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Hiring Practices in MENA Region

БayЕom The Middle East's #1 Job Site HIRING PRACTICES In the Middle East and North Africa Would you hire a person on your team who is more skilled, capable and qualified than you? Would you hire a person on your team who is older than you? 59.6% రీీ Would hire 74.6% Yes a report who is I would Older 29.8% Certificate It depends 10.6% 14.9% No No 10.4% Not sure Would you hire a person who has the relevant skills needed but no Are hiring practices in your organization sophisticated? experience in the field? 74.6% Yes Yes 67.2% 14.9% It depends 17.9% I think they are 10.4% No No 14.9% Not sure Does your company provide interview training for everyone involved in the hiring process? What is most important thing to you when making a hiring decision? 28.8% Hunger/drive/ambition 41.9% 58.1% No Yes Salary considerations Compatibility Technical skills 22.7% 13.6% 12.1% 9.1% Communication & interpersonal skills 9.1% Education 4.5% Career track record What is the most common mistake What is the most common mistake that you have encountered as an employer on job seekers’ CVs? that jobseekers make in an interview? Insufficient detail & factual evidence Poor format Sloppy grammar ´and spelling 98% 21.3% Job Not focused 14.8% 19.7% ME! 14.8% Not customized for the role 16.4% Key omissions Clear exaggerations How many people in your organization typically interview candidates before they are hired? To what extent do you expect candidates to follow up on an interview? Follow up is 70% 1 27.3% ESSENTİAL 3 22.7% Follow up gives an advantage but not essential 16.7% People typically 4+ interview candidates 4 18.2% No need for candidate follow up 8.3% 28.8% I prefer for candidates not to follow up 5.0% 3.0% Employer Poll - “Hiring Practices in the MENA" - 2011 For more research and reports on the Middle East, visit: The Middle East's #1 Job Site Poor preparation - 20% Dishonesty - 17.5% Yes Inappropriate questions/comments - 13.8% Arriving late -13.8% Insufficient enthusiasm for role - 12.5% Poor interpersonal skills - 12.5% Inappropriate attire - 7.5% Too aggressive - 2.5%

Hiring Practices in MENA Region

shared by Angel on Mar 27
This infographic, the first of’s new infographic series, outlines the very interesting findings on hiring practices in the MENA region.




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