Dubai Airports hiring takes off with new recruitment platform
One of the world’s busiest airport sharpens up hiring with new online & mobile strategy
December 18th 2014, Thursday – Dubai, UAE - Dubai Airports (DA), operator of one of the world’s busiest airports, Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central, has teamed up with Cazar, the leading recruitment solution provider & employer branding firm in the Middle East, to launch their new career website to power their online candidate journey.
Dubai Airports recently announced a US$32 billion expansion to build the world’s biggest airport that will serve as a global gateway for an expected 200 million passengers annually by the end of the next decade. These plans, in which recruitment is a strategic part, have fuelled the launch of DA’s new bespoke mobile-responsive career portal ( HYPERLINK "http://careers.dubaiairports.ae/dubaiairports/home.aspx" http://careers.dubaiairports.ae). Designed to attract top talent, it is the central hub for all hiring needs.
Dubai International is a major contributor to the local economy. According to a study conducted by Oxford Economics in 2013-14, Dubai’s aviation sector supports 416,500 jobs, contributing US$26.7 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) - around 21 per cent of total employment in Dubai, and 27 per cent of Dubai’s GDP. With the expansion plans underway, by 2020 aviation supported employment numbers will grow to more than 750,000 jobs & the sector will contribute US$53.1 billion or 37.5 per cent of the Emirate's GDP.
Furthermore, with passenger traffic increasing by 15 per cent year-on-year at Dubai International, a scalable talent solution that can handle both current and future talent requirements was vital.
Meshari Al Bannai, VP of Human Resources at Dubai Airports explains, “You can only build the best if you work with the best. Our focus is clear - attract top Emirati and global talent. Our growth and success cannot be achieved without the right people. DA’s career website and platform is instrumental in achieving this.”
Prior to the recruitment platform, DA’s hiring was done traditionally. Now the entire process is seamless, online and mobile – from the application, to scheduling interviews and onboarding new hires.
Al Bannai explains the reasons behind this, “Today smart phones, tablets and social media are a way of life for candidates. They are always connected and mobile. As an innovative employer of choice, we felt it was essential to have a fully mobile responsive career site so anyone, anywhere can apply from any platform or device and have a great user experience.”
Theresa Carew, Head of Recruitment, adds, “Top candidates are like passengers. They expect a smooth journey. This is why we have put so much thought and resources into the design and technology behind our talent acquisition process.”