unlocking the future of qatar recruitment.

We want to help shape a vibrant economy and work culture in Qatar, where organisations, communities, and people can thrive. Randstad believes in the power of people, and knows how to find the best candidates for your business.

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no role undersold.

We are well regarded in Doha and the wider Al Rayyan area for our ability to support clients in filling temporary roles as well as permanent vacancies - from volume hires to niche skill sets.


adaptable solutions.

Our integrated talent solutions can help you determine the right mix of permanent and flexible staffing needed to drive business agility, scalability, and flexibility. You'll only ever see the most suitable candidates. 


connected recruiters.

Our consultants combine Randstad's innovative HR technology with deep industry knowledge of Qatar, to help drive decisions that meet your company’s hiring needs and advance your long-term strategic planning.

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trusted expertise.

We have dedicated Qatari industry divisions, focused solely on search and sourcing. Our recruitment specialists can provide the pre-qualified talent your organisation needs to succeed when it needs it most.

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find the best talent for the job.

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tech & touch.

Through constant innovation and evolution of best practice, we can provide a speed of service that is virtually unmatched. Our combination of HR innovation, technology and human interaction, enables us to source the best talent in Qatar.

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constant growth.

Randstad have partnered with numerous clients in Qatar, to assist with search, selection, and staff retention. We specialise in recruiting for the oil & gas, construction, FMCG, retail, marketing, life sciences, HR, and IT industries.

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Randstad can help your business align with the core tenets of Qatarization, a government founded initiative aimed at developing and increasing the number of Qatari Nationals in the workforce. Speak to an expert today.

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about qatar.

The State of Qatar occupies the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and shares its sole land border with Saudi Arabia. The rest of Qatar’s territory is surrounded by the Persian Gulf, which separates it from the nearby island country of Bahrain, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates. Qatar’s population was recorded at 2.6 million in 2017, with 313,000 Qatari citizens and 2.3 million expatriates.

Backed by the world’s third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves, Qatar is a high-income economy. The UN classifies Qatar as a country with a very high level of human development, and the country is widely regarded as a middle power, holding considerable influence in the Arab world. Qatar's economy is one of the richest economies in the world based on GDP per capita, ranking between fifth and seventh on world rankings for 2015 and 2016 data compiled by the World Bank, United Nations, and the IMF.


Oil and natural gas are the cornerstones of Qatar’s economy, and account for roughly 85% of export earnings. In the last decade, the Qatari Government has attempted to diversify the county’s economy and looked towards industrial development and the manufacturing sector. Petrochemicals and fertilizers make up a large portion of Qatar’s industrial base, alongside steel and other construction materials.

Qatar is well-known as a banking and finance center, however growth prospects have weakened due to the diplomatic rift between the State and its GCC neighbors. The World Bank reports that large financial buffers are currently anchoring confidence in the economy, and good infrastructure has provided space to blunt the impact of the sanctions. In the medium term, growth will be supported by rising gas output and continued spending on the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The World Bank predicts that the introduction of permanent residency rights for expatriates will help with longer-term economic diversification efforts.

vision 2030.

The Qatar National Vision 2030 aims at transforming Qatar into an advanced country by the year 2030, capable of sustaining its own development and providing for a high standard of living for its people. Vision 2030 states that while sound management of the country’s hydrocarbon resources will continue to secure improvements in standards of living, Qatar will face challenges in the future, including:

  • Modernization and preservation of traditions
  • The needs of this generation and the needs of future generations
  • Managed growth and uncontrolled expansion
  • The size and the quality of the expatriate labor force and the selected path of development
  • Economic growth, social development and environmental management


The country’s total population has quintupled since the mid-1980s; moreover, foreign nationals made an estimated 85.7% of all residents and up to 94.1% of all employed population in 2013. Expatriate workers are overwhelmingly from the Asian subcontinent, and Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani nationals together make up close to 85% of the foreign-born workforce.

Qatar continues to attract primarily expatriate workforce, who constitute an extremely large percentage of the labor market in the region. In the past 5 years, the number of expatriate workers has increased by over a million, as the 2022 World Cup has provided close to 2 million job opportunities. Professionals working in managerial and white collar occupations, are usually based in the private sector, in accountancy, banking and finance, VAT and tax, construction and real estate, manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain, HR, technology and digital, sales and marketing, or legal roles.


Qatarization is a governmental initiative devised to increase the number of Qatari citizens employed in public and private sectors. While the expatriate population has rapidly grown since the late 20th century, the Qatari population has increased at a more marginal rate. Therefore, as a means to decrease dependence on foreign labor, the Qatari government has heavily prioritized Qatarization in recent years.

recruitment services.

We're here to help with all of your Qatar-based staffing and recruitment needs. As the region's leading recruitment firm, we pride ourselves on offering a full range of solutions that help our clients access the best talent available on the market. Our recruitment team relies on a proven methodology complete with sourcing, screening, matching, skills assessment, and hiring management stages.

Randstad can assist you by increasing your exposure to the Qatari candidate market through our extensive online and offline networks, by improving candidate quality through industry-leading screening and skills assessment processes, and by containing costs through built-in efficiencies that may not be available to you in-house.

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