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The Impact of Nationalisation on GDP

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Integrating more nationals into the labour market is an issue that countries in the GCC have faced for many years. Due to rapid and sustained growth, the region had no choice but to rely on overseas labour, a move which, while successful in terms of business development, threatened the identity of many GCC countries. To redress this balance, nationalisation was introduced, with the sole purpose of helping local people move into local jobs. The move was not only about helping strengthen national identity; it aimed to create an infrastructure which would serve the generations to come. The issue of nationalisation is a complex and multifaceted one, with positives...
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Can the Tech Skills Gap Be Closed?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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As advancements in technology increased at a dramatic rate over the last 15 years, an indisputable gap opened up between the available technology and the people who were qualified to work and develop projects at this level. The skills gap has been a problem threatening the tech sector for years – has the situation changed? Unfortunately, no. The skills gap, while it is changing and evolving along with advancements, is still a pertinent issue, made worse by recent global events. In the Middle East, the demand for skilled workers currently exceeds supply. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are expected to miss out on US$14.46 billion and...
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How to Excel in Your New Tech Company in the First 60 Days

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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You’ve landed a new tech role – congratulations! At this point, you will have made a success of your interview, and connected with the hiring manager; the next stage is to make sure you get the best start possible within your team in your new organisation. In this article, I will share the steps to take to make sure the first 60 days in your new Tech role go as smoothly as possible. Get to Know Your New Manager First of all, the best piece of advice I give successful tech candidates is to get to know your new manager.  During these first two months, your...
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5 Ways to Encourage Progression in Your Cyber Security Team

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Developing your Cyber Security team is a win-win situation, yet so many leaders overlook how crucial this part of leadership is to the success of their organisation.  Encouraging your team to make strategic progression develops them as individuals, but also strengthens your businesses credentials.  Training employees can cost businesses thousands each year, but this is only money well spent if your employees are on board with the programme and are looking to develop themselves. In today’s blog, I share five ways that Cyber Security leaders can encourage career development in their team. First, let’s take a look at why encouraging progression in your Cyber Security team is so important. The...
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Your Cyber security Career in the Middle East – What Should Be Your Next Move?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Countries in the Middle East have managed to revive their economies after the coronavirus outbreak, and the region has fared better than many other areas across the world. The Cyber security sector is now in the refocusing stage, where organisations are taking steps to define what the next stage of Cyber security – post-COVID-19 will look like.  Cyber security is going to play a significant part in the economic recovery as we move forwards, which I will explain in this article - but what will this mean for your career? The importance of Cyber security in the post-pandemic world that is emerging means that there will be...
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