Many companies struggle with Saudization and achieving high compliance in the hi-green and platinum levels. Multinationals and SMEs have different challenges related to Saudization because of their size and their advantages when it comes to Saudization.
For SMEs, common challenges they face are:
The challenges multinationals face include:
These challenges are recognized by the government and they have revised regulations to make it easier for companies, for example, changes to employees effect the company’s Nitaqat rating immediately. Taking away the waiting period with Nitaqat made it easier for companies to stay become compliant. However, there are still practical steps that companies can take to improve their Saudization levels and remain compliant in the long term.
Some solutions to Saudization challenges include;
There are many ways that companies can achieve compliance and find the employees they need and also ensuring that retainment is a focus for HR to minimize employee turnover can help keep Nitaqat rating stable.