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The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and finalist in Best Employer Brand

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards

The Kanoo Group, one of the longest-running, family-owned conglomerates in the region won the"Best Talent Acquisition Team – Other MENA Countries" and nominated as a finalist in the "Best Employer Brand – 500 to 1000 employees" at the 2019 LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards.

The 5th Edition of MENA Talent Awards was held at the Four Seasons Resort in Jumeirah, Dubai on 20th November 2019 under the theme, "The Future of Talent" with the presence of the UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.

The award was received on behalf of The Kanoo Group's HR Talent Acquisition Team led by Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager together with Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager (UAE & Oman), and Ms. Fatna Jabeur, Associate Manager Talent Acquisition.

Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman (UAE & Oman) and Ms. Maha Kanoo, GM, HR & Administration (UAE & Oman) congratulated the team behind the success and wished them all the best in their future endeavors.

Mr. Fahad Kanoo, CEO (UAE & Oman) also expressed, "Now I am very confident that we don't have to engage with any outsource recruitment agencies as our HR Talent Acquisition team is fully capable of handling the recruitment needs of the whole Group globally."

The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman) is one of the few companies that have been recently nominated as a Finalist for more than one category. For the second consecutive year, it also won the same category for Best Talent Acquisition Team – Other MENA Countries.

Commenting on the most recent achievement, Ms. Amna Al Mheiri said, "We are honored to win such prestigious award and nominations which is a moment of pride for all of us here at The Kanoo Group. I would like to commend the HR Talent Acquisition team for hard and stunning work. This is a testament to our efforts in driving to be the best in what we do."

"Challenge is a way of life as the Team caters to almost 6 -7 diverse streams of business across the regions, but overcoming these challenges by finding the right & positive solutions is what sets us apart from others. Well done team!" Mr. Mohammad Tariq added, "Almost 98-99% of all our vacancies are now being sourced internally by the team without engaging with any external agencies and this cost-effective solution is setting a precedent for the future."

The MENA Talent Awards is a celebration of the success of leading companies in the Middle East and North Africa in the talent and employer branding space. This year's event was attended by over 1,000 prestigious, private and public companies from various sectors.

LinkedIn is the world's largest and most popular professional networking site. The MENA Talent Awards recognizes different ways in which businesses generate competitive advantage by leveraging the LinkedIn platform.

It said that the criteria for the judging approach are powered by insights and driven by data. The LinkedIn Insights teams analyze relevant LinkedIn metrics to identify the organizations creating the most impactful and engaging employer brands, which build powerful learning cultures to future-proof their strategy, and which access the skills they need through top-performing talent acquisition teams and social recruiters.