Bayt.com launches first bi-lingual online recruitment solution for the Arab world
Company Press Release:
Bayt has, once again, proven to be swift to respond to the needs of its users and has launched a fully featured version of Bayt.com in Arabic. "This makes Bayt.com the first site in the world to offer fully functional electronic recruiting capabilities for the entire region in both Arabic and English," stated Rabea Ataya, CEO at the press conference held February 20, at Dubai Internet City.
“This is a remarkable development, especially considering that it comes only 3 months after the official launch of Bayt.com last November.” The Bayt team have emphasized since their launch that they are dedicated to bringing an online recruitment solution of the highest quality to this region and Arabic is a crucial element of this solution.
Arabic speakers will now benefit from all the advantages that online recruiting has to offer, in their language of choice. Bayt has made a pledge to being the fastest, easiest and most effective way to find a job in the Middle East and the launch of this bi-lingual version is a further testament to this commitment.
Users can now choose either to explore the entire site in one language, or, with a single login, bi-lingual users will be able to create and store multiple CVs or job postings using both languages. They will also be able to search simultaneously for jobs or CVs posted in English and Arabic and see results listed on the same page. Mirrored content for the Bayt Community features in Arabic, such as the Career Center and Forums, will soon follow.
"At Bayt we maintain a close and proactive relationship with our users and feedback to date has been excellent; the missing element has been Arabic", said Bayt CEO, Rabea Ataya. "We are operating in a region where most of our users both job seekers and employers - speak Arabic as a first or second language. It is crucial that we provide them with the opportunity to make important decisions regarding their careers and lifestyles using the language that they are most comfortable with."
Ataya points out that in order to optimize that valuable dialogue with their users and be responsive to the needs of the local market, Bayt needs to be able to communicate with them in Arabic. "It's clear from the feedback we've been getting on Bayt since we launched that Arabic speakers are eager to have access to a web-based recruitment tool in their native language", continued Ataya, "Now they do".
Bayt prides itself on quality; not only of the technology deployed, in partnership with Oracle and Sun Microsystems, but also of the CVs and jobs to be found on the site. Bayt.com attracts jobseekers of the highest caliber in the region and a quick glance at the site's homepage is testament to the quality of corporations using Bayt.com; recent weeks' "Hot Jobs" include vacancies at Master Foods, Motorola, Grey Worldwide, and Cisco to name just a few.
By providing its sophisticated search and filtering tools to the Arabic speaking users in the region, Bayt will further increase the traffic to the site and reinforce its position as a leader in the industry and as the fastest growing online recruitment site in the Middle East and North Africa.
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