Etihad Airways discusses best practice of sourcing talent at the Global Aviation Talent Summit 2015

September 17, 2015 Aon's Assessment Solutions

Etihad Airways joined airline HR and talent acquisition executives from around the world to discuss best practice in sourcing and attracting aviation professionals at the Global Aviation Talent Summit in Abu Dhabi today.

Hosted by cut-e, in partnership with Etihad Airways, the summit gathered more than a hundred airline human resources, recruitment and security executives from more than 20 airlines to discuss issues and innovation in the area of aviation recruitment and retention.

Professionals discussed best practices in assessments for screening, talent selection and development methodologies, the latest online recruitment systems and assessment tools, benchmarking, and improvements in the quality of recruitment practices.

Mona Walid, Etihad Airways' Vice President of Talent Acquisition, said: “The aviation industry is unique as it requires a great variety of talent to operate – cabin crew, pilots, engineers, marketeers, lawyers, caterers, load controllers, network planners, revenue managers, social media managers and more. This diverse range of roles, coupled with the fact that Etihad Airways receives more than 250,000 applications each year, means that we need modern, transparent, time-efficient and simple recruitment solutions.

“I look forward to making this an annual event, providing a platform to continue to address our common challenges in sourcing talent from across the globe.”

Executives also attended sessions on risk management in hiring, succession planning, and talent pipelining.

Mohamed Hegab, Etihad Airways’ Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, spoke at the summit about Etihad Airways’ journey to best-in-class recruitment through a combination of leading technology from SAP’s SuccessFactors, which is integrated with cut-e’s psychometric assessment solutions, and simplified processes.  

David Barrett, Chief Operating Officer, cut-e, said: “cut-e is delighted to be working with Etihad Airways for the last four years on the design and implementation of assessment methods and systems for the selection and development of its people. Today is a landmark day in our relationship where we have collaborated to bring 20 airlines to Abu Dhabi for a two-day Global Aviation Talent Summit. The summit brings together experts and airline counterparts to share ideas and best practices on all aspects of HR including screening, selection and development of flight operations and business staff within the aviation sector.

“Delegates from as far as Canada, Hong Kong and Finland were especially excited to visit the Etihad Airways Innovation Centre to see the airline’s groundbreaking products and services first-hand – the tour has been one of the highlights of our gathering.”

Airline representatives in attendance included those from British Airways, Virgin America, Scandinavian Airlines, Aer Lingus, Finnair, flydubai, Royal Jet, Turkish Airlines, Emirates and Etihad Airways’ equity partner Air Serbia.

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About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 119 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and six Airbus A380s.

Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.  For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com

For more information contact:

Asif Khan, Etihad Airways Corporate Communications
Dir:    +971 (0) 2 511 1543
Mob:    +971 50 812 1364 
Email:    AsifK@etihad.ae

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