A Russian start-up, Robot Vera, a maker of artificial intelligence (AI) software is working with Dubai-based Arloid Group to recruit channel partners and specialist software solution providers to take its AI human resources software offering to market.
According to the company, it want to work with channel partners in the Gulf who are keen on taking its AI and machine learning software to select verticals including FMCG, HR and recruitment agencies, oil and gas, construction, SME, government, telecoms, banking and financial services, insurance and retail.
The company is seeking to recruit channel partners who will be able to take its technology known as Robot Vera, which conducts telephone interviews with job hunters, and answer their questions about advertised jobs.
Anton Ignatov, manager, Internation Sales at Robot Vera, said the AI recruitment software is a cloud-based offering aimed at helping HR personnel to speed up manual and cumbersome interviewing procedures when hiring new people in their organisations.
Ignatov said the company has identiftied the UAE and Saudi Arabia as key markets that it want to cement its presence in. "Initially, we want to develop our business with partners in the two Gulf countries before extending the initiative to other markets in the wide GCC and Middle East," he said.
He said the company would like to engage partners that already have knowledge and expertise is software and particularly software that's targeted at recruitment programmes. "We are developing the initiative and are looking forward to hearing from resellers that want to work and grow with our robot recruiting AI software offerings," he said.
According to the company, the robot recruiter is capable of interviewing 1,500 job candidates in nine hours, a task that would take human recruiters several weeks to complete the task.
Denis Yefanov, sales and marketing manager, Arloid Group, said as representative office and partner of Robot Vera in the GCC, the company has been encouraged by the interest organisations have shown in the new offering.
Yefanov said the company is still in the early stages of testing its partner model but has been encouraged by the interest it has received from channel partners and end user customers. "We will soon be releasing details on how channel partners can join our ecosystem and take this innovative robot recruiting software to a wider customer base in the region," he said.