Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been recognised as one of the world’s most attractive employers on LinkedIn’s ‘Global 100 InDemand Employers’ list.
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, announced the rankings at its 2014 Talent Connect conference held last night in San Francisco. Etihad Airways was ranked as the 82nd most in-demand employer among other notable companies, including Google, Apple and Expedia.
Ray Gammell, Chief People and Performance Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “Being named one of the world’s most in-demand employers is a tremendous accomplishment. This is testament to our more than 22,000 people from over 140 nationalities who make Etihad Airways the organisation it is.
“Etihad Airways is an employer of choice because we offer exciting, challenging roles around the world at the fastest growing network carrier in history. We foster a culture of performance and reward with excellent opportunities for career progression. We also offer our people a number of unique employee benefits, including the recently launched onsite nursery, ambulance service, a full-service medical centre, flight benefits, accommodation assistance and education support.”
The ‘Global 100 InDemand Employers’ ranking is a list of the world’s most sought-after employers, chosen based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn’s more than 313 million members. Businesses are ranked according to the number of users who view profiles of their employees, connect with their employees, visit their company pages or follow their company.
Ali Matar, Head of Talent Solutions for LinkedIn MENA, said: “For Etihad Airways to be featured in LinkedIn’s 100 most in-demand employers’ list speaks volumes about the best practices adopted by home-grown global organisations from this region. Great talent creates competitive advantage for all organisations, putting the emphasis on attracting the best candidates. At LinkedIn, we are proud to provide the platform on which successful brands like Etihad Airways find the professionals to drive their success.”
LinkedIn recently revealed Etihad Airways as the most influential brand headquartered in the UAE based on engagement among LinkedIn’s worldwide users. The ranking followed a number of successful social media campaigns the airline ran on the platform, taking its number of followers above 120,000.
Earlier this year, Etihad Airways was also named winner of the Best Digital Integrated Campaign Award at the 2014 Performance Marketing Awards in Rome for its ‘Etihad Mapped Out’ tool. Developed in cooperation with LinkedIn, the visual tool offers business travellers the ability to search and connect with their global network of contacts while travelling.
Mr Gammell added: “Being a globally recognised employer naturally helps to attract top quality talent. We have hundreds of jobs currently available and are constantly looking for talented individuals.”
Etihad Airways uses LinkedIn to recruit talented professionals globally and it provides the airline with a unique platform to engage business travellers and relevant decision makers.