Emirates Group hosts best practice conference
Emirates Group recruitment hosted its first conference around best recruitment practices through technology and social sourcing.
The conference, supported by LinkedIn, focused on the use of social media for sourcing and recruiting, and aimed to address the challenges posed in identifying the right talent that meets the changing needs of today’s business environment, as well as the technology required to support this.
The role of integrated social sourcing strategies to drive talent acquisition going forward was also discussed.
Amira Al Awadhi, vice president national recruitment and development for Emirates Group said: “With the tremendous growth of a number of industries in the MENA region, utilizing socially and technologically led recruitment strategies are essential to attracting both active and passive talent.
Today’s conference was a great platform to come together and discuss our experiences as a Group and to learn from other companies.
Our aim is to continue to move forward and innovate in the business of talent acquisition, because our people are what give us an added edge in today’s competitive business environment.”
Emirates uses a variety of social media platforms for its recruitment needs and has a growing social following on platforms such as LinkedIn.
The airline currently has the largest following on LinkedIn in the Middle East with more than 500,000 followers.
A panel session at the conference