In a recent study, almost 60 percent of surveyed businesses were found to be filling up vacant managerial and professional positions, up from 46 percent in Q1. Around 68 percent of polled companies said they will be hiring middle and senior-level talents within the next three months. SKOPOS Consulting Group, a leading Organisation Development (OD) solutions firm in the Middle East and Africa, expects the consultancy boom to gain more momentum as organizations aim for optimal growth with newer members onboard.
While consultancy services are traditionally contracted by the private sector, the Gulf is witnessing a surge in demand from the public sector as well. This affirms a recent study indicating that the public sector now accounts for more than 30 percent of the global consulting market and is expected to grow its share at around nine percent annually. This can be attributed to the advantages of consulting services such as higher levels of efficiencies and productivity. SKOPOS recommends services and tools such as executive coaching, conflict management, team building, leadership development and communication to ensure effective organisational development at both the private and public levels.
“Corporate expansion must be matched with solid OD capabilities to ensure directed growth. Hiring the best talents is not enough; new employees must have strategic places within a broader, long-term growth plan. Unfortunately, many companies are not well-equipped to formulate, implement and monitor OD schemes. This is where the expertise and experience of consulting firms come in, hence the surge in demand for our services.
SKOPOS believes that instituting positive changes within a company can only happen when the leadership and the entire workforce both believe in the potential and benefits of the proposed changes,” said Dr. Hussein El Kazzaz, Managing Director, SKOPOS Consulting Group.