holds Thought Leadership Event discussing ‘Winning the Talent Game in Qatar’

April 10, 2014 3:56 pm

Highlighting its commitment to empower companies in Qatar with the tools and information to source, hire, and manage the best talent available, held an exclusive conference under the “ Thought Leadership Events” series.

Held on April 10 at the W Doha Hotel and Residences, it was attended by senior executives in the field of human resources and other senior managers and top decision-makers from leading Qatar-based companies of all sizes across the industry spectrum. The event empowered attendees to learn more about the hottest recruitment trends in Qatar and the region as well as share innovations in HR, and discuss how to get the most out of’s latest unique recruitment solutions to help their businesses succeed. Discussions and case studies were presented by both professionals and an exemplary panel of experienced guest speakers.

Suhail Masri, VP of Sales, said, “Since our inception in 2000, has been helping leading companies in Qatar in recruiting top talent, and helping professionals of all career levels in finding top jobs. Such thought leadership events which we host and sponsor throughout the year reinforce our commitment to understand and share local market dynamics, and explore key issues that affect the hiring and retention of top talent in Qatar today. Our regular calendar of leading local and regional market research is highlighted at these events along with latest recruitment tools in an open forum that enables shared insights and open exchange of best practices and current understandings of latest trends in HR.”

The event featured several discussions, including a panel discussion led by Rabea Ataya, CEO,, which explored issues and trends related to ‘Winning the Talent Game in Qatar’. The panel was attended by Dr. Sayed Talawy, Group Human Capital Manager for Al Faisal Holding, Aamal Company QSC and Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC); Patria Zgheib, Human Resources Manager, GlobeMed Qatar LLC; and Latifa Al Darwish, Administration Director, Qmedia. Suhail Masri, VP Sales,, presented an overview of the popular MENA Jobs Index Survey, and Ibrahim Badradeen, Country Manager, Qatar discussed how’s latest tools and platforms are empowering and enabling MENA employers to optimally source, attract, and recruit top talent.

Additionally, case studies were presented by: Abram Habek, Senior Recruitment and Manpower Supervisor, ASTAD Project Management; and Safwan Moubaydeen, Partner, Dentons & Co.

Safwan Moubaydeen from Dentons & Co. said: “I’m honored to be chosen as a guest speaker for the Thought Leadership event. The objective of my participation was to highlight the value of the recruitment function, by identifying the components of an effective recruitment process and the tools that help in recruiting talents.”

Patria Zgheib, Human Resources Manager, GlobeMed Qatar LLC, said: “Attracting and retaining top talent is a key aspect for sustaining excellence. It is with pleasure that I shared, in this event, my experience on how to best attract and retain top-performing talent in today’s competitive and dynamic market.”

Abram Habek, Senior Recruitment and Manpower Supervisor, ASTAD Project Management, said: “Such events open a door for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on topics of mutual interest. They offer an opportunity for identifying practical solutions to HR challenges we face on a daily basis.”

Latifa Al Darwish, Administration Director, Qmedia, said: “ is hosting an interesting event this year. I attended last year as a guest and this time as a speaker. The networking in such events is fabulous and the amount of knowledge and experience is valuable. I have participated in the discussion panel about managing talents. In fact, managing talent within an organization is as essential as managing brands, finance, or any other key resource. The organization is focusing on putting the right people in the right positions at the right time to build a sustainable leadership pipeline.”

Topics covered during the Thought Leadership event included:
• How has FIFA affected recruitment in Qatar to date and what is expected in the next 5 years?
• Do we see a return to the heated frenzied talent markets of early-mid 2000’s?
• What are companies doing differently to attract top talent in 2014?
• What are companies doing differently to retain top talent in 2014?
• How is Qatar poised to compete for top talent given developments elsewhere in region, such as UAE, KSA, and Kuwait?
• What is the preferred profile of new hires for your company?
• What are some key recruitment learnings you can share with our audience?
• What is the role of technology and digital media in recruitment in your company?
• has a Salaries platform – the only platform of its kind in the MENA, what is new in the world of compensation and benefits in 2014?
• has launched a professional networking platform, Specialties, what is the role of social networking and professional endorsements and skills assessments in your company’s recruitment activities?

More events in the Thought Leadership Series will be held across the GCC this quarter including in the UAE and KSA. To participate, please contact