Due to a lack of competent and qualified individuals, UAE businesses are having trouble filling open positions for experts in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, data scientists, and cloud engineers.
One of the main difficulties businesses encounter when hiring qualified IT workers, according to human resources and recruitment gurus, is dealing with applicants who claim unrealistic compensation. In addition to this, businesses often lose qualified applicants to rivals because of needless delays in hiring.
According to the most recent Hays GCC Salary Guide for 2022, 50% of companies cited a lack of qualified candidates as their top hiring difficulty, while another 21% of employers cited candidates with excessively high salary demands. 19% of businesses anticipate a lack of IT and technology workers, particularly in the domains of cloud computing, cyber security, and data.
Roles requiring specialized and highly technical skill sets, such as data scientists, cybersecurity architects, cloud engineers, and cloud architects, are challenging to fill due to a lack of suitable candidates, according to Billy Bilton, senior consultant for technology at Hays.
Bilton continued by stating that one of the major issues was that organizations weren’t appropriately positioning themselves in the market, which led to prospects defecting to more reputable companies. According to Bilton, businesses that are unable to fill positions with local expertise are luring ex-pats by providing certain work-from-aboard opportunities.
According to Waleed Anwar, employers are searching abroad for the best-qualified candidates to fill open positions. Using specialized recruiters in the area also makes it simpler to locate the best candidates because these recruiters have databases to assist their search.