Intelligent Issue 38 | Page 10


New partnership to revolutionise local and cross-border onboarding and payroll for Dubai businesses
RemotePass , one of the UAE ’ s leading platforms for onboarding , paying and managing global remote workers , has announced a strategic partnership with the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy ( DCDE ), one of the three chambers operating under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers .
This collaboration aims to bolster the UAE start-up and business ecosystem by providing a seamless avenue for global businesses to both access the UAE ’ s skilled workforce and relocate global talent , all without the necessity of establishing a local entity . Additionally , the partnership will offer invaluable support to local firms and will enable them to effortlessly hire top talent from around the world , whether as contractors or full time employees .
In pursuit of the DCDE ’ s strategic goal to attract 300 digital start-ups to Dubai , RemotePass will play a pivotal role in ensuring the HR success of these ventures . RemotePass provides businesses with the essential tools for seamless onboarding , management and retention of talent .
Cloud disrupter appoints new board to support rapid growth after surge in revenue
British tech start-up , Dootrix , has emerged as a serious contender in the rapidly expanding cloud services market , amid a boom in the country ’ s most recognised brands using its specialist cloud expertise to reshape how they operate , paving the way for significant growth and returns for investors .
The Microsoft Azure specialist – which works with companies and institutions such as
Heathrow , Confused . com , Britain ’ s blue light services and universities – has witnessed a remarkable 74 % increase in revenue this year and more than doubled its staff delivering technology consultancy to some of the UK ’ s biggest enterprises .
Dootrix , which is innovating and disrupting the market for cloud computing services , has formed a new board to help spearhead the company as it continues to expand rapidly . Managing Director , Rob Borley , and Technical Director , Kevin Smith , have become CEO and CTO respectively . Tech heavyweight , Tom Fitzgibbons , has been brought in as COO to oversee the upward trajectory of the business .
Quarter of employees feel the effects of discrimination
One in four employees said they have felt held back in their careers due to discrimination in relation to either their ethnicity , sexuality , religion , age or gender , revealed in a new study by recruiter , Barrington Hibbert Associates .
The research also found that 27 % of respondents agreed that diversity and inclusion in their workplace was at best an average priority while one in ten said they didn ’ t fit in at work , painting a concerning picture of the workplace across various industries including finance and legal as well as healthcare and education .
Half of respondents said that representation at senior level was important due to the fact it would make decisionmaking more inclusive , similarly one in five do not feel represented by senior team leaders or senior levels , resulting in disappointment , exclusion or anger .
Concerns were also raised around ‘ code switching ’ which is when ethnic minorities feel they cannot be themselves in their workplace resulting in changed behaviour to fit in .
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