Antal International - KSA extends Antal’s footprint to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by far the largest Gulf market both by population and economy. Antal is one of the first award-winning international Talent Acquisition firms to enter the KSA’s challenging market in which high-quality professional services are in shortage, and mostly provided remotely by firms outside the Kingdom.
In a country with over 65% of the population under 30 and a high level of unemployment, Antal International’s Saudi office fully supports the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by employing more Saudis and females in the workplace, thanks to Saudization experts in the team who have a proven track record of strategically improving the Saudization in many organizations.
In this culturally sensitive people’s business, our office adapts Antal’s ‘global’ approach in a meaningful ‘local’ way through seasoned senior partners who have twenty plus years of experience in the Saudi market with a fine blend of both C-Suite and Recruitment experience.
Our Story: Enough!
Back when we were C-suite executives working for big corporations in the Kingdom, we were frustrated by recruitment companies who neither understood our requirements nor brought forth candidates who fit the requirements. ON top of that, the candidates were uninformed about the position’s deliverables or were out of our salary band.
Local agencies were not organized and detail-oriented enough and international firms, despite their high standards, were not sensitive to the local culture. Therefore, we decided to come together to fill the gap and raise the standard of Talent Acquisition in the Kingdom, given our 10 plus years of experience in the field, having worked with Fortune 500 brands and Forbes top 10.
In other words, we created the talent acquisition firm that we desired to see. With the Antal Int'l, we offer international standards, coupled with an appreciation of local culture and utilization of an excellent network of Saudi Nationals, with stringent assessment and matching using multilayer scientific assessment techniques. We bring a high level of professionalism and assessment expertise, especially at the mid-management level, which is the backbone of any organization.
If you like to pay upon the candidate’s selection, then this option is a perfect match for your need. In this non-committal option, we will conduct database search only and share with you the CVs of the matching candidates.
This option engages a talent acquisition expert who works on your positions exclusively and is committed to delivering a short list of candidates. This option offers some value-added services like using our network to approach passive candidates, salary negotiation and transition coaching for the candidate along with a replacement guarantee. You will have a dedicated team and an account manager to fulfil your vacancy in the shortest possible time.
This is the most premium option and includes all of the above services, plus many value-added services like head-hunting, reference checks, post-joining coaching and extended replacement guarantees.
We can work in partnership with your team or take full ownership for managing your internal recruitment strategy and process, delivering invaluable insights and volume cost-savings.
Whether you need a contractor or an interim specialist for a specific project or skill set, our team will find you the right-fit interim talent fast, right up to C-Level.
Talent Pipeline and Talent Mapping
We offer exclusive Talent Pipeline and Talent Mapping services for sophisticated clients who believe in keeping an eye on the market for the good talent and building the virtual bench.
Strategic Leadership and Talent Assessment
We assist you in creating a leadership and talent advantage by assessing and developing an attractive A-team in all the leadership and strategic roles, which in turn creates an agile organization that is ever ready to respond swiftly and effectively to any and all change. We also help you mitigate the risk of possible future talent gaps by creating a succession planning and a virtual bench.
AI based Video Interviews!
We are the only talent acquisition firm in the Kingdom that shares video interviews with you as part of the shortlist, reducing your hiring cost by at least 50% and making the whole process COVID-19 guidelines adherent. Hiring authorities find these video interviews very useful, as they provide a good idea of the candidate’s personality, communication and presentation style.
Outplacement & Career Advisory
A layoff impacts not only the employees being asked to leave but all stakeholders including investors, consumers, markets, and worst of all, the morale of the remaining employees. We offer an outplacement assistance package to the corporate for their affected employees providing career advisory services to help them land a job, which transforms a negative situation into a positive one leaving employees appreciative of this farewell gesture which furthers the employer’s brand reputation.
Antal enjoys seamless communication between all our international offices, which means that when we conduct international assignments, we truly cover the globe for the best talents from major markets around the world.
We are far from the typical recruiters who focus on JDs and CVs. As corporate executives we know both are outdated and scarcely relied on, which is why we focus on “deliverables” and “achievements” instead, which help us find the best-matched talents faster; ones who can hit the ground running.
We have Saudization experts in our team that have a proven track record of strategically improving the Saudization for many organizations. We can help you reach your Saudization target in a sustained manner: by identifying the roles where Saudization is more likely to succeed, and then helping you create the necessary structure to attract them.
Most companies’ recruitment processes are designed to weed out unqualified candidates, and do not attract top performers. We fully understand the psyche and behaviors of top performers, which allows us to search for, screen and attract the passive A-Class players who are not available in popular databases.
What does this all mean to you?
In short, it means you are in safe hands when it comes to hiring the right team. You will no longer be bogged down in CVs coming from all directions; instead, you will receive a shortlist of three hand-picked, passive A-class, top performing candidates for each position you entrust us. All the back-end hard work will be done on your behalf. On top of that, an international firm being your company’s ambassador in the market will add to your employer branding.
Syed HaiderSenior Recruitment Consultant
Amir KhurshidManaging Partner
Madiha ObaidSenior Consultant
Imran YousufGeneral Manager