The paper "Qatar Airways - Solution to Employee Recruitment Problems" is a perfect example of a management research paper. Qatar Airways is an airline that operates under the company name Qatar Airways. It is owned by the government of Qatar and its headquarter is located at Qatar Airways Tower in Doha. The airline operates on a network that links more than 150 international destinations across Oceania, South America, North America, Middle East, South Asia, Far East, Europe, Central Asia, and Africa from its base at the Hamad International Airport. The airline has more than 180 aircraft in total.
Qatar Airways Group has more than 40,000 employees of whom 24,000 work directly for Qatar Airways. The carrier has been an Oneworld Alliance member since October 2013 making it the first carrier in the Gulf to sign with one of the three main airline alliances. Qatar Airways have won the award of “ World’ s Best Airline” four times with the most recent being in 2017 making it to be among the best airlines in the world (Zhang 2017). The other top 10 carriers were Eva Air, Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa, Etihad, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, ANA, Hainan, and Singapore.
It has also won the best airline in the Middle East and the best business class carrier in the globe. Qatar Airways Recruitment Problems Qatar Airways have opaque recruitment processes. As a result, it is often difficult to determine the criteria that the airline uses to recruit its cabin crew. Questions have been raised about the maximum age limit that Qatar Airlines uses during recruitment. It is not clear as to which age limits that the airline does not recruit.
Even though the minimum age limit of the cabin crew in the airline is 21 years, the airline does not advertise the maximum age limit (Paddle Your Own Kanoo 2017). However, most of the recruiters are in their early to mid-twenties and people of the age above 30 years are not easily selected. Even though people older than 35 years can be recruited, it is important to determine the reasons to which older people might not be of success as a cabin crew.
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