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It’s not what you know…

It’s not what you know…

In today’s competitive recruitment world, it’s not so much about what you know but who you know, at least that’s what CTPartners’ Russel Adam tells Kipp

April 4, 2011 3:12 by



Other trends are also coming to the fore. In the GCC there is an emerging generation of local professionals who have been well educated either at home or abroad. They are building networks in the same way as their peers in other parts of the world. More than ever before, hiring consists of a mix of locals and expatriates.

Cultural Clashes
Apart from formal qualifications and experience, a major reason for the growing tendency of employers to take on local professionals – even when the employer is a foreign organisation – is that there have been too many examples of cultural mismatches and lack of long-term commitment to building Dubai’s businesses and economy.

There is a backlash against fair weather employees who arrive when the going is good and leave as soon as it gets rough. Clients want expatriates to stay, and the signs are that the more recently hired expatriates are people who are in it for the long haul.



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