June 2023 in review: News highlights

June 2023 in review: News highlights
UAE Ministry implements strict guidelines for hiring foreign workers

The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has set strict conditions for private sector establishments to hire foreign workers. These include having electronic permits, aligning the worker's profession with the establishment's activity, and obtaining a valid work permit before recruitment. Compliance with these regulations is essential to ensure legal employment in the UAE. The ministry offers 12 types of work permits based on the job's nature, and it is mandatory to obtain a valid permit before engaging in any work in the UAE.

ID and Passport renewals: UAE introduces digital services for residents

UAE residents now have the convenience of renewing their Emirates IDs and passports from anywhere in the world through digital services provided by the Immigration & Ports Department and the Consulate General of the UAE. This development brings significant relief to residents, particularly the elderly and families, who previously had to endure long queues. In addition, the newly established Digital Forensic Lab has taken proactive measures to combat cyber threats, introducing advanced analysis capabilities to safeguard the confidentiality of data shared through these digital platforms. These advancements contribute to amore streamlined and secure renewal process for UAE residents.

Mandatory UAE unemployment insurance: Enroll by June 30 or face penalties

The UAE unemployment insurance is now mandatory for all employees, including those in free zones and semi-government entities. The enrollment deadline for this insurance scheme is June 30, and failure to sign up will result in fines. The program offers financial support to individuals who experience job loss, with eligible workers receiving up toAED20,000 per month for a maximum of three months. To qualify, employees must have been enrolled for at least 12 months. The insurance covers two categories based on monthly salary, and there are specific criteria and procedures to be followed for claiming benefits.

UAE introduces 5-year residence visa for retired expats: Everything You need to know 

UAE launches 5-year residence visa for retired expatriates, providing an appealing option for retirement. Eligible retirees aged 55+ can apply, meeting specific criteria and submitting required documents. Benefits include extended residency, quality healthcare access, property ownership, and family inclusion. Streamlined application process ensures a hassle-free experience.

Retaining talent: LinkedIn report emphasizes value of development opportunities

LinkedIn's2023 Workplace Learning Report highlights that 68% of respondents would stay with their current employer if offered more development opportunities. This underscores the value of investing in employee growth to enhance retention. Prioritizing professional development programs can foster loyalty and engagement, benefiting both employees and organizations.