INSEAD, LBS and IESE MBA Launch Campaign to Create 500 Jobs for Palestinians

June 13, 2024 thehrobserver-hrobserver-TAP

A coalition of MBA networks, including INSEAD, London Business School (LBS), and IESE, has partnered to create 500 jobs for Palestinians through a new campaign.

“Inspired by INSEAD’s founding principle of using business as a force for good, hiring talent from Palestine channels our legacy of hope and opportunity amid adversity,” said Hadeel Jaradat from INSEAD.

TAP, an organisation dedicated to identifying and training high-potential talent from Palestine and Jordan, places graduates in full-time positions with startups worldwide.

This partnership announcement follows the successful “Palestine’s Future” campaign, in which TAP attracted the attention of over 1,000 tech professionals who pledged mentoring support to Palestinian youth, including many volunteers from top business schools.

Business schools often emphasise the importance of creating responsible leaders who make a sustainable impact. TAP said in a statement that its partnership with the INSEAD, LBS, and IESE MBA alumni networks exemplifies this ethos by promoting innovative and socially responsible leadership.

“The ripple effects of job creation extend far beyond individuals, reaching families and society at large. Each job created holds the potential to catalyze positive change, injecting much-needed resources and stability into Palestinian households and communities,” the organisation said in a statement. 

TAP helps companies cut hiring time in half and access top talent from the Middle East. Thoroughly trained and vetted, TAP graduates are known for their exceptional performance, with over 95% of companies returning to TAP for more hires whenever relevant positions open.

“The success of this initiative hinges on the collective support of the global community. It’s not just about creating jobs; it’s about nurturing a network of support that empowers Palestinian talent to thrive in their careers,” said  Jafar Shunnar, Co-Founder & CTO of TAP.

TAP is supported by the Dutch government’s “Nexus and Skills for Jobs” program and the Swiss Development Agency. 

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