Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, attracted 70,000 visitors and 13 employers to its third Virtual Job Fair (VJF) in Egypt. The event, held entirely online from January 6 - 14, saw participation from 7 different countries, with 130 open positions for job seekers to apply to.
The Virtual Job Fair allowed jobseekers and employers the opportunity to interact though a flexible online platform, giving access to traditional job fair facilities but with the added convenience of being able to attend from anywhere within the world. Over just seven days, the Virtual Job Fair was visited over 70,000 times.
“Our Virtual Job Fair platform is revolutionary in the region. We are pleased to see that it was very successful again in Egypt; with 70,000 visitors and 13 employers participating, the event was awinner,” said SuhailMasri, VP of Sales, Bayt.com. “The convenience, flexibility and cost-efficiency of the VJF concept are in line with Bayt.com’s commitment to assisting job seekers and employers alike in their recruitment needs. This latest VJF is the 15th that we have held in the MENA region, and we look forward to holding further events in more countriesand for more industries.”
Mohamed Atallah, the Strategic Projects Manager at Tabuk Pharmaceuticals, who were Diamond Sponsors of Bayt.com’s VJF, said: “Collaboration with Bayt.com has always been a fruitful experience, and sharing in Bayt’s Egypt Virtual Job Fair helped us find the suitable candidates from the Egyptian recognized abilities’ pool and supported our business expansion in the MENA region.”
The Bayt.com VJF presents a unique concept; jobseekers are able to fully interact with potential employers through a virtual environment, styled to look like a real job fair. Using a range of digital tools, such as chat rooms, webcasts and webinars, jobseekers and employers can exchange information. Jobseekers can search for available jobs and can submit their CVs, while employers can interact through virtual ‘booths’ where they can share presentations, reports, and information about their companies.
Participating employers benefitted from increased brand awareness and access to Bayt.com’s extensive portfolio of jobseekers – made up of more than 9.9million registered users covering 94 industries and 185 countries. There are minimal resource requirements in return for maximum exposure, meaningless costs and a higher return on investment than with a traditional job fair.
Pepsico’s talent acquisition team, who had an event-sponsor booth at Bayt.com’s VJF, said: “A virtual employment fair is a very new and creative way that PepsiCo’s Talent Acquisition team was very happy to be a part of. It helped us in attracting applicants from all over the Middle East and African region and specifically Egypt without the need of being physically in one place! We believe that Bayt.com through these virtual events will lead to a paradigm transformation in how both companies and applicants are approaching employment fairs.”