The GCC must ramp up efforts to boost engagement levels among nationals in the workplace if schemes to increase private sector participation are to bear fruit, the authors of a new report said. Gulf nationals, particularly females and those under the age of 25, are among the least engaged in the workplace, a study of more than 4,600 nationals by consultancy Aon Hewitt found. “The region has a fantastic opportunity, on the same scale as the discovery of oil 50 years ago, in terms of tapping into a pool of talent. All the ingredients are here in the same way that they are not in any other place in the world,” David Jones, chief consulting officer at Aon Hewitt, said. From Arabian Business .