Essays on Emiratisation in the UAE Case Study

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The paper 'Emiratisation in the UAE" is a good example of a management case study. In the last few years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been depending on expatriates to improve its thriving economy and facilitate the rapid development of the economy. The ability of the Gulf’ s countries to attract global expertise and business has succeeded and both the UAE’ s economy and its global competitiveness have improved. Even though the relationship between expatriates as well as nationals has been symbiotic, the dependence of expatriates has resulted in economic, political and social issues.

As a result, the nations in the Gulf have started formulating strategies with the objective of ensuring regulation of the employment quotas as part of the nationals’ human capital development. Generating a lot of meaningful jobs particularly amongst the youths has become a concern at the global level; therefore, the UAE’ s attributed to the varying regional context and increasing rates of unemployment need innovative solutions. Essentially, job localisation programs have become the ideal policy option since they have an effect on the employment practices both in the private and public sectors.

As it will be evidenced in this essay, the issue of Emiratisation has led to increased debate and the government has been forced to develop as well as implement lasting and sustainable solutions. Even though Emiratisation has existed for more than a decade, the outcomes in the private and public sector have been falling back with only 0.5 per cent of citizens working in the private sector. The UAE nationals, particularly the graduates are experiencing challenges when looking for jobs. While the public sector cannot absorb more graduates that enter the job market yearly, the private sectors are asking for specific qualifications and skills.

Furthermore, because of the social security payments offered by the government, scores of locals prefer working in menial jobs. Still, the rate of unemployment in the UAE is increasing and although many people agree that Emiratisation is important for political, economic and social reasons, some argue that the organisational efficiency is impacted by localisation.

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