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10/10/05

Online job service launched for multinationals in Iran


IranTalent launches the first professional online job posting and CV database search service for multinational companies in Iran.

Press Release - Tehran, October 10, 2005 - Iran's growing internet landscape received a major boost today with the launch of a new internet-based recruitment service by IranTalent. Founded in 2003, Tehran-based IranTalent has been operating as a full service HR, recruitment and executive search consultancy catering primarily to the needs of multinational companies. The firm has now extended its product range to include online job advertising and CV search.

"Over the last two and a half years of operation, we have developed significant expertise in the Iranian HR and recruiting sector and have built the largest database of bilingual Iranian professionals - with over 50,000 resumes." said IranTalent General Manager, Aseyeh Hatami. "In response to demands from our clients, we have now decided to provide direct access to our database for companies who wish to tap into this talent pool and manage their entire recruiting process online."

Using the new online service, companies seeking bilingual candidates will pay a fee to post their jobs on IranTalent's website, IranTalent.com, and will receive applications directly from interested candidates. Companies can also subscribe to the CV search service which allows them to search the entire database of resumes and directly contact candidates who meet their requirements. Job seekers will be able to post their resumes on the site, browse job listings and apply for vacancies free of charge.

Despite tensions over the country's nuclear energy policy, the presence of multinational companies in Iran has grown dramatically over the last few years, driven by the more open regulatory environment which has made it less difficult for multinationals to invest. This in turn has increased the demand for qualified employees, particularly in the booming consumer goods and energy sectors.

Given the huge difficulties of recruiting bilingual staff in Iran, the new service has already attracted significant interest from multinationals operating in the country. Commenting on the launch, Nigel Coulthard, Iran Country President for French engineering giant Alstom, said "We have been using IranTalent's recruiting service over the last two years. Despite the challenges of finding qualified bilingual candidates in Iran, we have been impressed with the quality of candidates that they have presented to us." Stressing the benefits of the new service, he added "The new fully online service should give employers even more direct access to good candidates, reducing their recruiting time as well as cost. It is a welcome development for HR departments of multinationals in Iran and a very positive step for the Iranian recruiting industry in general."

With over two-thirds of its seventy million citizens under the age of 30, Iran has a young and highly educated population. However, multinational companies competing for a foothold in this large and lucrative market have often been frustrated by the shortage of bilingual staff with professional experience, as well as the unavailability of effective channels for reaching such candidates. In a survey of multinationals conducted by IranTalent last year, recruiting qualified bilingual staff was ranked as the second greatest challenge of doing business in Iran, after regulation and government bureaucracy.

About IranTalent

IranTalent
is the leading recruitment, executive search and HR consultancy based in Iran. With a team of experienced consultants and the world's largest database of bilingual Iranian professionals, IranTalent specialises in the placement of bilingual staff with multinational companies operating in Iran.

For further information, please contact:
IranTalent
Tel: +98 21 2260 2622
Fax: +98 21 2260 2599
www.irantalent.com

 

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