ORC Worldwide(R) Opens Middle East Office in Dubai



    NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /CNW/ -- Keeping pace with the global business boom in
the Middle East, ORC Worldwide(R), a human resource management consulting
company headquartered in New York, has opened its first Middle East branch to
customers in the Gulf.
    "Dubai is in the midst of major growth and to be here at the center of
that activity is very important to any business," said John Macdonald,
Managing Director of the Middle East for ORC.  "ORC has been serving this
region for years, but our relationships will now flourish with more direct
contact."
    As western-based corporations expand globally, Dubai has become a popular
destination for many reasons. Operating conditions are among the most
favorable in the Middle East, its economy is strong, and it has a well-
developed commercial infrastructure. And as the economic climate becomes more
sophisticated, experts believe there is a need for advancements in human
resource and compensation programs follows.
    "This is a considerable opportunity for ORC to offer its knowledge and
experience of compensation, reward, talent management and other human resource
services to companies expanding their operations in the UAE and for local
companies who need to develop their HR practices," said Siobhan Cummins,
Managing Director of ORC's Worldwide EMEA.
    In fact, ORC has already expanded its staff to respond to the requests
from companies seeking assistance in obtaining salary-market data, designing
compensation structures and training their employees on how to manage
compensation and reward.
    "There is a need for specialist consulting firms in this region. ORC is
well-placed to help local companies to thrive and build their own capacity,"
Macdonald said.
    ORC Worldwide provides human resource management consulting and data
services to large and mid-sized organizations around the globe. For more than
20 years, ORC has surveyed members of its Senior Human Resource Officers'
Networks. Headquartered in New York City, ORC Worldwide has offices in
Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Munich, Paris,
Sacramento, San Francisco, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and
Wellington For more information, please visit www.orcworldwide.com.




For further information:

For further information: John Yocca of Stern + Associates,
+1-908-276-4344  x 214, john@sternassociates.com, for ORC Worldwide Web Site:
http://www.orcworldwide.com

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