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December 17, 2018

UAE Salary Guide 2019 - Human Resources

“Amidst a hesitant market in 2018, we have seen many organisations in the Emirates supporting mobile work hubs and using shared services centres based in other countries that have a cheaper cost of living.”

UAE Salary Guide 2019 - Human Resources
Cooper Fitch Dubai
Cooper Fitch Dubai
Cooper Fitch Dubai
Cooper Fitch Dubai

International firms are moving their HR teams offshore.

Many multinational corporations are restructuring their HR teams and centralising the function in countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Asia, and Eastern Europe to reduce costs. Amidst a hesitant market in 2018, we have seen many organisations in the Emirates supporting mobile work hubs and using shared services centres based in other countries that have a cheaper cost of living. The growth of the knowledge-based society subsided with the pressures of opening up emerging markets, has led cutting-edge global companies to recognise now more than ever that human resources and intellectual capital are as significant as financial assets in building sustainable competitive advantage.

There is a significant increase in the number of UAE national HR managers.

To overcome the structural division in the labour market, the UAE Government launched the Emiratisation (Tawteen in Arabic) campaign, which mandates the inclusion of qualified Emiratis in the workplace, particularly in the private sector to increase their contribution to the growth of the economy. However, retaining the best national talent is a challenge and organisations are seeking innovative ways to reduce the risk of losing their valuable local talent. Employers seek to generate and sustain employee commitment and loyalty through effective employee engagement, sophisticated training programs, succession-planning incentives, performance related rewards and consistent salary and benefits enhancements.

Highly educated HR professionals are in high-demand.

Professionals who hold a Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Diploma and a Master's degree are in very high demand, however the however, it is difficult for employers to find local talent that have already obtained these qualifications and have the relevant professional experience. Highly qualified professionals demand better salaries as they are perceived as having stronger capabilities to drive and implement strategic initiatives. In addition, employers see the benefit of having relevant academia and business research translated into the work environment.

The interview process in 2018 was significantly longer and more meticulous.

We have noticed that the interview process in 2018 took longer when compared with clients in 2017. We find that organisations are now looking for more substantial ways to gauge the ability of candidates. With the increased use of psychometric testing, we only envisage that the latter will be utilised on a much larger scale in 2019.

We see increased use of human resources management systems across bigger organisations and governmental entities.

HR professionals should be tech-savvy in order to thrive in the market since most organisations are moving towards digitised HR systems. Experience with certain HR systems areimportant for employers; however, it is not the number one requirement for organisations when they are on the hunt for a HR leader. HR professionals are required to be effective and influential communicators who possess high levels of emotional intelligence with the ability to manage, enhance and engage a diverse workforce.

 

ROLES

TITLE

MIN

MAX

 

CHRO

96,000

140,000

 

HR VP

75,000

120,000

 

HR Director (Group)

40,000

68,000

 

HR Manager

22,000

32,000

 

Recruitment Manager

17,000

25,000

 

Recruiter

14,500

16,000

 

Recruitment Specialist

13,000

16,000

 

Compensation & Benefits Manager

20,000

25,000

 

Learning & Development Manager

20,000

30,000

 

Learning & Development Specialist

15,000

18,000

 

Training Manager

17,000

26,000

 

Employee Relations Manager

18,000

22,000

 

HR Operations Manager

18,000

23,500

 

Talent & Acquisition Manager

17,000

26,000

 

Talent & Acquisition Specialist

12,000

18,000

 

Human Resources Business Partner

25,000

40,000

 

HR Generalist

13,000

18,000

Monthly salaries in UAE Dirhams (AED). Salaries provided are exclusive of any bonus, guaranteed or otherwise. 

Please click here to view the full salary guide for this sector.

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