Ministry of Economy and LinkedIn sign MoU to promote UAE as talent destination

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  • The agreement is geared towards achieving UAE Strategy for Talent Attraction and Retention.
  • LinkedIn will collaborate with the ministry’s team to make joint action plans supporting the ministry’s national strategies.

The UAE’s Ministry of Economy has signed an agreement with LinkedIn for developing a framework for skills-based talent besides identifying, attracting and retaining talent in the Emirates.
This agreement is geared towards UAE Strategy for Talent Attraction and Retention in three areas–developing a comprehensive introductory framework for talent based on skills; normative and strategic studies and research to identify talent groups around the world and launching campaigns to attract and retain talent in the UAE.
In a statement, the ministry said that LinkedIn will work to develop graphic studies to specify talents groups according to the targeted skills from around the world, classify their position and professional history, type of talents and skills they have to support the development of policies that attract them.
LinkedIn will also work on launching a global campaign to create communication mechanisms with talents and enhance understanding of their requirements. At the same time, it will inform talents from outside the country about the promising opportunities and the distinguished work environment offered by the UAE.
The global online professional platform will collaborate with the ministry’s team to make joint action plans that support the ministry’s national strategies to attract and retain talent in addition to supporting strategic initiatives and national activities to attract talent and exchange knowledge and visions in this field, the statement said.
The ministry said the partnership highlights its commitment to investing in human capital and supporting talent as they are the “basic pillars to establishing a more diversified, flexible and sustainable economic system”.
Ali Matar, Head of LinkedIn EMEA Venture Markets, Middle East and Africa said major international companies are hiring based on employees’ skills to support the diversity of their workforces and minimize the skill gap in all sectors. All strategies of the UAE consider this skill diversity and are designed to attract and retain it in the country.”

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