Now, chat live with prospective employers

Job-seekers and prospective employers can chat live to connect in real time.

Updated: May 24, 2011, 13:30 PM IST

Dubai: Need to know your prospective employer better? Here is yet another channel of communication.

A job website has launched a new online solution that allows job-seekers and prospective employers chat live to connect in real time.

Bayt.com has launched LiveHire, a specialized employer-jobseeker live chat solution, which it hopes will make recruitment throughout the region a faster and more effective process.

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.

"Today with immediacy at a premium and more employers and jobseekers than ever before, this powerful new feature addresses the time and cost barrier involved during the hiring process by enabling instant communication and consequently a faster and better recruitment match," the site said in a statement.

"Today, employers are looking for immediate hiring solutions, and LiveHire addresses the demands of the current employment market while setting precedent within the industry," said Omar Tahboub, Bayt.com`s vice-president of product.

"Jobseekers will now have even closer contact with hiring employers and can be accessed instantly through the new smart channel," he added.

PTI