Hiring tool for gig economy

Aug 23, 2019 Picture:  An innovative solution uses AI to constantly improve matching between those seeking work and potential employers. The “gig” economy is expanding in Hong Kong as employees in the city are seeking greater control over their working hours while employers want more flexibility in their hiring arrangements. Filling this new niche, Jobdoh – an end-to-end human resources platform catering mainly, but not exclusively, for short-term contracts – is growing fast in Hong Kong and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries. “In the United States and United Kingdom, half of companies hire staff on a gig basis,” Jobdoh Co-founder and CEO Xania Wong noted. Hong Kong had not reached this level yet but the market was growing quickly, she added. Ms Wong previously founded Xantana Asia, a wine-solutions provider with its Wine2Go App. The food and beverage business is a big user of gig workers, so moving on to create Jobdoh carried synergy, she said. Jobdoh caters for a wide variety of businesses but market research, sales and promotion, exhibitions and events, hospitality, personal assistants, small-scale logistics, creatives (such as acting and photography) and beauty are leading employers. Of these, hospitality and event promotion are stable but other sectors are growing, according to Ms Wong. Jobdoh is a business to business (B2B) solution with the clients generally being large-scale employers who had flexible staff needs. Constant improvement The employment marketplace solution runs on an artificial intelligence (AI) basis, Ms Wong said. As the system gathered more data on employers’ requirements and employees’ abilities, the matchmaking capabilities improved and expanded. Exhibition solution Exhibitors at shows and exhibitions such as those organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) are important clients and Jobdoh allows them to pre-book assistants and interpreters for exhibition stalls – or... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Hiring tool for gig economy, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Hiring tool for gig economy





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Published By: ASIA TODAY - Friday, 23 August



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