Singapore-based job app seeks to fill the gap that LinkedIn has overlooked

LinkedIn has long been a great tool that has helped connect professionals with one another.


While it’s been proven to be a successful medium for employers to find staff directly, the fact remains that the online platform has mostly catered to white collar professionals.

A simple search on LinkedIn –using keywords like “waiter,” “retail assistant,” or “delivery driver” – doesn’t necessarily generate a lot of results within Southeast Asia.

How Start-up TheSmartLocal Disrupted Lifestyle Publishing in Singapore

An interview with Bryan Choo, the Founder of TheSmartLocal.

Hidden in a corner of Towner Road is the headquarters of TheSmartLocal.

TheSmartLocal - Bryan Choo

As one of the fastest rising online publications, their growth has been phenomenal since their inception in 2012.

Edutaining us with viral articles such as 16 Secret Things To Do At Changi Airport That Will Make You Want To Visit Early (16k shares) and 15 Spanking New Singapore Attractions That Opened Without You Knowing (34k shares), they’ve helped Singaporeans learn about the easter eggs in their own country.

I will be speaking about Human Capital Capabilities: Disruption to HR – Invasive HR Tech Startup

Key Highlights:

  1. Introduction to the invasive technology of various industries
  2. Sharing of disruptive technology by HR startups that would affect how HR department function
  3. How SMEs can leverage on these startups to build and enhance their human capital capabilities

Date: September 7, 2016
Time: 09:30-04:30 p.m.
Event: ASME Business Symposium 2016
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore
Public: Public

Helping Singapore SMEs to Dominate Their Niche

Interview with Founder of Maneuver Marketing: Sant Qiu

Meeting Sant for the first time was akin to meeting a celebrity.

Singapore Marketing Entrepreneur Sant Qiu

He was the one that did the copy for Adam Khoo’s advertisement when they first launch and created their original marketing system.

It helped the company grew exponentially and became what they are today.

I have read and followed him closely when I chanced upon the workshops he was running.

How Social Media Makes Employer Branding a Recruitment Must

If you’re recruiting in the tech world right now, you’ll be excused for being a bit stressed.

A green umbrella standing out from a sea of white ones

It’s a tough time to be recruiting – no matter what industry you’re in.

Right now, 68 percent of HR managers say they’re having trouble hiring – up from 50 percent in 2013.

That’s bad enough, but hiring is doubly difficult in tech, where everyone is fighting over top talent.

StaffOnDemand Christine Liu: her journey from banking to recruitment tech

And learn that one app she can't live without

In my never-ending quest to find the best applicant tracking system (ATS) out in the market, it brought me to learned about a startup – StaffOnDemand.

StaffOnDemand Christine Liu

If you have been following my blog, you would remember the review post on their career portal.

Since then, they continue to go strong and was even invited to showcase their recruitment technology in Indonesia.

Leveraging On The Internet To A $5 Million Business

Interview with Success Vantage CEO: Alvin Huang

Alvin and I met slightly more than two years ago.

Team Success Vantage at their office

We were invited to a coffee session by Entrepreneurs’ Organization to learn more about it and the application criteria.

I was drawn by the name of his company and in typically kay-poh fashion, did a quick google about his business the minute we said goodbye at coffee club.

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One paradox of the 21st century is that even though we are living in a digital age where automation spurs efficiency, the infinite choices that we have hinders this new-found efficiency.


This is especially a problem in the recruitment scene.

The digital age may have made it easier for companies to put up job ads, but simply putting up job ads may not guarantee a quality hire.