The article explores the challenge that the Gulf Corporation Countries (GCC) still face in creating the private sector as a vehicle towards building a diversified economy less dependent on the oil sector through forming the private sector as an employer of choice to nationals. Despite, governmental efforts to form the private sector as an attractive sector , the dependency on foreign labor stays at 70%. The research explores strategies that have been developed in the GCC for forming the private sector as an employer of choice which reveal the presence of “Human Resource Development” strategies as a solution to attract nationals towards private sector employment.
The research data collection has focused on the Kingdom of Bahrain by collecting data from four private sector organizations to assess the presence of HRD and nationals view towards government sector employment. The study reveals findings towards the importance of forming policies that form the private sector an employer of choice through extrinsic means by restructuring the remuneration structure.