UAE Ministry of Economy & LinkedIn ink MoU for country’s talent pool

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the leading global online professional platform LinkedIn, to attract and retain the best global talent and creative minds in the country.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, and Mr. Ali Matar, Head of LinkedIn EMEA Venture Markets, Middle East and Africa.

During the signing ceremony, Mr. Al Zeyoudi highlighted the MoE’s aim to strengthen cooperation and promote partnerships between the public and private sectors, adding that it seeks to reinforce the UAE’s position as one of the world’s most competitive talent hubs.

MoE has introduced promising methods, programs and strategic approaches to study the advantages of attracting targeted talents from around the world based on data, and develop joint action plans to contribute to creating a supportive and attractive environment for them to thrive.

Ali Matar
Ali Matar
Head – EMEA Venture Markets
LinkedIn MEA

“Our partnership with MoE is a great example of the possible joint efforts between government strategies and private sector activities. The most prominent feature of our partnership with the Ministry is the development of clear strategies, plans and practical policies to attract talent to the UAE using LinkedIn data, which studies the movement of talent around the world, and its various motives and incentives through comprehensive analyses and reports.”

Mr. Al Zeyoud also stated that the Ministry has applied an integrated strategy that includes a set of policies, programs, facilities, and initiatives aimed at motivating and attracting highly qualified and talented people to the UAE, as well as transforming their ambitious ideas into viable projects and enhancing their role in shaping the future.

According to the agreement, LinkedIn will facilitate the Ministry 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.

LinkedIn will work through these pillars 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 focus on establishing a global campaign to improve understanding of talent requirements and create communication mechanisms with them. At the same time, it will inform talents from outside the country about the potential opportunities and the distinguished work environment offered by the UAE.

The 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.

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