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Bayt.com logs 3m new members in 2015

DUBAI, November 16, 2015

Bayt.com, a leading job site in the Middle East, has welcomed three million new members in 2015 alone, the year that marks the careers portal’s 15th anniversary.

Founded in 2010, Bayt.com has grown from a simple online job portal to the single largest career site and recruitment solutions marketplace for professionals and companies in the Mena region, a statement said.

"Using Bayt.com, Gulf International Bank (GIB) has become much more cost-effective in the recruitment function," said Nawaf Kably, head of Recruitment & Staff Benefits, at Gulf International Bank. "In just one year, Bayt.com has helped us trim the time it takes to close our hiring targets to almost half, and saved approximately $150,000. Bayt.com solutions has especially been a terrific tool that has measurably improved our bottom line and quality of hire."

Today, over 22,750,000 professionals and over 40,000 leading organizations use the job site’s trilingual (Arabia, English, and French) recruitment platform

“From its very inception, Bayt.com set out to serve as an engaging, powerful, and indispensable online platform, designed to match the needs of qualified job seekers with those of employers across the career and industry spectrum,” said Suhail Masri, VP of Sales, Bayt.com.

“In keeping with our commitment to redefining the recruitment landscape, we have managed to help bridge employment gaps across the region, contribute to the creation of vibrant career conversations and solid career trajectories, and build a fully-fledged professional community and marketplace that unites those at both ends of the employment spectrum.

As we mark the 15-year milestone, we would like to take a moment to thank all of our stakeholders, including employers, active members and HR professionals. They have played a pivotal role in our growth story and we remain committed to providing them with the most effective, enriching and engaging online extension of their careers and lives.”

“Moving forward, our aim is to continue on our stellar growth path, keep tapping deeply into the Middle East’s rich talent pool, and further help organizations across the region cultivate a dynamic and highly competitive workforce,” Masri added.

In 2001, Bayt.com became the first bilingual recruitment portal in the region; two years later, it launched an application service provider enabling instant connections between relevant jobs and potential employees

 In 2004, Bayt.com launched a CV writing service, followed by professional career coaching in 2006. This led to the first ever Virtual Job Fair in the Middle East, a platform now very popular with conglomerates and educational institutes seeking to engage real-time on a large scale with jobseekers and students across the region.

In 2010, Bayt.com launched its Salaries platform, a salary benchmark repository and calculator which has since evolved into a comprehensive salary research tool for both professionals and companies.  In 2012, a mobile application was launched, making the site more accessible to professionals who wished to explore career options while on the move. In line with its mission to maximize community value, Bayt.com Specialties, the first pan-regional Middle East social career tool was introduced in 2013.

It enables professionals to showcase their interests and expertise while networking with industry peers.  In September 2015, Bayt.com Specialties hit the 1-million-questions milestone and 10-million-users mark in a resounding testimony to the dynamism of the career conversations on the site. As part of its efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and small business creation in the Middle East and North Africa, Bayt.com also launched its Start-up Kit earlier this year.  

Bayt.com’s current roster of high value pioneering functions includes a ‘Learning’ section – that consists of tests and courses – especially created to empower members to enhance and develop their careers. In addition, it enables employers to gauge knowledge of new hires in a fast and simple way with pre-existing tests. There is also a new and highly differentiated mobile application, in an extensively augmented line-up of employer tools.

"We are delighted with how far Bayt.com has come and we continue to expand assignments from loyal existing clients and attract strategic new business from market leaders in every industry,” Masri said.

“We are very proud of how our work in both the private and public sector advisory and core direct recruitment arenas has gone a long way in truly paving the region’s employment landscape and impacting the lives of millions of professionals and their families, in line with our mission to empower people with the tools and technologies to build a better life.

“Bayt.com remains the region’s leading platform for top talent and employers to meet, interact and effect highly informed employment decisions in the fastest, easiest and most efficient manner possible,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




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