UmQusai's Thoughts ..

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Gulf Compensation Trends: Oman

a research presented by Gulf Talent, regarding the compensation ternd in the gulf, here are is few quotes and highlights about Oman's position:

The Oman labour market has had an extremely turbulent year. The Sultanate, which until recently appeared to be lagging behind pay rises in the rest of the Gulf, has this year registered the region’s largest average pay rise at 11.0%, almost twice the corresponding rate last year.

The key factors behind this trend have been the 15% pay rise announced for the public sector and the easing of restrictions on expatriates switching jobs, which has forced employers to raise pay levels to keep their staff.

Inflation has also surged this year, particularly in housing rents. Based on the survey results, rents in Oman increased by 29% over the last year, resulting in the government’s decision in September to impose a 15% cap on rent increases.

In addition, the devastation caused by Cyclone Gonu in June has contributed to rent increases, as many buildings were severely damaged. It has also increased the demand for skilled professionals, as a stream of reconstruction projects have been announced, putting further upward pressure on salaries.

Although this year’s above-average pay rise may help partially close the gap with other GCC countries and slow the brain drain experienced by the country over the last few years, Omani salaries still remain in absolute terms well below their counterparts elsewhere in the Gulf.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Employees Yesterday Vs Employees Today!!

Whenever I sit around a group of friends, those who work always have something to complain about their workplace, their organizations or their bosses. Basicly, no one is happy and everyone is looking forward to changing their organization and looking for another job. In addition, the amount of voluntary resignations in quite high every where.

If I look back at my parents generations, it was never that way. You would find that most employees stayed in their organizations for decades. The numbers, 20 years, 25 years and even 30 years is common.

What is the reason behind this? is it that availability of better paying jobs and more challenging ones? in the past most organizations used to be owned by government so the pay was quite equal within them, or at least not very different. Is it that our generation is not patient enough to stay in one organization and once we are faced with the first challenge we think of changing the workplace instead of working on it?

Is this healthy? to some extent from the country's economy side I think it is. The competition to attract the best employees means better pays which means a higher living standered. But from the private sector's perspective, the operating cost gets higher because they will have to pay higher to have good employees.

I guess its part of the country's development and we should look it positively.


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Thursday, September 13, 2007

رمضان كريم

أعاننا الله على حسن صيامه وقيامه
و كل عام ورمضان بخير
Have a Blessed Ramdhan

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Monday, September 03, 2007


يدحض رائد المقولة أن بعض الصور تساوي آلاف الكلمات بأدلته، أتفق معه ولكن عندما تجتمع الصورة مع الكلمة تساوي آلاف النبضات المصاحبة للإحساس!!ـ

اترككم مع بعض الصور المرتبطة بكلمات وصلتني عن طريق بريدي الإليكتروني وأحببت مشاركتكم بها لأنها لمست جرحاً بداخلي


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