Studies and reports

UAE business leaders and HR heads are re-looking traditional office real estate strategies in line with demands of top talent, according to a recent study by International Workplace Group (IWG), the parent group of leading workspace companies including Regus.

New savings and investment products that are easy to understand and available to everyone are urgently needed, according to a new report by ICAEW. In ‘Audit Insights: Investment Management’, the accountancy and finance body warns that indecipherable statements, high fees and a perception of exclusivity mean many feel alienated from the investment management industry when they need it most.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has financed 129 development projects in the education sector with a total value of AED2.5 billion. Benefiting 14 developing countries, these projects have contributed to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A new poll conducted by Bayt.com – the Middle East’s #1 Job Site –titled What Makes the Ideal Manager in the Middle East, revealed that a whopping 81% of Middle East professionals choose jobs based on the company’s management structure and style. Most respondents (80%) prefer working for a company with very clear organizational structure and reporting lines whilst only 16% prefer flexibility in management structure and style.

Dimension Data, the USD 8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider for hybrid IT, today revealed the findings of its annual CX Benchmarking Report. It urges organisations to address a “customer experience disconnect” that could lose them business or even jeopardise their chances of survival in competitive markets where consumer loyalty can no longer be taken for granted.