Airline operators call for urgent recruitment reform protocol in critical sub-sector of aviation.
Written by News Room on June 1, 2022
Airline operators have called for an urgent reform in the recruitment protocol to allow more hands into the critical sub-sector of aviation.
The airlines, under the aegis of International Air Transport Association (IATA), on Tuesday, at their ground handling conference, said the sub-sector was due for holistic overhaul to manage the long-term need for a stable talent base.
IATA’s Senior Vice President for Operations, Safety and Security, Nick Careen, who disclosed this, noted that the peak summer travel season was fast-approaching, and that passengers were already experiencing the effects of bottlenecks in getting security clearances for staff at the airport.
In the longer-term, the Association urged the ground handling sector to adopt a stronger talent acquisition strategy, streamline onboarding processes, and develop a more compelling retention proposition.