has launched a specialised employer-jobseeker live chat solution, LiveHire. The feature is set to revolutionise the way in which employers identify and communicate with jobseekers, and will consequently make recruitment throughout the region a faster and more effective process.

The aim of this new feature is to address the time and cost barrier involved during the hiring process by enabling instant communication and consequently a faster and better recruitment match.

“Today employers are looking for immediate hiring solutions, and LiveHire is another ground breaking innovation in’s recruitment arsenal that addresses the demands of the current employment market while setting precedent within the industry.”

“With LiveHire, we have created a unique employer-jobseeker space that will eliminate the time, cost and resources spent during screening and interviewing, and in turn generate more informed hiring decisions. Jobseekers will now have even closer contact with hiring employers and can be accessed instantly through the new smart channel,” said Omar Tahboub, VP of Product.

The feature, available to any employer with an active search package for no additional cost, initiates an instantaneous chat dialogue with jobseekers registered on the system, automatically eliminating the time and cost recruiters endure when screening and interviewing candidates by telephone and email.

The service allows employers to first identify which candidates are interested in their company and then immediately shortlist them when accessing their CVs. Recruiters can then invite the candidate to chat on a live, real-time basis.

“Real-time and low cost screening solutions are no longer a luxury for today’s recruiters; they are now necessary tools that enable employers to fill available positions quickly with the best possible candidate,” said Tahboub.'

Michael Byrne

Before joining SME Advisor as an Assistant Editor in 2010 I obtained a Bachelors Civil Law Degree (Hons) from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, in 2005. I worked as a trainee lawyer in Dublin, Ireland, specialising in defence litigation and criminal law before obtaining a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Cardiff in 2009. At present I am the Editor of SME Advisor Middle East, which is a publication within the CPI Business Group. You can follow me on twitter: @mikey_byrne or @SMEadvisorME. Also, you can join me on Linkedin (Mike Byrne) or at (SME Advisor).