The UAE professionals are the most web-connected globally, indicates a recent report by LinkedIn. Members in the UAE have an average of 211 connections, it underlines.
The world’s largest professional network released the figures on Tuesday, while announcing that it has hit the 500-million-member milestone across 200 countries and 22 million members in the MENA region. A professional community of this size has never existed until now, the report reveals. Where Lisa Williams, General Manager, First Select Employment Services Said: “If you look at how recruitment was handled in the past it was not only time consuming, but also many potential candidates were inaccessible. We generally boundary to locate candidates. Today using Various Social Media platforms, like LinkedIn, it makes identifying potential candidates somewhat painless. Realistically bearing in mind the number of people connected on professional platforms like LinkedIn using social media For Recruitment purpose is no longer a choice, but a necessity, where as recruiters we can tap into the massive pool of candidates on a large scale.”