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Predicting the Future of Recruitment

If the best way to predict the future is to invent it, Bayt.com has certainly made some remarkable predictions for the future of recruitment since 2000 and throughout 2013. Here are just a few of them:

Prediction One: There can no longer be a substitute for having an online profile

The Bayt.com professionals community is today over 14 million professionals strong and growing fast! At every career level from fresh grads to senior executive and C-Suite, professionals are…

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Added by Apeksha on December 24, 2013 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

The HR Buzzword for 2014 - Social Recruitment

Q. Hi, I have heard the term ‘social recruitment’ thrown around a lot this year. What is it and how is it different, say from posting a job online here on Bayt.com? – Danish H., Recruiter

A. Hi Danish, when you harness the power of social platforms to drive your recruitment efforts further, what you essentially get is termed as ‘social recruitment’.

As social media has developed and continues to morph today, its impact on HR and the recruitment process is…

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Added by Apeksha on December 22, 2013 at 6:58am — No Comments

What’s Distracting People at Work in the Middle East?

Distraction at work is hardly new, but as screens multiply and bosses push employees to do more with less, companies say it’s epidemic and is hurting their business. In order to evaluate the seriousness of this problem in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA…

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Added by Apeksha on December 8, 2013 at 6:12am — 3 Comments

Would you hire an overqualified candidate?

with the abundance of talent in the current job market it is a great opportunity for employers to go about picking the best candidates out there. Results from the Bayt.com Job Index Survey, August 2013, indicate that 31% of the region’s companies will be ‘definitely hiring’, and 37% will be ‘probably hiring’ during the first half of 2014. Job fairs are…

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Added by Apeksha on November 26, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments

Infographic: How is CSR making an impact in the Middle East and North Africa?

88% of professionals in the region would favor products and services from a socially-conscious company. This is but one of the many fascinating CSR related trends in the Middle East and North Africa, uncovered on the latest poll by Bayt.com, titled “CSR: Is you company making an impact?”, August 2013.

Highlights:

• Almost 90% of professionals feel that CSR is a moral responsibility companies have towards the local community

• 83% of professionals feel that…

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Added by Apeksha on August 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey -August 2013

The Middle East Jobs Index Survey (JI) is conducted to gauge perceptions of job availability and hiring, to identify job trends and to provide an understanding of the key skill sets and qualifications required in the Middle East job market. This Jobs Index is the first Jobs Index of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa region and the region's definitive benchmark…

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Added by Apeksha on August 20, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

How to love your imperfect job

Question from Job Seeker: My question might come across as unusual, but I constantly feel pressured about how I should feel about my job. People tend to insinuate that finding a job I ‘love’ is my only way to eternal bliss; and I’m not saying I don’t like what I do, but I constantly go through ups and downs. This seemed to be normal to me before but hearing my surroundings comment on it…

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Added by Apeksha on June 24, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Love in the Workplace

You got the degrees, accumulated the credentials, acquired all the hard technical skills and read up on and practiced the soft skills needed to succeed in your career.   You’ve earned your stripes and the going’s been good but you constantly ask yourself if there is still room to get that extra edge.  What is the ultimate secret to sustainable success you wonder? Is there some intangible formula or…

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Added by Apeksha on June 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

An Employer’s Guide to Hiring Interns

Here's a question we received from an HR professional:

Q. Hi, I have read a lot about how and what interns need to do during their internship, but I would like to know more about what a company should do to ensure the internship is a beneficial and rewarding experience for itself too in the process. – Selma K.

A. Hi Selma, very interesting question indeed. Also considering that the internship season is upon us, this question is a relevant one…

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Added by Apeksha on June 19, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

Infographic: Is Freelancing a Good Idea in the Middle East Job Market?

In the current shaky but recovering Middle East job market, freelancing can open up a host of opportunities for professionals to earn supplementary income, or even as a primary source of income. But how lucrative is this option perceived to be for professionals in the Middle East and North Africa?

Bayt.com’s latest infographic is created from data obtained on the Bayt.com “State of the Freelance Market in…

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Added by Apeksha on June 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to Make More Money as a Freelancer

Freelancing is a great option whether you are a stay-at-home parent, a high school student, or even if you have a full-time day job.

Freelancing can help you make more money instead of waiting for the usual end-of-year appraisal time to bring up the subject of a salary raise. In fact, seven in 10 professionals in the Middle East and North Africa believe freelancing is a good option for someone working in the region.

Here are a few handy steps to give you a leg-up on…

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Added by Apeksha on June 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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