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FifthEdge to 'disrupt' recruitment in construction, engineering

The platform will increase the recruitment capacity of hiring companies by up to 467% and reduce cost-to-hire by 52%

FifthEdge chief executive officer and founder Marcus Taylor (pictured)
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FifthEdge chief executive officer and founder Marcus Taylor (pictured)

Construction and engineering recruitment firm FifthEdge expects to change the recruitment process in the construction and engineering sectors at an industry level with its recently-launched artificial intelligence-driven platform.

The platform expects to increase the recruitment capacity of hiring companies by up to 467% and to reduce cost-to-hire by 52%.

FifthEdge matches companies to candidates, and allows companies to select candidates from a live talent pool. It allows candidates to submit their CVs and create a profile on the platform free-of-charge.

The AI technology then screens and assesses candidates’ profiles against industry-specific disciplines.

To engineer the platform, FifthEdge collaborated with artificial and blockchain technologies provider Accubits Technologies, which has delivered projects for NASA, Homeland Security, Smart Dubai, Dubai Police and Etisalat.

Commenting on how the platform is an alternative to other similar tools, chief executive officer and founder of FifthEdge, Marcus Taylor, said: “Recruitment has evolved very little in the past decade or so. Candidates essentially hunt for jobs using the same tools, such as LinkedIn, portals, and recruitment agencies."

He added: "Either way, they are being added to a database that is likely not up to date, resulting in frustration for all parties.”

Speaking about Accubits Technologies’ partnership with FifthEdge, chief executive officer of Accubits EMEA, Shameer Thaha, said: “We are excited to have created this platform that will truly disrupt the region’s recruitment in the construction and engineering sectors."

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