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Business in Lebanon favors experience over specialization

11-9-2019

A new survey published jointly by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s leading job site, and YouGov, the global pioneer in online market research, has shown that companies in Lebanon focus on the strategic recruitment and retaining of talents. According to respondents, the top skills for the next 10 years are mostly related to: computer skills (95%), creative thinking (90%), time management (87%) and adaptability (81%). These are followed by job-related skills (77%), communication (77%), team work (72%) and personnel management (73%). During the recruitment process, the results of the survey found that practical experience (91%) and CV design (75%) are key factors in identifying qualified talents and recruitment decisions, in addition to the major and cultural diversity and relevance. Companies in Lebanon tend to hire individuals with good personal and technical skills, the report indicated. Those who boast interpersonal skills mainly, team work (94%), communication (94%) and time management (93%), are mostly wanted, the report concluded. (Al Akhbar, September 11, 2019)

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