Hiring Is Challenging in Azerbaijan

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‚ÄčA talent shortage, demanding employers, picky applicants and difficulty recruiting outside Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital and largest city, are among the hurdles recruiters face in this country just south of Russia and north of Iran.

Azerbaijan is a developing country that is learning how to make the best use of its local talent. The country’s academic institutions don’t offer a major in HR, though there are testing centers for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification. Universities such as Azerbaijan State Economic University, Khazar University and ADA University offer only one class in HR under the business administration faculty, which certainly can’t cover all the knowledge needed to run an effective HR function.

Talent Shortage

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Credit to Laura Hamidova, SHRM-CP for the original post.

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