Change that heralds success is rooted in the adoption of innovation and the people equipped with the right skill sets to adapt to the new while also envisioning the path forward. If anything took precedence over the past two years in regards to recruitment and the ever-expanding pool of qualified personnel, it is the evident and documented growth within digital industries, with B2C and B2B e-commerce experiencing a significant uptick.
In the first week of January, for example, 6,500 UAE jobs were posted for three job categories — tech (backend, frontend, full stack, dev ops), product (product managers, product designers, service design, UX and UI) and data (engineers, scientists) — all of which recorded a 10% – 15% increase in offered salaries and employee stock ownership plans.
At ARC Talent, we make it our business to study the needs of the market and identify the right people for every client we have also noticed that as more and more enterprises, start-ups, and multinationals look to close the skills gap and take the right decisions when it comes to hiring, talent-acquisition support can be a key to achieve the goals.
As with all industries, recruitment trends are constantly changing to cater to the needs of the evolving sectors and processes. If we look at the most dominating trends for this year, an increasing number of people are seeking mid- to senior-level roles in fields like technology, a pivot that was driven by the rising interest in blockchain innovations, cryptocurrency, and machine learning over the past few years.
Of course, finding the right person for the job is not always easy when the search is restricted to local demographics. While the MENA region prides itself with the power and experience of its workforce, some job requirements demand skill sets that are in the process of being developed in response to the fast-changing world. As such, businesses in the UAE and the region should also seek to attract and work with remote talents from around the world. Given the fact that flexible and remote working options have become the reality of the employment fabric, this is a trend that is expected to stay. For example, according to our database of 2021 candidates at ARC Talent, 42% of people employed were based overseas, while 37% work remotely. Here’s another interesting statistic that is worth considering: 1,800 talent acquisition jobs were posted on LinkedIn in one day in mid-January. Businesses are looking to grow, and only the right partners can ensure that they do and help them navigate the intricacies of the current business ecosystem.
The recruitment process needs a more modernised approach, and at ARC Talent, we partner with agencies, corporates and start-ups alike to provide the best skilled talents region-wide and internationally to empower brands across virtually every sector.