As I’ve said on this blog before, one of the parts of my job I enjoy the most is being is position to seek out and recruit talented people to join the organisation I manage.
Webanywhere’s stated target for this year is to create 60 new jobs across the organisation, a target we aim to meet by September this year. I’m really pleased that we’re currently slightly ahead of where we need to be to meet this goal. This week I spoke to reporters from the local press about our recruitment aims, and Webanywhere was featured in a couple of local papers as a result.
It’s nice to see interest from the local media – and this kind of coverage obviously helps us to get the message out to local job seekers that Webanywhere is one of the best places in the region to find your niche and build your career.
(Employment boost as web firm Webanywhere Ltd is set to expand: Bradford Telegraph & Argus)
I’ve been in Dubai since Sunday, as Webanywhere are attending the Gulf Educational Supplies & Solutions exhibition (GESS). The show has attracted visitors and exhibitors from across the Middle East, as well as Europe, America and East Asia. Our stand has attracted plenty of attention – with a lot of interest in our Learner Journey e-portfolio solution, as well as our VLE and website offerings.
The impression I get is that online learning is rapidly rising to prominence in the Middle East, and there’s certainly been a lot of interest in today’s keynotes from John Davies at Intel, and Dr. Al Awar from the Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University.
Most of all though, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to speak to delegates and fellow exhibitors on the stand – pictured is my meeting with Dr. Bader Aloliwi, CEO of ATAA Educational Company. The next few days will hopefully bring more valuable conversations, and the chance to compare notes with local educators on their vision of educational technology and where it’s heading.
If you happen to be at GESS this week, come and say hello – we’re on stand R24. If not, you can find out a bit more about what’s going on via the GESS website at http://www.gesseducation.com – and maybe we’ll see you here next year.