Online employment and careers service Jobs4Bahrainis.com (J4B) is celebrating the first anniversary of its landmark strategic partnership with Tamkeen.
A market showcase of available indigenous talent and skills in the Kingdom, J4B can reflect on a number of milestones over the last year which have reinforced its position as the preferred recruitment resource for both employers and job seekers in the country.
As of the end of February 2014, a total of 300 companies – from large organisations to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – were taking advantage exclusive access to the most comprehensive searchable CV database in Bahrain on the J4B portal, which enables employers’ job vacancies to be uploaded easily and quickly.
At the same time, J4B’s skills database – open to individual members free of charge – has expanded to 18,200 candidates, the largest pool of Bahraini talent available to employers in the market and allowing for employers to accurately, methodically and efficiently match their skills needs with those available on the database.
EMCOR Facilities Services (EFS), a Bahrain-based company which offers regional facilities management services, is among the companies to have benefitted from the J4B approach and capabilities in the last year.
David Brown, General Manager of EFS Facilities Services, which recently hired five Bahrainis via J4B, said: “What struck us most was both the speed of placement and the calibre of candidates – we posted five positions on the portal and all five were filled quickly with high quality Bahrainis who met our criteria and needs.”
The portal’s accelerated success has been underpinned this year by the support of Tamkeen, which meets 100% of the registration costs of eligible companies from diverse sectors.
Vice President for Human Capital development, Tamkeen, Mrs. Amal Al Kooheji, said: “One of Tamkeen’s missions is to provide support to enhance the productivity and growth of individuals in Bahrain. In Jobs4Bahrainis.com we have a service which has, over the last year, proven its capabilities as a valuable job resource for qualified individuals in the Kingdom as we all work together for a more prosperous economic future. We are proud of this strategic partnership with J4B and look forward to supporting its growth and future initiatives.”
Among other highlights of the last 12 months for J4B was the introduction of career seminars for job seekers late last year, as well as a wholesale revamp of the portal in early February 2014, resulting in a cleaner, more contemporary user friendly product.
Hussain Ali, Project Manager, J4B, said: “Jobs4Bahrainis.com can reflect on a tremendously exciting last 12 months, the successes of which would not be possible without the support of our partner Tamkeen.
“But while it is always nice to look back on milestones they simply serve as a platform and inspiration for future initiatives. We therefore look forward to working with Tamkeen to further build our reputation as the “go to” online recruitment resource in Bahrain for companies and individuals.”
Jobs4Bahrainis.com is an initiative of Gulf Connexions, the kingdom’s leading recruitment company.
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