Hudson opens office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Dubai- 27 May 2008: Hudson, a leading global provider of recruitment and talent management services, has opened an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to serve the increasing demand for talents in the financial services industry in the region.
Covering the UAE, Hudson’s DIFCDIFC-licensed office will act as a platform for its expansion in the Middle East and Africa. The new office supports Hudson’s efforts to enhance its capabilities as a provider of recruitment and talent management services in sectors such as banking, legal, accounting and consulting.
Nasser Al Shali, CEO of DIFC Authority said, “The establishment of Hudson’s office comes at a time when the competition for talent is intensifying in the region. Talent is the most critical resource required by financial services companies to establish and sustain their competitive edge in the fast-growing regional market. Hudson’s global expertise in providing recruitment and talent management services will support the growth and diversification of companies in DIFCDIFC‘s financial services community.”
Abdulla Al Awar, Managing Director of DIFC Authority added: “As the region’s financial services industry continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, so too does the need for highly trained, qualified finance professionals. By providing specialised recruitment services to the region’s financial institutions, Hudson will alleviate the staffing pressures that come with periods of economic expansion. By finding the right people for the right jobs, Hudson’s presence will ensure that any company located at the DIFCDIFC can find suitable candidates that meet their requirements in a cost efficient, expeditious manner.”
Hudson’s ability to source high-quality talent in sectors such as banking and finance, legal, IT and HR through leveraging its global network of offices and international talent database, will allow them to support global firms seeking the right talent to facilitate the expansion of their Middle East operations. As staff retention and recruitment become critical for companies based in the region, Hudson’s services can add considerable value to their development.
Hudson follows a unique recruitment approach, which integrates market-leading assessment products with traditional recruitment methods. Hudson’s services ensure that talent is matched not only on technical competencies but more importantly on the basis of cultural aspirations, career motivations and approach to work.
Andy Rogerson, Chief Executive of Hudson UK and Ireland with overall responsibility for the Middle East and Africa region, commented: “The Dubai market has grown substantially in recent years, and we believe there are excellent prospects for Hudson to expand its reach, both here and across the Middle East & Africa,. Dubai’s strong level of growth is predicted to continue apace, as it cements its position as an increasingly important financial centre. With salaries and employment prospects looking very healthy, the recruitment market is also expected to experience significant growth. Our office in Dubai will significantly support the next phase of our growth strategy.
“Attracting and retaining talent are the greatest challenges for companies in the region, and that’s where Hudson comes in. We will work with clients and candidates already based in the region to help them fulfil their talent needs and career potential respectively. The Dubai team will also work closely with our other Hudson offices, utilising our new global candidate and job database to respond to the demand for talent. With our network of consultants in major markets across the world, we will ensure that companies and candidates moving to the region can easily capitalise upon the considerable opportunities available.”