1. Team Player
49 per cent of the surveyed UAE companies desired someone who would work well in a team
2. Bi-lingual communication
Being able to communicate well in Arabic as well as English came at a close-second as a desired skill with 46 per cent of the employers listing it as an ideal skill for a new hire.
3. English communication
UAE with its international culture values good communication ability in English and 39 per cent of the respondents believe that this skill is an absolute requirement in a new hire.
4. Negotiation skills
Business deals are all about the right kind of persuasion and that comes with team members who have good negotiation skills. 35 per cent of employers feel that this is a must-have.
5. Passion and ability to make a difference
Taking initiative to bring about positive change is a quality found in few. This ability can help companies grow and expand in new directions.