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THE TALENT GAP REPORT Revealing the differences between what employers want and what professionals are looking for in the UAE, KSA and Qatar
Recruiting Landscape The Labor Market & Nationalization Skills Analysis LinkedIn’s Recommendation What we will cover today About the study
U.S. Skills Gap
Youth unemployment: 337M South Asia Latin America OECD Middle East & north Africa Sub-Saharan Africa East Asia & Pacific Europe & Central Asia Source: OECD; World Bank; The Economist
How can we bridge the gap?
About the survey 300 talent acquisition leaders 1,500 professionals
PROFILE OF THE PROFESSIONALS WE SURVEYED NATIONALITY (%) CURRENT EMPLOYMENT STATUS (%) Base: UAE (n=500), KSA (n=500), Qatar (n=500) AGE (%)
PROFILE OF THE TALENT ACQUISITION LEADERS WE SURVEYED INDUSTRY REPRESENTATION (%) COMPANY SIZE (%) Base: UAE (n=103), KSA (n=100), Qatar (n=100)
UAE EMPLOYERS MAINLY USE RECRUITMENT AGENCIES TO ADVERTISE THEIR OPENINGS VS.
COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARE SLOWLY MOVING TOWARDS ONLINE RECRUITING BUT SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE YET TO BE TAPPED VS.
EMPLOYERS IN QATAR MAINLY USE THEIR COMPANY WEBSITE FOR RECRUITING VS.
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS Overall, there’s a mismatch between where professionals are looking for opportunities and the channels employers are using. Companies should move to an online approach to recruiting to reach candidates From online career websites to social networks, it is important to deliver one consistent message to candidates throughout the recruiting process. “Some companies do not have the necessary skills in the areas of social media, mobile, internal social networks, process automation and performance monitoring and analysis and should invest more in development of digital skills.” Abdel Wahed, Emirates Insurance Company ,,
THE LABOR & NATIONALIZATION
EMPLOYERS’ PERCEPTION OF THE LABOR MARKET
PROFESSIONALS’ PERCEPTION OF THE LABOR MARKET
UAE & QATAR EMPLOYERS ARE NOT PROACTIVELY TARGETING NATIONALS WHILE SAUDI EMPLOYERS ARE TAKING MORE ACTION IMPLEMENTING NATIONALIZATION
2 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY OPTIMIZING YOUR JOBS Use the right keywords in job titles to ensure better targeting. Post all your openings online for better visibility and higher reach. Ask your employees to share your openings with their network. Remember, talent attracts talent. IMPROVING THE CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE Communicate with candidates throughout the journey in a consistent way. Clarify the job requirements from the start of the process to avoid any surprises. Align your strategy with your hiring managers in order to communicate the same message across the organization.
*Source:Adapt to Survive, PWC, 2014 63% of CEOs worldwide say that availability of skills is a primary concern*
RELEVANT TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE ARE IMPORTANT SKILLS FOR UAE EMPLOYERS
HAVING TECHNICAL EXPERTISE IS AN IMPORTANT SKILL FOR EMPLOYERS IN SAUDI WHEN LOOKING FOR TALENT
HAVING A MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND CREATIVITY ARE IMPORTANT SKILLS FOR EMPLOYERS IN QATAR
INVEST IN YOUR EMPLOYER BRAND SOURCE & PLAN YOUR HIRING ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS 3 THINGS YOU CAN START DOING NOW ON LINKEDIN
THE TALENT GAP REPORT Download full report lnkd.in/talentgapreport