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Cayan anticipates recruitment challenges in Saudi

Cayan Group is offering internships and partnerships for training with educational and vocational institutes in anticipation of recruitment challenges in the kingdom

Ahmed Alhatti, chairman of Cayan Group.
Ahmed Alhatti, chairman of Cayan Group.

Saudi Arabia’s property sector may soon be facing a shortage of skilled human resources.

Speaking with Construction Week, Ahmed Alhatti, chairman of Cayan Group, said that while oil prices, regional security, and the global economic climate remain areas of concern for real estate players in the GCC region, he is expecting human resources to soon be added to the list, especially in the kingdom.

“In Saudi Arabia, we expect there to be some challenges arising in recruitment,” he said, adding that Cayan has already started taking measures to make sure it is ready to address the issue once it crops up.

He elaborated: “We have put in place policies on offering internships, as well as partnerships for training with educational and vocational institutes.”

Read Propel's assessment of the GCC’s recruitment landscape

“Preparation is key; eventually, we recognised that a contingency plan should be in place, so we can face any persistent economic conditions in 2017, both locally and internationally.”

For more of Cayan Group's insights on the GCC real estate market, check out the GCC real estate feature in issue 655 of Construction Week, published on 13 May, 2017.

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