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An-Nahar Interview with our CEO | The War for Talent: Hiring the Best and the Brightest

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BEIRUT: Welcome to the talent economy.

There has never been a time when top-tier talent was more in demand, more valuable, and harder to find. Real expertise, based on profound skill and experience, is a powerful force multiplier for a company’s performance.

Expertise delivers numerous core values versus individuals that haven’t been there or done that; missed sleep or scraped their knees and elbows on the toughest of deadlines. According to a survey of CEOs conducted by UK-based consulting firm PwC, expertise was a key choke point for 70 percent of the companies there executives led.

That, however, is only part of the demand iceberg visible above the waterline.

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), a staggering 50 million startups will be launched globally in the coming year, driven primarily by individuals between 25 and 34 years of age.

Thus every one of these embryonic companies will be in need of expert engineers, programmers, product designers, marketing and sales professionals, and project managers, who need to bring forth skill sets essential to the growth and profitability of these new companies.

The paramount question to these personnel acquisitions will be how will these small enterprises attract top-tier talent away from the large conglomerates while offering nothing but a self-assembled desk and a promise?

“The startup life isn’t for everyone,” according to Nahed Khairallah CEO of Dynamic Recruit, a locally-based talent headhunting firm and mentor at the UK Lebanon Tech Hub.

Full article available at An-Nahar website.


Nahed Khairallah

Nahed is an IT Management Master's graduate from The University of Texas at Dallas and holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business from Notre Dame University. He is a SHRM-SCP certified professional, which is the highest international HR credential issued by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the US. In 2016, Nahed was selected by SHRM to be one of twenty five test item writers for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications worldwide. With more than 10 years of experience in business, higher education, corporate training and HR consulting, Nahed is the lead consultant for all our HR projects throughout the region. Nahed was previously an Instructor at Notre Dame University from October 2009 until July 2012 teaching undergraduate and graduate level business courses. He is also a regular speaker at HR conferences and summits in the MENA region.