Etihad Airways joined airline HR and talent acquisition executives from around the world to discuss best practice in sourcing and attracting aviation professionals at the Global Aviation Talent Summit in Abu Dhabi today.
Airways joined airline HR and talent acquisition executives from around the
world to discuss best practice in sourcing and attracting aviation
professionals at the Global Aviation Talent Summit in Abu Dhabi today.
by cut-e, in partnership with Etihad Airways, the summit gathered more than a
hundred airline human resources, recruitment and security executives from more
than 20 airlines to discuss issues and innovation in the area of aviation
recruitment and retention.
discussed best practices in assessments for screening, talent selection and
development methodologies, the latest online recruitment systems and assessment
tools, benchmarking, and improvements in the quality of recruitment practices.
Walid, Etihad Airways' Vice President of Talent Acquisition, said: “The aviation
industry is unique as it requires a great variety of talent to operate – cabin
crew, pilots, engineers, marketeers, lawyers, caterers, load controllers,
network planners, revenue managers, social media managers and more. This
diverse range of roles, coupled with the fact that Etihad Airways receives more
than 250,000 applications each year, means that we need modern, transparent,
time-efficient and simple recruitment solutions.
look forward to making this an annual event, providing a platform to continue
to address our common challenges in sourcing talent from across the globe.”
also attended sessions on risk management in hiring, succession planning, and
Hegab, Etihad Airways’ Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, spoke at the
summit about Etihad Airways’ journey to best-in-class recruitment through a
combination of leading technology from SAP’s SuccessFactors, which is
integrated with cut-e’s psychometric assessment solutions, and simplified
Barrett, Chief Operating Officer, cut-e, said: “Cut-e is delighted to be
working with Etihad Airways for the last four years on the design and
implementation of assessment methods and systems for the selection and
development of its people. Today is a landmark day in our relationship where we
have collaborated to bring 20 airlines to Abu Dhabi for a two-day Global
Aviation Talent Summit. The summit brings together experts and airline
counterparts to share ideas and best practices on all aspects of HR including
screening, selection and development of flight operations and business staff
within the aviation sector.
from as far as Canada, Hong Kong and Finland were especially excited to visit
the Etihad Airways Innovation Centre to see the airline’s groundbreaking
products and services first-hand – the tour has been one of the highlights of
representatives in attendance included those from British Airways, Virgin
America, Scandinavian Airlines, Aer Lingus, Finnair, flydubai, Royal Jet,
Turkish Airlines, Emirates and Etihad Airways’ equity partner Air Serbia.