TALiNT Partners & Sova:

Talent Acquisition Trends & Challenges in the UAE

6th Apr 2021
16:00 – 17:00 GST
13:00 – 14:00 BST
Free for
HR & TA professionals

About the Event

Join us on Tuesday 6th April 2021 from 4-5pm (UAE time / GST) for our Talent Acquisition Trends & Challenges webinar which will focus on exploring the UAE regions post-pandemic priorities.

In an ever-changing and unpredictable recruitment environment, how have talent acquisition teams in the region adapted their hiring? What’s more, how has TA transformation set employers up for what will hopefully soon be a post-pandemic world? Covid-19 has accelerated changes in the talent landscape and exacerbated skills shortages in the Middle East. Competition for the right talent and skills is more prevalent than ever, which has brought talent acquisition practices into the spotlight and onto boardroom agendas.

Speakers & Topics

Abdullah Madkhali, Director of Organisational Development

Abdullah is an experienced organisational development and HR professional with over 15 years of notable experience working with leading organizations in technology, banking, mining, healthcare, and insurance. He has a solid background in developing winning OD strategies and sound expertise in technical and behavioural competency development, rewards & recognition programs, performance management systems, and up-to-date with the latest market trends.

Jonathan Rook, Director – Middle East, Sova Assessment

Jonathan is Sova’s Middle East Director and is responsible for establishing and growing Sova’s presence in the Gulf region. He has over 15 years’ of consulting experience, working as a management consultant, in-house HR consultant and psychologist. As a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, he is experienced working with clients across the talent life-cycle, including psychometrics, assessment centres, leadership and executive development, competency frameworks, talent analytics, training and coaching.

In this fast-moving hour we will share insight and discuss topics including:

  • Challenges in the digitalisation and transformation of your talent initiatives.
  • Creating a diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Delivering the right skills to future-proof the organisation
  • Using technology to optimise your workforce solutions and reduce cost
  • Building efficient and resilient talent processes that will future-proof your organisation
  • Using technology to transform your pipeline funnel
  • Identifying high potential candidates and employees

Join us as we explore our key learnings from the pandemic and look to the future, exploring whether the way we identify and select talent in the region has changed permanently.

Who Can Attend?

Tickets are complimentary for UAE based talent acquisition and HR leaders (and those that cover the region within their role). If you are a supplier, please contact andy@talint.co.uk for sponsorship and ticket information. 

Why join


Andy Daniel

Commercial Director
TALiNT Partners

Jonathan Rook

Director - Middle East

Abdullah Madkhali

Director of Organisational



"It was a great opportunity to have attended this event. Content of presentations were good. A lot of things about talent acquisition trends were discussed. I will surely recommend to everyone who is involved in this industry."
Maribel Lopez
BDP International
"It was great to walk out of the conference and feel like I learnt something today. Great event and very engaging speakers."
Roshni Barot
University of Birmingham (Dubai based)

6th Apr 2021

16:00 – 17:00 GST
13:00 – 14:00 BST

Free for
HR & TA professionals