An Examination of Social Networks on the Recruitment Process in the United Arab Emirates

  •  Safeyya Al Shehi    
  •  Lincoln Pettaway    
  •  Lee Waller    
  •  Sharon Waller    


This study evaluates the effects of social networks on the recruitment of professional staff to Ras Al Khaimah’s government and private sector within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Questionnaires were administered to human resources employees who work at various levels of Ras Al Khaimah’s government and private sector. A quantitative methodology was utilized for this study. The paper conducted a factor analysis for dimension reduction on the findings of a questionnaire submitted to selected businesses with Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Findings indicated 5 underlying factors driving answers to the 24 questions included on the questionnaire. These 5 factors were labeled as (1) general perception, (2) convenience, (3) reliability, (4) international recruitment and (5) branding and marketing. These 5 underlying factors indicated that relationships exist between the variables.

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