Battle is on for hearts and minds of UAE employees

Providing health insurance by itself may no longer be enough for UAE companies to retain their best talent. With mandatory health insurance becoming the norm in Dubai, as has been the case in Abu Dhabi for a while now, companies will have to pad up their employee benefits package like never before.

If not, they could soon be victims of talent erosion, with 39 per cent of employees and 44 per cent of managers at local companies ?hoping to move jobs in the next 12 months? (It was part of a global ?Employee Benefits Trends Study? carried out by the insurer.)