According to LinkedIn’s research, the country is winning almost two times more professionals than it is losing.
The UAE is in a strong position ahead of Dubai’s successful Expo 2020 bid, in terms of building its talent pool and becoming home to world-class professionals, the latest research data from LinkedIn has shown.
According to LinkedIn’s research, the country is winning almost two times more professionals than it is losing. The research revealed that 49,000 LinkedIn members have moved to the UAE during 2013, making it the next hot destination for acquiring talent in the Middle East region. LinkedIn, the largest professional network, currently has over one million members in the UAE and over 10 million in the Mena region.
The study also showed that talent is mainly coming from India, the UK and the US internationally and Qatar and Saudi Arabia regionally. Top companies in the UAE that are tapping into this inflow of talent include Etisalat, The Jumeirah Group and Emirates airline.
With the country winning the right to host Expo 2020, more than 200,000 jobs are expected to be created in various sectors as the city prepares for the influx of visitors. The demand for local and international talent will increase dramatically and for companies to understand where to look for candidates, they need to dig into the data behind the inflow of talent, the online network revealed.