The practice of fulfilling government mandated employment quotas for local populations, known
as Qatarisation in Qatar, is a commonly debated and contested topic amongst human resources
professionals in Qatari or multinational companies. It can also be a socioeconomically sensitive
area, as it is in all Gulf states with small local populations. Matthew Lewis and David Jones take a
closer look at what private sector companies can do to attract and retain Qatari nationals.