UAE workers ranked among the hardest-working
The UAE has been ranked among the world’s top three countries in the Business Name Generator (BNG) ranking, which measures the hard work and diligence of employees.
According to the study, 46.5% of workers in the UAE work 49 hours or more per week, compared to an average of 52.6 hours per week paid.
Malta tops the list of 150 countries with 91% of employees working 49 hours or more. Malta is followed by Bhutan, Bangladesh, Congo, Mauritius, Lesotho, Maldives, Pakistan and Lebanon.
BNG included data from the International Labour Organisation, which takes into account overtime. The study notes that modern technology makes it possible to work from anywhere in the world, but worker overwork remains a problem.
Israel, Austria, Netherlands and France found themselves at the bottom of the ranking – thanks to short working weeks and absence of overwork. The City of London’s workforce was the most productive, working an average of 36 hours a week.
The United Arab Emirates’ labour market previously topped the world on several indicators at once, including attractiveness for highly skilled workers, according to a ranking by British institute Legatum.
The UAE also led the world in several rankings in the Annual World Competitiveness Report 2022 published by the Swiss International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
The country ranked high for its high employment and low unemployment rates, percentage of foreign labour force, and high number of specialised senior managers. The rankings also noted the UAE’s low percentage of labour disputes and other achievements.
Source: Khaleej Times
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