23 Oct 2015 08:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been ranked the 20th most sought-after employer in LinkedIn’s 2015 100 Most InDemand Employer in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) list.
The ranking is based
on employer brand awareness and the billions of interactions from LinkedIn’s
more than 380 million members. Businesses are ranked according to the number of
users who view profiles of their employees, connect with their employees, visit
or follow their company pages, and view or apply to job postings by the
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, announced
the rankings at its 2015 Talent Connect conference held yesterday in London.
The airline made it to the top 25 EMEA list alongside notable companies like
Google, Apple and Unilever. Etihad Airways was ahead of global brands such as
Nike, Burberry and Twitter.
Ray Gammell, Etihad Airways’ Chief People and Performance Officer, said: “We
are delighted to receive this marvelous recognition for the second consecutive
year. This means that Etihad Airways has built one of the strongest talent
brands in EMEA based on its engagement with LinkedIn’s members.
“Etihad Airways is an employer of choice and our highly engaged and motivated
employees have been the cornerstone of our growth. This acknowledgment
showcases our focus on building a winning culture for our employees that offers
challenging roles, encourages a culture of performance and provides career
“We offer our more than 25,000 people from over 140 nationalities a number of
unique employee benefits, including an on-site nursery, ambulance service, a
full-service medical centre, flight benefits, accommodation assistance and
Ali Matar, Head of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn MENA, said: “I’m delighted to
congratulate Etihad Airways on its inclusion in LinkedIn’s EMEA 100 InDemand
employers’ ranking for 2015. The continuing presence of brands from the region
demonstrates the quality of work being done by employers in the Middle East to
attract the very best talent, and puts them among the most sought-after
Etihad Airways has been recognised for numerous employment awards in 2015. Most
recently, the airline received the ‘Nationalisation Initiative of the Year’
award at the MENA HR Excellence Awards 2015.
Mr Gammell added: “Being a globally recognised talent brand will have a significant
impact on our ability to attract and hire top quality talent. We have hundreds
of jobs currently available and are constantly looking for talented
With more than 240,000 followers, Etihad Airways’ LinkedIn page communicates
the airline’s employer brand proposition to attract and recruit talented
professionals. People following the page learn more about the airline’s values
and culture, and develop a better understanding of what it is like to work at
Etihad Airways and live in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.
People interested to find out more about the careers opportunities at Etihad
Airways, should visit its website etihad.com/careers