Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties has been billed 2015's most “in demand” employer in the Middle East and North Africa, according to LinkedIn.
New rankings published by the professional networking site ranked the company above Shell and Emirates Airline, which took second and third place, while Proctor & Gamble and Etisalat rounded out the top five positions.
The findings showed oil and gas, real estate and construction, transport and telecommunications and technology to be the most in-demand sectors in the region.
It said that despite the slump in the oil market, the oil and gas sector in the Middle East was still attracting the most talent with more than six companies in the Top 20 list including Shell, Saudi Aramco and BP.
Etisalat led the telecommunication and technology sector, followed by Apple, Google and GE.
Head of LinkedIn Talent Solutions (MENA), Ali Matar, said, “The healthy mix of regionally-headquartered and global firms in the Top 20 list shows the vibrant business environment in the Middle East. Organisations in this list are investing in their employer brand, and their strategic approach to staffing denotes an appreciation of social recruiting. "The presence of these brand names in this list adds significantly to our Economic Graph vision, with multi-market, multi-sector opportunity for professionals on LinkedIn.”
Emaar Properties managing director, Ahmad Al Matrooshi, added: “Emaar’s premier ranking in LinkedIn’s Top 20 InDemand Employers in the MENA underlines our position as the most preferred employer of choice in the region. It demonstrates the rewarding career and personal development opportunities that Emaar offers to its team members, who become part of a dynamic company that is quickly expanding across the region.”
LinkedIn MENA Top 20 InDemand Employers
3. Emirates Airline
4. Procter & Gamble
7. Saudi Aramco
9. Etihad Airways
12. KEO International Consultants
13. Al Tayer Group
16. Dubai Islamic Bank
18. Qatar Petroleum
20 Consolidated Contractors Company
By Eleanor Dickinson
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