Talent Pool Report 
Public Sector 
Middle East & North Africa 
Overview & Methodology 
A world of insights can be ga...
Public Sector 
Who are the top employers by volume 
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MENA Public Sector | Talent Pool Report 2014


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Understand the supply and demand for public sector professionals across the Middle East and North Africa. These Talent Pool Reports are based on survey results from a survey of over 100,000 LinkedIn members.

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MENA Public Sector | Talent Pool Report 2014

  1. 1. Talent Pool Report Public Sector Middle East & North Africa 2014 Overview & Methodology A world of insights can be gathered from LinkedIn’s 313 million members – the world’s largest professional network. This talent pool is defined by the industry a member works in. Within each industry, LinkedIn Recruiter activity and member characteristics are used to determine supply and demand for talent. A higher demand index means the average professional in a region is interacting with recruiters more frequently than peers in other regions. Data about job consideration comes from our semiannual Talent Drivers Survey of over 300,000 members. Who are these professionals? 281,343 LinkedIn members 12,460 recent grads have joined the workforce 26% of Public Sector professionals are managers or above Public Sector professionals have held on average 3 positions Professionals in the UAE are in the highest demand and much more likely to be contacted by a recruiter Where should you look for talent? United Arab Emirates HIGH-DEMAND Saudi Arabia Egypt HIDDEN GEMS SATURATED Lebanon # of LinkedIn Members Less Demand More Demand Demand Index Bahrain Oman Qatar Jordan 0 6,000 12,000 24,000 48,000 64,000 Where did these professionals come from? of public sector professionals have studied in a country outside of the Middle East & North Africa region at some point in time – Most studied in the US, UK and India. had a previous role that was not in the Public Sector – most are from the IT industry, followed by the Telecommunications and Banking industries. 33% 13% Recent graduates attended: Zayed University, UAE King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia American University of Beirut, Lebanon Lebanese American University, Lebanon Cairo University, Egypt Public Sector includes: Military, Law Enforcement, Public Education, Government and other related industries Middle East & North Africa region includes: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  2. 2. Public Sector Who are the top employers by volume of Public Sector professionals? King Saud University, Saudi Arabia Cairo University, Egypt King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE Dubai Municipality, UAE Sultan Qaboos University, Oman Kuwait University, Kuwait KAUST, Saudi Arabia KFUPM, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education of Oman, Oman What are the most common functions in the Public Sector on LinkedIn? EDUCATION OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING HEALTHCARE SERVICES What do Public Sector professionals look for in a job? 38% 43% 43% 42% 42% 39% 63% 27% 37% 34% 40% 49% 40% 65% EXCELLENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS STRONG CAREER PATH ABILITY TO MAKE AN IMPACT A PLACE I WOULD BE PROUD TO WORK 34% 44% GOOD WORK/LIFE BALANCE CHALLENGING WORK JOB SECURITY Public Sector Professionals Middle East & North Africa Average A COMPANY WITH A LONG-TERM STRATEGIC VISION How can you connect with Public Sector professionals? 1. Leverage your Employees’ Networks The #1 activity on LinkedIn is viewing other members profiles. You can connect with priority talent whenever they visit an employee’s profile page using Work With Us ads. 2. Engage in Conversation through Status Updates Updates to your followers can be targeted (i.e. by function, by geography) to send relevant, timely updates to your priority talent pools. You can reach beyond your follower base using Sponsored Updates. 3. Tell a Relevant Talent Brand Story Share why your company is unique and use LinkedIn’s talent driver data to better understand what this talent pool cares most about. Premium career pages allow for segment-specific targeting to ensure priority talent sees the content most relevant to them. 4. Measure and Track your Progress Talk to your LinkedIn rep to measure the strength of your Talent Brand with this talent pool and to learn how you stack up against your competition. Additional Talent Pool Reports: lnkd.in/TalentDemand Learn more about LinkedIn Talent Solutions: talent.linkedin.com Copyright © 2014 LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo, and InMail, are registered trademarks of LinkedIn Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. 40.3% 6.0% 5.9% 5.3% 4.7% 4.6% 3.9% 3.1% RESEARCH HUMAN RESOURCES