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59% of Middle East hospitality workers seek change

59% of Middle East hospitality workers seek change
 
The percentage of hospitality jobseekers in the Middle East looking to move to another group has increased year on year, according to a new survey from CatererGlobal.com.
 
The findings of Recruitment and Retention Strategies for the Middle East Hotel Industry show that 59% believe their next job will take them to another company, up from 56% last year and 53% in 2008. Only 17% thought they would move internally within their hotel or group.
 
Following on from this, the report also revealed that more than a quarter of these jobseekers felt their next move would be outside the Middle East, with 26% looking to relocate to Europe and a significant increase in interest in Singapore and Africa.
 
The survey, which was launched last month as part of a comprehensive White Paper, examines both the motivation of jobseekers in the Middle East as well as the challenges faced by recruiters.
 
Other areas that it investigates include:
 
Why jobseekers consider leaving the Middle East
 
What jobsearch tools are favoured by jobseekers and recruiters respectively
 
The factors determining the jobseekers choice of employment when changing jobs
 
Which job roles are facing the biggest recruitment difficulties
 
What jobseekers look for when choosing an employer
 
Peter Willis, Sales Director for Catererglobal.com said: Although the hotel industry in the Middle East has suffered due to the economic climate in recent years, confidence is growing. The research shows that employers need better understand their employees motivations in order to reduce staff turnover and uphold service standards.

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