Job activity to spike during Ramadan; report
Bayt.com revealed that 71% of MENA professionals plan to spend more time job hunting in the next month
The Middle East's job site Bayt.com discovered that two thirds of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) respondents increase job search productivity during Ramadan.
The survey titled ‘Ramadan in the Middle East and North Africa Workplace', revealed that 71% of MENA professionals plan to spend more time job hunting in the next month.
The spike in job activity is largely down to respondents stating Ramadan limits distractions allowing time for a different focus. Furthermore, respondents believe hiring activity during the holy month either increases or stays the same.
Suhail Masri, Vice President of Employer Solutions, Bayt.com, said: "Job seekers who are planning to use this month to multiply their job search efforts and career planning activities are recommended to use Bayt.com's numerous career search and support tools.
"Thousands of employers continuously advertise new jobs and search for CVs on Bayt.com during Ramadan, and those who are currently searching are invited to join our platform to find their next career opportunity."
The survey also highlighted that 72% of respondents feel that their workload decreases or remains the same and 45.7% are satisfied with the adjusted Ramadan working hours their companies set in place. However, 19.1% were neutral in response to this question and 35.2% said they were not satisfied with their working hours.
In addition, 63.7% feel more productive in the workplace, 21.9% maintain the same level of productivity and 14.4% report being less productive.