Middle East – Jobseekers want easier ways to communicate with employers

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By memberservices@staffingindustry.com (Danny Romero)

The majority of jobseekers in the Middle East believe that HR departments should always communicate with jobseekers, according to a report from jobs site Bayt.com.

The report, ‘Communication at Work in the Middle East, shows that 59% of respondents believe that the HR department should always communicate with job seekers, even if they are rejected; while 20% believe that HR departments should communicate with prospective job seekers only if they are qualified. However another 20% believe that companies should only communicate with the short-listed candidates. Meanwhile, more than 90% of respondents want to have a job where they can communicate easily.

“Communication is the essence of employee satisfaction, successful team dynamics, and higher work productivity. It is critical that employers and managers frequently review their communication practices and regulations in order to guide their workforce towards success,” Suhail Masri, vice president of employer solutions at Bayt.com, said.

The data also showed that email is the main method of communication at work, according to 67.5% of respondents. This was followed by in-person communication (14.8%), social media (13.5%), instant messaging (3.3%) and audio and video conferences (0.9%). Email was stated to be the most effective mode of workplace communication.

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