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About Us

REACH Employment Services is a recognized market leader for employees’ recruitment and outsourcing.

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Vision & Mission

To be the partner of choice to clients and job seekers by providing innovative and proficient end to end recruitment, outsourcing and contract staffing consulting services.

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Core Values

At REACH we live by a set of values that drive our behaviors daily and enable us to achieve our vision and goals.

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Flexible and transparent recruitment models

We are a Gulf Capital invested company, REACH draws on its local expertise combined with the most active investment houses partnership to continue offering market leading services.

About Us

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Introduction

REACH Employment Services is recognized as one of the largest market leaders for employees’ recruitment and outsourcing. REACH serves a diverse range of government and private organizations and has developed a broad portfolio of capabilities to successfully address recruitment challenges.

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Our History

Since 1999, REACH has outsourced over 10,000 staff to various customers. Presently, the employment services company hires over 3,000 contractors and direct hires in UAE, Jordan and Qatar.

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Local Expertise

As a registered and approved outsourcing agency by the Ministry of Labor, REACH has an open quota for visas resulting in faster candidates’ mobilization which eliminates recruitment burden and allows companies to concentrate on their core business.

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Added Value

REACH searches, identifies, recruits and hires employees directly on its payroll and subsequently outsources them to its clients, thereby reducing a significant burden of the HR process for its clients.

 

In support of Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision, REACH has been elemental in its contribution towards Emiratization.

Established in 1999, REACH Employment Services is a market leader in employee recruitment and outsourcing and services a diverse range of clients in the public and private sectors. REACH has developed a broad portfolio of capabilities in order to successfully address each client’s unique recruitment challenges.

REACH implements intensive search and assessment measures prior to hiring employees directly onto its payroll and subsequently seconding them to clients’ premises. REACH is a registered and approved outsourcing agency by the Ministry of Labor.

Professional integrity is our guiding value in all that we do with honesty, loyalty, respect, and high ethical standards paramount in our performance.

Vision & Mission

Vision

To be the partner of choice to clients and job seekers by providing innovative and proficient end to end recruitment, outsourcing and staffing consulting services.

Mission

To be recognized as a reliable and professional recruitment partner in the region by providing the right resources at the right time and maximizing business potential results for both clients and candidates.

Core Values

At REACH we live by a set of values that drive our behaviors daily and enable us to achieve our vision and goals.

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Respect:

Professional integrity is our guiding value in all that we do with honesty, loyalty, respect, and high ethical standards paramount in our performance. 

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Team work:

REACH promotes an environment of mutual support and cooperation among individuals and among departments.

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Commitment:

We recognize the importance of providing excellence and creating an environment where commitment is part of the fabric of who we are. 

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Passion and Pride:

What we do makes a difference. Taking pride in our work allows us to constantly strive to develop and improve. We are passionate about what we do!

Investors

REACH Employment Services is a Gulf Capital invested company, REACH draws on its local expertise combined with the most active alternative investment houses partnership to continue offering market leading outsourcing services to meet the dynamic needs of its clients. Gulf Capital has invested in REACH Employment Services, and will inject new funds to support the growth of the leading recruitment and outsourcing company both on an organic level and via acquisitions. The financing will allow REACH to have a solid regional expansion program.

Clients

  • Aviation & Aerospace

  • Banking and Financial Services

  • Education

  • Government Departments

  • Healthcare

  • IT & Telecommunications

  • Oil & Gas

Since 1999 REACH has served most major government and private organizations.

At REACH, we go the extra mile to get the job done. That’s why our clients rank us the highest. From the beginning of every relationship, we aim to raise the bar on every type of engagement. Our goal is to become a partner that truly understands your business and grows with you. We believe in building enduring relationships through exceptional delivery and customer service. Whatever your organization size & staffing needs we encourage you to contact us to REACH the best talent!

