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Aiming to empower local businesses and bridge the technology gap in the labor market, local startup MoyAts has developed an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

The Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, which was launched two weeks ago, is centered on transforming the recruitment industry and offers a suite of tools designed to streamline the recruitment process.

“From aggregating local job boards and allowing the posting of jobs across multiple platforms to facilitating multiple stages of interviews through automatic emails and calendars, our new platform introduces many changes to the traditional recruitment process in Ethiopia,” said Amen Mohammed, founder and CEO of MoyAts.

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“With MoyAts, recruiters can post job listings across multiple local job boards by simply publishing the post on their MoyAts dashboard. This streamlined process eliminates the need for separate postings on each job board individually,” Amen told Shega.

Hiring companies can also utilize skills and requirement filters to select the most suitable candidates, making the process of reviewing thousands of applications easier.

“In addition, MoyAts offers automatic email functionality and seamless integration with Google Calendar,” adds Amen. “This simplifies communication with applicants and enhances the overall recruitment process.”

Amen, a freelance software developer, founded MoyAts in mid-2022 after being hired by a client to work on an Applicant Tracking System.

Reflecting on the experience, Amen stated, “Many recruiters have different and complex needs. Some require fast hiring processes, while others have five recruitment stages. Working on this project made me realize how many problems such platforms were solving and how traditional recruitment methods needed a change.”

Amen says such local platforms didn’t exist at the time. He also observed that larger companies in Ethiopia were paying significant sums every month to utilize platforms like BambooHR and SAP. With this in mind, Amen saw an opportunity to develop a solution within Ethiopia.

According to a local assessment done on the labor market in 2020, only 12% of employers in Ethiopia reported using an ATS, while 88% relied on manual methods such as email and phone calls.

Besides Amen, the MoyAts team also includes Amar Mehdi, Head of Tech Solutions Engineer; Amanuel Yohannes, Head of Marketing Operations; Ephrem Birhanu, Head of Product Operations; Adem Awol, Lead Product Designer; Amanuel Awol, Lead Product Developer; and Eden Afework, Lead of Sales Operations.

With a subscription-based model, MoyAts offers three packages tailored to meet the needs of businesses of different sizes and types. The offerings range from startup to business and enterprise packages, with prices currently starting at 7,000 birr.

MoyAts also offers companies the option to integrate the platform into their own websites. This means that job postings can be displayed on the company’s website while the back-end processes are handled by MoyAts. Furthermore, MoyAts is integrated with LinkedIn, allowing recruiters to automatically publish job postings on the platform.

Now in its beta version, the startup has successfully onboarded clients like ArifPay onto its platform. Currently working on the Alpha version, MoyAts also plans to include further features to enhance its platform. The company has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sabi Jobs, a local job board, to collaborate and utilize Sabi’s resources.

MoyAts is also working on adding machine learning and data analytics to automate candidate screening. Its solutions enable employers to identify top talent through automated resume parsing.


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Kaleab Girma, an Addis Ababa-based reporter and researcher, with over six years of experience in the field. He currently serves as Shega's Editor-in-Chief and specializes in reporting on small businesses, innovation, technology, and startups in Ethiopia.

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