Cazar to deliver innovative AI recruitment technology with the Microsoft cloud

  • Dubai-based recruitment technology firm, Cazar moves its entire cloud technology to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Cazar, developer of Sniperhire, one of the most widely used e-recruitment systems among the GCC’s leading employers, has chosen Microsoft Azure to enhance its solution and future-proof its already-innovative software.

“This is a great opportunity for both Microsoft and Cazar,” said Bruno Delamarre, General Manager One Commercial Partner Organisation, Microsoft Middle East and Africa. “It is Microsoft’s continuing mission to help every individual and organization on the planet achieve more through the proven approach of digital transformation. As Cazar’s cutting-edge HR application moves to its new home in the Microsoft cloud, it will be transformed by the scalability, flexibility, and security delivered by Azure.”

Guy Rickett, CEO of Cazar, explained, “Today’s employers want flexible, mobile technology that is easy to implement and secure, and that can evolve with their business. That is why we opted for the cloud years ago. Today, Azure is the gold standard in the industry, so it was a natural next step for us. Since our migration, we’ve already seen higher development speeds and reduced time-to-market for new features.”

In the past couple of months, Microsoft and Cazar have collaborated closely to migrate Sniperhire platform and its customers in more than 50 countries over to Azure. During the process Cazar utilized the best of breed PaaS technologies in Azure such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive greater capabilities and new services for their customers and product innovation.

“We live in a continuously changing environment,” Rickett added, “and innovation is inherent in who we are. Our partnership with Microsoft allows us to bring key elements of artificial intelligence to our product development plans moving forward. Through machine learning, language-processing algorithms and the use of chatbots, we can augment employers’ abilities to connect and engage with the right candidates quickly.”

According to Accenture, the impact of AI technologies on business is projected to increase labor productivity by up to 40 percent and enable people to make more efficient use of their time.

In the recruitment sector, examples include online assistants that automatically process candidate inquiries, providing them with immediate responses. As they learn from their constant interactions, these assistants become more “intelligent” and efficient. Cazar leverages Azure Analysis, Power BI and other Microsoft tools for business intelligence to help Sniperhire users get answers quickly by analyzing vast quantities of data instantly.