Seven free tools entrepreneurs and small businesses should know about
Some easy tricks can go a long way in the hiring process.
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Starting a new business is really difficult, and having both the right people working with you and the right tools can really make a huge difference.
At Bayt.com, we love working with and supporting small business and start-ups, because they are an essential tool for job creation (and 79 percent of fresh grads in our region say that the foremost challenge of their generation is finding a job, according to the Bayt.com “Fresh Graduates in the MENA” survey July 2015). In line with our mission to empower people with the tools and technologies to lead a better life.
Here are 7 awesome free tools for entrepreneurs and small businesses from Bayt.com that will make your life easier:
1) Make use of hiring guides and templates.
Did you ever feel like you need to speak to a recruitment expert or do an HR consultation? Maybe you’re not sure whether you’re hiring the right fit, or maybe you need help compiling a set of interview questions that will filter out the good candidates from the bad ones. The good news is you can, and completely for free. Bayt.com’s career experts are famous all around the Middle East for their advice to recruiters and businesses, and we’ve compiled our recruitment wisdom in an easy-to-use hiring guide that you can use.
Read about how to attract top talent to your organization, find out the latest trends when it comes to retaining your staff, get inspired from job description templates, and look at sample interview questions.
2) Post your jobs for free with JobsLite.
If you want to expand your team, did you know that you can quickly and easily post your vacancy on Bayt.com absolutely for free, if you’re a medium or small business in the Middle East? Yes, you can! Your job post can stay live for 30 days. Go ahead, try it and see all the applications come flooding in.
3) 360 hiring solution: the Bayt.com start-up kit.
This is really big! Our HR strategy experts designed the Bayt.com Start Up Kit to make it easier than ever before for entrepreneurs to hire quickly and efficiently 100 percent free of charge. Valued at over $1,000, the kit offers start-ups access to Bayt.com’s database of over 20 million professionals, as well as to premium job postings and visibility to the 8 million Bayt.com monthly visitors.
The Bayt.com Start-up Kit includes:
1. Access to the premium Bayt.com CV Search, which allows employers to search Bayt.com’s database of over 20 million professionals
2. Three “Plus” Bayt.com Job Postings, which can be used to advertise job openings and brand to millions monthly visitors on Bayt.com
3. Access to social Bayt.com features like Bayt.com Specialties, where entrepreneurs can actively engage with jobseekers applying to their vacancies to better qualify how suitable they are for the role
We chatted about why this package is so awesome with Suhail Masri, Bayt.com’s Recruitment Solutions VP. Here’s what he said: “According to the Bayt.com “Recruitment Practices in the MENA” poll (May 2015), the three easiest ways to hire top candidates in the Middle East are by searching through millions of CVs with an easy and quick search tool (according to 36.4 percent); by posting vacancies on a website accessible to millions of people (20.3 percent); and by engaging with specialists on professional networks (12.5 percent). Ultimately, the package empowers entrepreneurs with tools to use these three methods all in one go.”
We’re sold, Suhail! If you are as well, the door is still open for leading incubators and funds who would like to tap into the Bayt.com Start-Up Package. To get in touch, please email startsup @ bayt.com.
4) Compare salary information: Bayt.com salaries.
Are you hiring but you have no idea what to offer, or would you simply like to keep abreast of salary trends in the region? The solution is quite simple: Bayt.com Salaries.
5) Contact decision makers: Bayt.com people search.
Not many people utilize the power of Bayt.com’s People Search, because not many can think of all the potential opportunities it opens up. It’s actually really amazing; you can find people by location, specialization, company, job role, and more, and then you can use contact credits to get in touch for as little as $3 (you get one free credit each month!). And the best part? If you don’t get a reply, your contact credits will be refunded. Imagine the possibilities! You can find business leads, get in touch with decision makers, and more.
6) Brush up your skills with Bayt.com tests.
How well do you know Google Analytics, if you’re starting a website? How well do you manage your time? Are you a skilled sales person, and can you manage your own social media?
They say that self knowledge is the first step towards success, and we totally agree.
Test your knowledge, your skills, and your expertise with Bayt.com Tets, which are written by experts, and find out what skills you need to build on to become a better professional. You can also use these tests to test candidates before they apply.
7) Stay abreast of research with Bayt.com.
We’re huge believers in the power of information. We believe that the more we know, the more likely we are to succeed. We also believe that there is always more knowledge to be acquired, and that it can very useful knowledge when we put it into practice. In our journey to fulfil our mission and vision to the best of our abilities, we produce several Bayt.com research papers, polls, and infographics each year, and because empowering others is a vital part of our mission, we make this world-class research available online for free.
For example, you can take a look at the bi-annual Bayt.com Middle East Job Index survey, which tracks hiring across the region, or the Bayt.com Middle East Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer sentiment and behavior. This treasure trove of information can help you make better decisions in terms of when to hire, how, and where. They also make great forecasting tools when analyzed.
That’s not all of course. We produce lots of research related to everything related to HR and careers in the MENA, so jump right in.
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