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LinkedIn to offer free recruiting tools in the UAE for people with ‘critical skills’

LinkedIn to offer free recruiting tools in the UAE for people with ‘critical skills’

Companies can post mission-critical jobs for free on the platform from April 1 to June 30

Global business networking platform LinkedIn announced on Thursday that it would offer free hiring resources for ‘frontline roles’ in the UAE as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The companies and organisations which serve critical roles to which LinkedIn will offer its services are healthcare (including medical device, medical practice and mental health care), supermarkets, warehousing, freight delivery, as well as disaster relief nonprofits.

It will allow firms operating in the above capacities to post mission-critical jobs for free on the platform from April 1 to June 30 to help them hire people needed to fill critical roles.

LinkedIn has revealed that in the UAE, the number of healthcare job postings and listings have surged significantly since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, with leading hospitals in the country on a hiring spree.

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Specifically, for medical professionals, LinkedIn said that it would promote those roles on its Jobs page. Frontline healthcare jobs for professionals such as doctors and nurses, will be automatically added to a list of ‘urgent’ jobs.

LinkedIn members who have relevant skills that match these available roles will also receive automatic real-time alerts and emails to inform them of the opening so that they can apply immediately.

As new data from LinkedIn indicates that job postings for critical roles in healthcare have been rising, the platform will also offer access to LinkedIn Talent Insights for three months to help obtain real-time data and insights to identify critical healthcare professionals efficiently.

LinkedIn is also mobilising its own recruiters and employees to volunteer their services, as part of its Recruiting for good programme, to help fill roles within nonprofits that require urgent paid and volunteer services to deal with issues such as mental health, childcare and unemployment as a result of the virus.

“At LinkedIn, we are focusing all our efforts to help accelerate the hiring of people with critical skills that are most in-demand right now. We’re committed to doing our part and are grateful for the huge support from our employees who are volunteering their time to help recruit for these urgent roles that will ultimately make a difference and serve all of humanity,” said Ali Matar, head of MENA and emerging markets in Europe and Africa at LinkedIn.

In November, LinkedIn rolled out a new feature called Open for Business in Dubai that was geared towards helping freelancers and small businesses find opportunities on its platform.

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