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people power.

Make your next career move with Randstad. We offer a range of human resources opportunities in a multitude of industries, including HR management roles, staff training, benefits, and change management, within organisations big and small.

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roles that matter.

We can connect you to an impressive range of high profile companies, including well-known local firms and multinationals. You can rest assured that we'll make a suitable match between you, your next role, and your next employer.

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constant demand.

With large expatriate workforces, changing regulatory environments, and nationalisation programs in place, HR professionals are always in constant demand in the Gulf states and the wider Middle East.

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find what's next.

To help you make your next career move, we've collated our most popular career advisory articles in one easy to browse area. Visit our Career Hub to find out more about securing your next role in human resources.

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trusted experts.

The experts in Randstad's HR resourcing team have made it their business to build strong and lasting relationships with organisations in the MENA region, each with in-house human resources teams and need of top HR talent. 

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above & beyond.

Our specialist recruitment consultants work with you before, during, and after your successful placement to ensure that you’re fully supported every step of the way, from application to interview assistance and beyond.

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where you can work.

All businesses rely on employees. For this reason, there will always be a need for human resources professionals in the Middle East. HR professionals help businesses hire new talent and manage the needs of existing employees.

Human resources jobs are found across the Middle East, in cities of all sizes, in verticals such as finance, marketing, healthcare, telecommunications, technology, and many others. As an HR professional, you should have your pick of employment opportunities in areas such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the wider Gulf.

your day to day tasks.

Human resources jobs are best suited to individuals with well-honed people skills. You must be able to communicate effortlessly with candidates, clients, and employees from different cultural backgrounds. Tasks you might perform include:

  • interfacing with clients or candidates
  • shaping HR practices and policies
  • ensuring compliance with employment laws
  • writing or distributing employee handbooks
  • handling hiring initiatives and job postings
  • scheduling and performing job interviews
  • on-boarding or training new hires
  • maintaining employee files and records
  • managing insurance and benefits for employees

what you bring to the table.

Human resources jobs all require a deep understanding of people. To connect with both current employees candidates you need to understand their needs and goals. Successful HR professionals have exceptional communication skills, interpersonal and relationship building skills, plus planning and organisation skills.

You will need the ability to collaborate and work on a team, basic administrative skills, the ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines, skill with delegation and leadership, plus the ability to adhere to confidentiality and ethical rules, laws, and guidelines.

education & training.

Most HR jobs require a post-secondary degree or diploma in human resources, business administration, or a related field. Depending on the industry you work in, a related degree (for example finance) may also be seen as an asset. Prior experience in HR is often required for jobs in competitive markets such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The ability to speak more than one language is also an asset in many HR jobs. In the UAE and Saudi Arabia, English/Arabic bilingual speakers are in particularly high demand, however, there are many other languages which are also used in the region, including French, Hindi, and Tagalog.

where your career is headed.

Human resources jobs can lead to supervisory and management roles. For example, HR manager, HR director, or VP of human resources. These roles require you to bring strong leadership skills to the table.

Human resources jobs cover a diverse landscape, so there is plenty of room for you to transition into other roles in marketing, sales or other fields. Many HR professionals also opt to start their own consulting firms. Once you have developed your skills, you may find you enjoy the freedom of choosing your own projects and schedule.

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