offers support for start-ups

Recruitment site offering free services to help start-ups find staff

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  • E-Mail offers support for start-ups The Start-Up Kit is intended to help companies to find the right talent, says Masri.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 4, 2015

Recruitment website is offering a free set of services to start-ups, to help them to attract the right personnel.

The Start Up Kit, which the company says is worth over $1,000, offers start-ups access to's database of over 20 million professionals, as well as to premium job postings and visibility to the 8 million monthly visitors.

"Start-ups in the Middle East are constantly looking to fill vacancies with top talent," said Suhail Masri, VP of Sales, "The Start-up program is designed to help new companies attract and hire some of the best talent in the region, and promote job creation within the start-up community. We're excited to launch this program in collaboration with several incubators and venture funds, as our mission at is to empower people with the tools and information to lead their lifestyle of choice. This kit provides premium recruitment tools at no cost, to support the formation and development of potentially successful companies."

The kit includes access to the premium CV Search, which allows employers to search's database of over 20 million professionals; three ‘Plus' Job Postings, which can be used to advertise job openings and brand to millions monthly visitors on; and access to social features like Specialties, where entrepreneurs can actively engage with jobseekers applying to their vacancies to better qualify how suitable they are for the role.

"The package was specially designed by's HR strategy experts to make it easier than ever before for entrepreneurs to hire quickly and efficiently," added Masri. "According to the ‘Recruitment Practices in the MENA' poll (May 2015), the three easiest ways to hire top candidates in the MENA are by searching through millions of CVs with an easy and quick search tool (according to 36.4%); by posting vacancies on a website accessible to millions of people (20.3%); and by engaging with specialists on professional networks (12.5%). Ultimately, the package empowers entrepreneurs with tools to use these three methods all in one go." is actively engaging with leading incubators and venture funds in the Middle East and North Africa to empower entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups with the Start Up package.

"For a start-up business, it is essential to quickly build a dedicated and passionate team," said Fares Ghandour, investment manager, MENA Venture Investments. " has been helping the Middle East's top companies to recruit for over 15 years, and we are excited to partner up with them to provide our entrepreneurs with premium hiring solutions."

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