses salary cuts made during Covid-19

Earlier this year, Danube Group distributed Dhs1m worth of food kits across the UAE

Dubai Economy fines 3 businesses for flouting Covid-19 measures

Inspections found that 748 shops and commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures

Saudi Arabia reforms labour law; grants foreign workers greater rights

New reforms will come into effect in March 2021

Amazon to let employees work from home through June 2021

The Seattle-based company had previously said workers could stay home until early 2021

Emails

How best to counter an overwhelming email culture to spur productivity

An excessive email culture is leading to a loss in productivity. Here’s how you can deal with it

Lessons learnt: How to prepare for a post-pandemic job market

The post-pandemic job market is going to be different, so one must adapt to the changes

Workplace dynamics: Steps regional employers must take to boost productivity in hybrid environments

Focusing on well-being and social connectivity will help employees recover faster from the Covid-19 crisis

Standard Chartered cutting more than 100 UAE jobs

The bank employs about 1,700 people in the UAE

Bold decisions: How Covid-19 hustled Careem back to the startup mindset

Gheed El Makkoui, general manager at Careem UAE discusses all things mobility with Gulf Business in times of the pandemic

How leaders should make their team feel during testing times

True leaders must understand the expectations of their employees and create a closer working relationship

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad extends reduced pay for employees till end of the year; caps cut at 10%

The salary cuts were initially announced in March