Middle East job site, Bayt.com, has announced that it surpassed a staggering eight million members.
Bayt.com enables members to build an online professional brand, apply to jobs; read career literature; communicate with employers and other professionals; stay on top of market research; and plan their career projectiles.
Featuring a content-rich approach that reflects on the needs of the Middle Eastern job market, culture, and trends, this milestone reinforces Bayt.com’s position as a powerful platform that provides people – from all ages and educational backgrounds – with the tools and knowledge to pursue the career of their dreams.
The popularity of Bayt.com in the Middle East over the past 12 years prompted the opening of 12 different offices around the region. Employers tapping into Bayt.com’s professional community today to fulfil recruitment needs at all career levels and across all industries and job roles range from SMEs and family offices to regional conglomerates, multinational corporations, educational institutions and governments.
On an average day over 11,000 jobs are posted on Bayt.com and employers across the recruitment spectrum can avail of the industry’s leading technologies to source, screen, shortlist and rank applicants quickly, easily and effectively.
“We are thrilled to reach eight million members. We strive to continue to be a part of the lives and successes of the region’s professional community,” said Rabea Ataya, CEO, Bayt. “Every year we help hundreds of thousands of people find better jobs and in doing so build better lives. With the innovations lined up for the coming year, we are excited that we will have an even greater impact on our community.”
This milestone comes three months after the site underwent a major revamp which saw an enhancement of existing functions, as well as myriad added features such as a mobile application, a reworked, industry-leading CV builder; and powerful new job-search tracking and CV-analysis tools.
The new people-driven format garnered great success, and was built around the company’s core values of leadership, empowerment, efficiency, flexibility & communication. Bayt.com core recruitment platform has a number of complementary platforms directly related to enhancing the lives and livelihoods of the region’s professional communities.
These include the Salaries platform, which is a comprehensive online salary benchmarking tool, as well as the Virtual Fairs platform, where vibrant online job and education fairs are held around the year and the Branded Career Channels platform which empowers corporations and institutions around the region to tap into Bayt.com’s technology to power their own career channels and further facilitate recruitment.
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