Recruiter discusses Current Recruitment Industry Demands

What are the current Industries In recruiting demand around The Middle East And How To Effectively Recruit within them
DIC, UAE - Feb. 16, 2014 - PRLog -- As of 2013, the UAE Economy has enjoyed a strong economic growth of 4.6%; and is expected to grow within the same rate this year-- according to the latest report by the Emirates NBD economic research section. According to Omar Taha, Recruitment expert and Director of the Executive Search firm, The S&T Group (, “following this economic growth, a number of businesses, along with employment opportunities in many different sectors in the region is to be expected.” This economic growth is said to be credited to the fact that Dubai has invited millions of tourist in the past year; naturally resulting to billions in revenue as well.

Without a doubt, the Middle East is one of the top destinations both for tourists looking to enjoy the sights and innovations in the region; as much as this is the ideal workplace for many immigrants from all over the world too. With this, the private companies in the region is on the winning edge when it comes to looking for the right candidates to fill in their jobs-- but then again, are you really doing your recruitment right?

While there are specific industries that demand a greater workforce today in the Middle East, below are a few of those that top the list:

1. Aviation Industry ( With tourism being the top industry in the Middle East region, there is the high demand for professional such as pilots, flight attendants, and ground personnel too. According to the latest report by the Arab Air Carriers Organization, Middle East based airline companies are to be accounted for around 8% of the total global air transport, and are collectively growing at 10% annually-- twice the 5% average global rate. By 2020, airports in UAE are aimed at catering for 400 million more passengers.

2. Management Sector. As all companies rely on its management arm for its operations, there is the constant demand for management professionals too, and this includes professionals in finance, accounting, and the like. Presently, the business sector in the UAE represents a $800 billion opportunity. The presence of thousands of new investors naturally result to the emergence of new employment opportunities in the management sector.

3. Oil Industry Manpower. Middle East is also best known for its oil reserves that power the rest of the world; thus, the continuing demand for manpower in this sector requires constant Talent Management ( In 2013, the oil production in the region increased, resulting to the boost in the rest of non-oil sectors in the region as well. Dubai's oil production is said to increase by 4.7% in the past year, and is expected to rise more this year.

4. Hospitality Workers. As tourism is a booming industry in the region, hotels and other hospitality businesses are on the rise too, calling for hospitality workers such as hotel attendants, bar tenders, and similar skilled workers. Last year, around 10 million of people chose to spend their holiday in Dubai-- a substantial increase from the 2.2. million of foreigners in 2002. By 2020, the same number of 10 million is expected to go double. According to the World Travel and Tourism council, the contribution of the tourism sector in UAE is equivalent to the total 4.3% of the total region's economic growth.

As you may be one of the companies in the same industry, it is a must to remember that effectively recruiting the right persons for the job begins with effective staffing strategies ( too.

Begin by coming up with a comprehensive compensation package, and a dynamic work environment with constant opportunities for promotion. And of course, it will be best to present your company in a "saleable" pitch-- making your jobs a desirable pick for your prospect employee.

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