Randstad MENA salary survey 2017

Welcome to the second edition of the Randstad MENA Salary Survey. First conducted in 2016, this survey provides a detailed overview of recruitment across the Middle East and North Africa.

The survey is based on data collected from our candidates and clients from November 2016 to February 2017. The report provides key trends from permanent and contractual employees from across the globe, who work in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Discover how employees would like to be financially rewarded or recognized for their efforts, see how many salaries have increased in the last 12 months and what percentage of employees have a good work-life balance. You can read our interesting articles on “Attracting, engaging and retaining the upcoming workforce” and “Attracting a workforce with salary and benefits”.

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2017 in numbers

  • 57%
    would consider relocating to the Middle East
  • 27%
    moderately happy with thier salary
  • 3-5 years
    average employment length
  • career
    top reason someone would leave their current role

your workforce

Different generations can have distinct attitudes towards motivation and what they expect in terms of pay and reward. 69% of our responses came from those aged 22-39 who said they would typically look to work for an ‘inviting’, ‘flexible’ and ‘modern’ company. 21% of our responses came from those aged 40-51 who said they would typically look to work for a company who offer seniority and pay increases..

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8% of people would not consider relocating to another region, which is down from 16% in 2016

the advantage of a benefits package

A competitive benefits package remains the key criteria for choosing an employer and unless it reflects the market, the vacancy is unlikely to attract interest from desirable candidates. Incentives, training and educational support are the top three choices when it comes to employees being rewarded or recognized for their efforts. This is a change from 2016 when the top three choices were living allowance, educational support and health insurance/medical cover.

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what did 2016 tell us?

Randstad MENA conducted its Salary Survey for 2016 based on the results from its salary survey questionnaire which ran from November 2015 to February 2016 and expert Randstad recruitment consultants. The salary survey was conducted to analyze the working environment in the Middle East and North Africa region to find out what matters to an employee.

The results provide interesting data and a real insight to employees of different experience, nationally and culture. Not only does the salary survey look into salary but it also examines the expectations and reality of benefits in this region.

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2016 in numbers

  • 41%
    would consider relocating to the Middle East
  • 86%
    would consider leaving their current company
  • 0-2 years
    average employment length
  • career
    top reason someone would leave their current role

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