 

Our Services

Recruitment Services

REACH’s recruitment specialists build successful partnerships with clients, offering a one-stop solution for all their hiring needs and saving them valuable time.bullet Read more

Business Process Outsourcing

Organizations turn to REACH to outsource the operations of specific business processes in various fields including HR recruitment.
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Staff Outsourcing

REACH proposes a fast and effective model for hiring staff which does not impact a companies head counts. We enable clients to speed up their hiring process.
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Emiratization

REACH employment services recognizes that the future of the UAE is dependent upon the successful growth of a new generation of Emirati corporate experts.bullet Read more

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

REACH’s recruitment specialists build successful partnerships with clients, offering a one-stop solution for all their hiring needs and saving them valuable time while recruiting the right candidates. REACH offers:

- Executive Search:
We provide solutions and not resumes.
- Direct Hire:
We target the best talents that will meet your business needs.
- Overseas Recruitment:
We propose staffing solutions across the world with a proven record of achieving results in both local and global markets.

* Upon receiving a vacancy from the client:
Candidates are shortlisted by our recruiters as per the given job requirements and criteria.
Suitable applicants are nominated and interviews are conducted after screening.
The selected candidate receives an employment offer from the client and upon acceptance the visa and payroll activities are taken care of by the client.
REACH assists in the reference checks and on-boarding process.

STAFFING OUTSOURCING

REACH proposes a fast and effective model for hiring staff which does not impact company headcounts.

We enable clients to speed up the hiring process by outsourcing their recruiting efforts, hence saving organizations considerable time and money. REACH consultants have the resources, tools and connections to manage client needs, volumes and expectations by offering the following services:

  • In house visa processing
  • HR Management
  • Payroll Services

* Benefits:

  • Flexibility
  • Access to highly skilled contractors with broad experience
  • Reducing hiring risks
  • Business continuity
  • Less burden and more focus on Core Competencies
  • Operational Expertise
  • Volume hiring management

BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING

Organizations turn to REACH to outsource the operations of specific business processes in various fields including HR recruitment.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing delivers organizations a strategic advantage through the quality of their people.
We act as the client’s internal recruitment division. Our staffing experts manage the entire hiring process from job profiling through the onboarding of the new hire, including staff, method and reporting.

Business Process Outsourcing is implemented as a cost-saving measure for tasks that a company requires but does not depend upon to maintain their position in the marketplace.
Using REACH’s business process outsourcing, companies have the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate on operational expertise
  • Add flexibility and agility
  • Leverage REACH’s extensive industry knowledge
  • Access a wider array of skills
  • Allocate more resources immediately

EMIRATIZATION

Our staffing team collaborate with clients to help them align their Emiratization targets with their corporate and HR strategies. Boasting one of the largest databases of UAE nationals in the country, REACH combines its local expertise and wide-reach to provide clients the best possible service. Today it’s one of the most preferred suppliers of manpower with various government clients.

Due to the major milestones for Emiratization in the private sector, many businesses will be developing or expanding their Emiratization strategy and they will need to tread a careful path. Reach can help in providing the right recruitment tools for direct hires and contractors.

Board Members

Malik Melhem

Malik Melhem

Chief Executive Officer View Details
Dr. Karim El Solh

Dr. Karim El Solh

Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Partner, Gulf Capital View Details
Mr. Muhannad Qubbaj

Mr. Muhannad Qubbaj

Managing Director, Gulf Capital View Details
Patrick Buffet

Patrick Buffet

Excellence O2 View Details
Ms. Asel Delgado

Ms. Asel Delgado

Executive Director, Gulf Capital View Details
Miles Hunt

Miles Hunt

Independent Board Member View Details
Malik Melhem

Malik Melhem

Chief Executive Officer

Malik Melhem is the CEO of REACH Employment Services, where he is responsible for leading the development and execution of REACH’s strategy and growth.

During his 15 years with REACH, Malik has combined his technical background with strong business and marketing experience to expand the company to its current position as a leader in the recruitment and outsourcing services. Under his guidance, Malik has initiated and led the sales forces of REACH in the Middle Eastern region.

Prior to working with the REACH Group, Malik held the role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Manager at International Computers Limited, where he assisted with clients’ evaluation, development, and implementation of their Financial and Human Resources systems. Malik began his career as an Applications Consultant, leading and directing various HR and finance projects in Jordan and the UAE.
Malik holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hull in the UK. Malik has also completed a number of project management, recruitment and human resources training courses and workshops.

