Ramadan 2017 to witness an increase in job search activity, participants at the latest poll “Ramadan in the Middle East and North Africa Workplace” poll, carried out by Bayt.com, said. The majority of Mena professionals (79.1%) agree that they plan to spend more time looking for a new job during Ramadan.
A large contributor to the increased job search activity has to do with the fact that 49.6% of those in the poll believe that Ramadan helps them to slow down their distractions and also allows them to focus on their career goals.
Working hours during Ramadan are adjusted or decreased during the period, the bigger proportion (45.7%) of respondents are satisfied with their companies’ working hours during the holy month. 19.1% were neutral in response to this question and 35.2% said they were not satisfied with their working hours. With this in mind, 62.1% of Mena respondents agree that they spend more time with their family and friends during Ramadan.
Despite the changes in workload and hours, productivity and commitment to work remain high in the region. Nearly two thirds of respondents feel more productive in the workplace during Ramadan (63.7%), more than one in five (21.9%) are able to maintain the same level productivity, and only 14.4% report being less productive in Ramadan. (Source)
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