Dubai is one of the best work destinations for anyone to find a career. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and has become the dynamic nucleus of the Arabian Gulf region with its attractive tax-free salaries and warm climate.
The emirate of Dubai is ideal for someone to either work for an employer or be self-employed. Dubai is also a gateway to global business opportunities, as it serves as the storage and distribution hub of the Middle East. Therefore, having an on-the-spot presence can provide considerable work advantages.
So many professionals are now interested in working in Dubai, that this is a great time for employers to find and hire the best possible candidates for their vacancies. Competition is steep for job seekers to secure a promising job and career, but it is also steep for companies that are now competing to hire the best employees.
How the recruitment process actually works depends mostly on the type of position that is offered. A clerical position, for example, can probably be filled simply by advertising the vacancy and by having the HR department shortlist and interview potential candidates based on the qualifications listed on their CVs.
A middle or top Management position for a multinational corporation will probably be better filled through recruitment firms that specialize in the search of executive candidates. The recruiters will find a handful of suitable candidates that will be further screened by the employer’s HR department.
Professional recruiters have access to pools of potential pre-screened talents and scan a CV/Resume looking for competencies and work experience that make the right candidate stick out from the rest. Every detail is important; work history, skills, experience, education must show the candidate ability to succeed in that particular sector and organization.
Candidates who do not leave in the area will be interviewed via videoconference (the latest trend) or flown in with all expenses paid. It is definitely possible to hire a talent from abroad, but it is obvious that if a suitable candidate is found in Dubai, it would be better to offer him or her the position; Labor Laws, in fact, determine that the employer bears all expenses related to recruitment.
Although it is often not necessary to bring the candidate physically to Dubai to be interviewed, after an initial phone screening, it is better to plan for a face-to-face interview. Especially for top-level position, it is paramount to meet the candidate onsite to get an overall picture not only of his or her competencies but also of the personality and the potential fit in the organization.
The objective is to hire the right candidate for the right role for a company. A corporate recruiting strategist looks for job applicants who are good for the organization, not necessary for right now, but for the long term. As Dr. Pfaff, a consultant working in the area of employee selection techniques, once said, the recruitment process is about “Hiring the Best and Avoiding the Rest.”