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Hays Executive Search in Dubai provides headhunting and senior recruitment solutions to businesses in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). We are a dedicated Executive Search firm in the UAE that can provide you with access to highly skilled and capable individuals at senior levels – many of whom are not actively seeking their next career move.

Industries supplied by Executive Search Dubai

Each member of our Executive Search team specialises in specific industries; awarding you with a partner who has knowledge of the market, skills required, and location of top talent. Our sectors include:

  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction & Property
  • Consumer
  • Defense
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Marine
  • Power & Energy
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
Our headhunting methodology

We first identify the professional and behavioural competencies of the ideal candidate essential for success, based on your requirements and company culture. We then utilise various attraction methods simultaneously to ensure that we have thrown the net far and wide to attract the best possible talent, not just those on the job market, but in the entire market.

Our detailed methodology is:


An Executive Search consultant specialising in your industry will meet with you to outline your search requirements, timelines, future organisational strategy and mission.


Before we start headhunting we will first provide you with a deep analysis of the market and create a compelling job profile for your review and approval.


The inhouse team researches and maps out comparable companies and systematically targets key talent from these firms, as well as other potential professionals across the globe.


All candidates are interviewed by one or more senior team members to explore their background, competencies and interest in the role. In addition, for shortlisted candidates we provide a complimentary psychometric assessment that creates a clear, holistic image of the candidate that digs deep into their leadership DNA. Learn more about our search assessment tools


The Executive Search team is experienced in the mediation of job offers and assist clients and candidates to reach a conclusion that works for all parties. A full client report will be shared with you at the end of the assignment


It doesn't stop at headhunting. We work in collaboration with you to assist your new executive in crafting a plan to integrate into the business successfully. Also through the first 90 days, our consultants gather and distil candid feedback on the first impressions the executive is creating during that time

What makes our Executive Search solution different?

Proven fill rate

Our Executive Search Practice Head, Jon Ashcroft, has successfully filled the last 10 out of 10 of his retained positions. His overall success rate of 90% has been independently confirmed as one of the highest success rates within the field of Executive Search for the MENA region: “Jon’s success rate is as high as I’ve come across in the Middle East Executive market” John Callagher, CEO, search4search

Fast timeline

By leveraging both internal and external networks that are unique to us, we can typically complete a project in an 8 week timeframe. We have delivered many projects even quicker. The last 10 assignments had an average 4 weeks timeframe.

Bi-weekly progress reports

We guarantee communication and progress reports a minimum of every 2 weeks during the entire search process. In addition we will send you a full report upon conclusion of the assignment.

Local presence with global best practice

Our long term presence in the MENA region and deep understanding of the local recruitment market is uniquely coupled with our global network. This enables us to provide you with a best in class hands-on approach, and a search that transcends regional and national boundaries.

Powerful global brand

We have a recognisable market leading, professional brand. This helps to open doors and is a name that senior executives are keen to associate with.

An expert team

We have a team of experienced executive search consultants who have exposure to various verticals and disciplines.


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