Dr. Karim El Solh

Dr. Karim El Solh

Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Partner, Gulf Capital

Mr. El Solh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Gulf Capital and Managing Partner of the Private Equity Team.
Prior to founding Gulf Capital, Mr. El Solh was CEO of The National Investor, the leading UAE investment bank. Previously, he was the Head of Capital Markets for the European High Yield/LBO division at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ, now part of Credit Suisse), and a senior banker at Citigroup where he was in charge of new equity and equity-linked issues from the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Indian Sub-continent & Africa.
Mr. El Solh started his career at the International Privatization Group at Price Waterhouse where he advised governments in Emerging Markets (Russia, Turkey, Philippines, Morocco, Tunisia, and Moldova amongst others) on the restructuring, turnaround, and sale of state-owned companies.

Mr. El Solh has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a Doctorate in economics (privatization) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
Mr. El Solh has been named as one of the Top 100 CEOs in the Gulf in 2007 by CEO Magazine and one of the 500 Most Influential Arabs in 2012 and again in 2013 by Arabian Business Magazine. He was also elected as a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007 and was invited to join its Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital in 2012.

Mr. Muhannad Qubbaj

Mr. Muhannad Qubbaj

Managing Director, Gulf Capital

Mr. Qubbaj joined Gulf Capital pre-inception, as the first employee hired by the founders. He is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Team and leads the deal origination, fundraising, and screening activities. Before joining Gulf Capital, Mr. Qubbaj was a Senior Principal at Investcorp International, where he was responsible for marketing & fundraising in the GCC and the UK, specializing in private equity, real estate, & hedge funds. Prior to Investcorp, Mr. Qubbaj was a Senior Investment Advisor at Morgan Stanley for four years in the United Kingdom, where he focused on asset management and allocation for Middle Eastern institutional clients including leading banks in the GCC and Levant area. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Qubbaj was an investment advisor to one of the largest family investment offices in Saudi Arabia, the Abdul Latif Jameel Group focused on establishing joint ventures, purchasing companies, and investing in alternative assets.

Mr. Qubbaj holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with concentrations in Creative Writing and Economics. He is an Educational Counselor for MIT and a Rotarian.

Patrick Buffet

Patrick Buffet

Excellence O2

Mr. Buffet co-founded excellenceO2 in 2009 and has more than 33 years of experience in general management, operations management, mergers and acquisitions, business growth, and turnarounds. Between 2004 and 2009, Mr. Buffet was The President of the EMEA operations of Invensys Process Systems.
As a member of the Invensys leadership team, Mr. Buffet was also the leader of the Global Services organization.
Mr. Buffet has 15 years of experience in
high-tech industries. He has worked in many market leading companies such as Microsoft, HP and Digital. He has held a wide variety of roles from CEO in application software business to senior Vice President assignments, covering corporate development & alliances, operations, sales, marketing and services. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, first in finance and then in brand management. Mr. Buffet is also a Director at Visconti-Coaching and an executive coach, a chairman of the board and board member in several companies. He has been on the boards of international trade organizations and institutes of higher education boards.

Mr. Buffet has a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electronique from Angers (France) and an M.B.A. from the University of Kansas (US).

Ms. Asel Delgado

Ms. Asel Delgado

Executive Director, Gulf Capital

Ms. Delgado joined Gulf Capital in 2012. She is an Executive Director with the Private Equity Team and has over 15 years of private equity and investment banking experience.
Her sector coverage includes oil and gas, aviation, financial services, retail, agriculture, and telecoms, among others. Prior to joining Gulf Capital, Ms. Delgado worked at Pinebridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments) – a global asset management firm based out of New York with over $70 billion AUM. She was part of the
alternative investments team investing in private equity in emerging and frontier markets. Prior to that, Ms. Delgado was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers in London and New York where she specialized in telecoms and technology.

Miles Hunt

Miles Hunt

Independent Board Member

Mr. Hunt is an entrepreneur, board advisor and investor with over 20 years’ experience building successful companies. He is a former lawyer and the founder and former CEO of Empresaria, Group, a company that he built to over £200m revenues with operations in 20 countries.
He is currently Chairman of Serocor, a UK based IT and Engineering recruitment group, Chairman of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (“APSco” ) in the UK, a director of investment company Benula Capital, and is a board advisor to a number of recruitment company boards both in the UK and internationally.
Awards include Staffing industry Entrepreneur of the Year (Recruitment International), national finalist Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and the winner of the APSCO Award for Individual Contribution.

Mr. Hunt has a degree in Law from the University of Reading and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

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