There are two main reasons why employing Europeans is beneficial to a GCC company.
- Highly qualified manpower
Job market in Eastern and Central Europe is extremely competitive. It is common knowledge that the demand for work is greater than supply in this gion. Therefore, people need to be highly qualified and educated* to be able to find a satisfying, well-paid job. Even ordinary workers need to constantly increase their range of skills in order to be flexible and eligible to take up a job that is currently available for them.
- Realities of life and economics
Making a decision about working abroad is not an easy one but surprisingly frequent in this part of Europe. For example, 10% (i.e. nearly 4 million) of Poles claimed to work abroad at some point within the past 10 years**. The remuneration that you can offer to European professionals is high enough to encourage them to leave their motherland and start a new chapter of their carrier.
Europeans not only (and naturally) look for better wages - they are more and more open-minded and willing to ‘think outside the box’, thus they are more and more interested in job opportunities that involve a major change in life. The majority of people who respond to job offers in the GCC countries are unattached***, young and educated professionals who – more often than not - already possess some substantial and valuable work experience. In fact, these are the most engaged, loyal and hard-working employees you can have.
ADVANTAGES: offering your vacancies to Europeans enables you to recruit trained and skilled people who are sophisticated, courageous, action-oriented and willing to develop their skills.
* The percentage of people, aged 30-34, with higher education has doubled (or even tripled in some European countries) in the past decade and now ranges from 23% to 52% (40,5% in Poland) [https://www.nauka.gov.pl/en/higher-education/].
** Research published by Public Opinion Research Center in Dec 2010 [http://www.cbos.pl/SPISKOM.POL/2010/K_160_10.PDF]
*** According to the report ‘Major trends affecting families in Central and Eastern Europe’ (published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs) mean age at first marriage ranges from 22-26 and is still growing [http://undesadspd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=5bUOs2gtW-k%3d&tabid=282]