Sky News Arabia deploys career portal for ambitious recruitment plans

Sky News Arabia deploys career portal for ambitious recruitment plans

Dubai, October 4th 2011: Hiring Solutions Company, the region’s main comprehensive provider of recruitment management systems (RMS), has implemented its Sniperhire RMS with Sky News Arabia’s systems to support the channel’s ambitious human capital plans in their bid to provide 24-hour Arabic language news content to 50 million homes across the MENA region.

Set to launch in Spring 2012, Sky News Arabia is currently offering a number of vacancies across the region, ranging from Newsgathering, Output and Technical Operations. The channel is aiming for a 370-strong team to work with them by launch, and is offering training programmes to develop local staff at their hub in Abu Dhabi’s media zone, twofour54.

James Padkin, Director of Client Services at Hiring Solutions Company, said: “The requirements of Sky News Arabia were clear: they needed a solution that would provide quick, accurate recruitment, while reaching a global professional media audience and providing the quality of applicants that reflect well on the Sky News Arabia brand. By choosing a career portal, backed by our Sniperhire recruitment management system, Sky News Arabia is now able to tap global and local talent, in a manner which will reduce their time-to-hire, making for a smoother employer/applicant relationship.”

Coupled with a dedicated career portal, the Sniperhire solution will provide comprehensive recruitment capabilities to the growing team, while providing applicants with a one-stop environment through which to apply, track and review job opportunities. has vacancies in Abu Dhabi and the whole region, meaning that content for the channel will be created and delivered by more than 180 sought-after journalists, with full technical and operations support from Abu Dhabi.

Sevag Alexandrian, HR and Administration Director, Sky News Arabia, said: “We are aiming to convey a fresh and innovative approach to news in the Arab world; be it through television, online or via mobile and new technologies. Being able to attract, recruit and retain the right kind of talent in time for our spring launch requires a comprehensive approach, which we feel Sniperhire brings. Our career portal provides candidates, from wherever they are, with a central place to learn about our opportunities, and allows us to offer a professional recruitment experience.”

Sniperhire provides companies with the ability to reduce time-to-hire while cutting the overall cost-to-hire per person. The system also identifies candidates with specific skills giving them a priority position through the system, which means that clients can shortlist candidates more accurately. The Sniperhire platform is continuously being reviewed to meet the changing job markets and the needs of clients across an array of industries, and has been specifically designed to work in the region’s unique job markets; offering clear and transparent reporting on various parameters, in support of the region’s dynamic recruitment requirements.

About Hiring Solutions
Hiring Solutions is the leading provider of enterprise e-recruitment solutions in the Middle East and Africa. Its world-class Sniperhire software platform is used by over 200 businesses in 42 countries to lower costs and reduce time while hiring exceptional talent.
About Sky News Arabia

Sky News Arabia is a 50-50 joint venture between Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp (ADMIC), a private investment company, and British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), the UK’s leading pay television provider. Based in Abu Dhabi, Sky News Arabia will deliver Arabic language news on a free-to-air news channel, a video-rich website and across mobile devices.

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