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Mental wellbeing is key to ensuring a productive workforce. Here’s why

The pandemic has triggered a broader deliberation on holistic wellbeing, including mental health

Five-year visas announced for employees of global companies based in Dubai

The directive was announced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, on Tuesday

Explainer: Has hybrid working taken off in the GCC?

The types of roles that can be performed at 100 per cent remote mode are going to be more limited, opines Christos Adamantiadis, CEO, Marsh Middle East and Africa

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Dubai’s Emirates Group reports $1.6bn half-year net loss

The group’s revenue totaled Dhs24.7bn for the first six months of 2021-22

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UAE federal govt employees granted 6 days leave to visit Expo 2020

The six-month long event will run from October 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed grants ministry employees 8 days of leave to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

The six-month long event will run from October 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022

Why prioritising ongoing skills development is a vital prelude to growing the business

Building a skills development culture can help you attract and retain valued talent

Boardroom connection: How to best manage family members

There are a few steps family boards can embrace for the long-term success

UAE’s midday work ban ends on September 15

The ban prohibits outdoor labour work between 12.30pm and 3pm

The hybrid work revolution is already transforming economies

Hybrid working also has the potential to encourage a more diverse range of people into the workforce

UAE: Unvaccinated federal govt staff to undergo PCR test every 48 hours

The new directive will come into effect from August 29

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

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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