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MENA Recruiting Trends in 2016 | LinkedIn

Social Media Insights | MENA

Social and professional networks and employee referral programs are expected to get stronger in 2016 and beyond, as 41% of hiring managers are utilizing Social professional networks.

Here are MENA recruiting trends in 2016:

  • The most valuable performance metrics for hiring managers surveyed in 2015 are the quality of hire through feedback or through new hire performance evaluation with rate 49%, followed by turnover or retention statistics with rate 33%.
  • MENA talent leaders are convinced that they are measuring the quality of hire effectively, with a rate of 43% compared to the global average (33%).
  • Social professional networks are an essential tool that allows recruiters to build and maintain relationships with passive talent with a rate of 59%, followed by internet job boards with a rate of 39%.
  • 28% of hiring managers said employee retention is the top priority for recruiters, while 48% of organizations are only recruiting internally to some extent because they concerned about retention will prioritize internal recruiting.
MENA Recruiting Trends 2016_Linkedin

A Graph Shows The Top Sources of Quality Hires.


LinkedIn is a social media platform and is considered the world's largest professional network with more than 562 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The platform was founded on December 28, 2002, and was launched on May 5, 2003.LinkedIn leads a diversified business with revenues from membership subscriptions, advertising sales, and also recruitment solutions. In Dec. 2016, Microsoft completed its acquisition of LinkedIn, bringing together the world’s leading professional cloud and the world’s leading professional network.


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