IT firms are hiring
HR solutions form Dulsco says technology sector is increasing workforces
The UAE's technology sector is showing signs of recovery, with several large technology companies looking to recruit new staff and increase their workforces, according to HR solutions provider Dulsco.
The company said that several leading IT companies in the UAE have increased their headcount by at least 18% over the past two months, when compared to the same period in 2010.
The findings are base on Dulsco's research among its technology clients operating in the region.
"Information technology has several specialist segments and many IT companies relocating to the UAE face the challenge of finding the right talent to manage these activities," says S Balakumar, director, Dulsco HR Solutions. "We are witnessing a slow but definite turnaround in an industry that has bounced back after weathering the global downturn."
Balakumar also attributed the increase in the demand for skilled professional to the rapid emergence of new IT-related businesses such as social media, online advertising and marketing, search engine optimisation and solutions development.
Prabhu Dharmarajan, senior manager for Dulsco Human Resource Outsourcing said that it is not just the large IT firms that are recruiting, but small and medium IT companies are hiring as well.
Small and medium IT companies are predominantly looking to hire staff for entry and mid level positions.
"Though the demand for skilled manpower has increased, IT companies are still hiring cautiously and are looking for cost-efficient solutions," said Dharmarajan. "Most new IT companies prefer to outsource their manpower requirements to specialist recruiting companies so that they can focus on their core business activities, bring about an increasing demand for temporary manpower."