Egypt is exporting talent to the rest of the world, with most professionals moving out of Egypt to acquire work experience in markets such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to data released by professional network LinkedIn. The data was released at the company’s first-ever event in Egypt after analysing data recorded from September 2015 to September 2016.
The LinkedIn research stated that these professionals primarily work in sectors like engineering, sales, operations, education, and IT. According to the research, Egyptian professionals who return to the country, do so with further professional experience with 33% assuming senior positions in business. About 12% of those returning professionals take up high-level roles, such as director and above.
Ali Matar, head of LinkedIn talent solutions for Southern Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, said that they aspire to be a growth engine for Egypt’s economy, assisting businesses to become more competitive and successful while helping them find, attract, and retain the best talent. “The insights from LinkedIn’s research carried out in the country shows that there is a great pool of talent, with potential and opportunities waiting to be tapped into. LinkedIn looks forward to investing in Egypt with its Talent Solutions offering, providing innovative recruiting tools to companies,” he added.
He noted that LinkedIn will provide a great boost to companies and the talent pool here giving both parties the opportunity to make the right connections.