Qatar boosts talent management

7th Feb 2006

Qatar Airways is selecting Taleo to power their global talent management initiative. With plans to double Qatar’s employee headcount over the next five years. With a national, strategic objective to draw more tourism, Qatar Airways turned to Taleo to help attract and recruit the necessary skilled labor to foster a positive experience for tourists, and support the nation’s rapid growth.

Qatar Airways will use Taleo’s talent management solutions to attract and find the highest quality and most experienced candidates in the airline industry.

Additionally, Taleo’s solutions will manage Qatar Airways’ unique interview and screening process.

As part of this process, candidates are flown to Qatar for a face to face interview and assessment.

With Taleo, this once manual and inconsistent process will now be automated, resulting in cost savings, productivity and process improvements and a positive candidate experience.


“Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and gaining a huge reputation for our high service levels,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.

“In just a little over a year, we’ve increased our operations from 49 to 69 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Far East. As we continue along our aggressive growth path, our workforce inevitably needs to grow with us. We felt it was important to have a talent management solution in place to assist us in recruiting the “crème de la crème” of professionals in the airline industry that will help continue to make Qatar Airways a successful business.”

He continued, “After a detailed selection process, we selected Taleo for its global HR and talent management best practices and proven ability to help other global organizations successfully grow their business with the right talent. Additionally, Taleo’s track record in successful global implementations and ongoing customer service and support will allow our IT department to focus on other mission critical aviation systems during our growth phase.”

“We are delighted to be working with the Qatar Airways team to help them achieve their business objectives through an enterprise wide talent management strategy,” commented Neil Hudspith, Group Vice President, EMEA, Taleo.

“With our growing operations throughout EMEA and our ability to adapt to local needs and specific business challenges, we look forward to delivering impressive results and increases in productivity to Qatar Airways. We commend their team for recognizing that quality talent truly contributes to enterprise success and are excited to support and accompany their global growth plans.”


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