Making Hiring Fairer, Faster And More Efficient through an AI Screening Process

Interview with Vaisagh Viswanathan, Co-founder and Head of Product & Tech at

Vaisagh Viswanathan is the co-founder and CTO at

With they aim to make hiring fairer by using the right data points to deliver a ten fold increase in productivity and efficiency while ensuring that candidates have a better application experience in the process.

Before becoming a full time entrepreneur, he worked as a researcher in the field of complex systems after doing a PhD in computer science at Nanyang Technological University.

Tell Me More About Scout

your personal AI recruiting expert

Regardless of economic situation, hiring is always painful.

Active candidates are very much hit-and-miss. Passive candidates are where the gems are. But finding these group of people is extremely difficult.

Which is why recruitment companies are still making tonnes of placement fees.

But Scout is attempting to disrupt this whole market by using AI to not just identify the right talents for you, but making it extremely easy to reach out to them.

Tell Me More About Bandboo

making unemployment insurance a reality in Singapore

Despite the low unemployment rate in Singapore, the number of people being made redundant or laid off is creeping up.

According to the latest numbers by Ministry of Manpower, citizen unemployment rate has crept up to 3.5% over Q1 2017.

The overall number of people employed in Singapore plunged, hitting a level not seen since 2003, during the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak.

Tell Me More About EngageRocket

instant employee engagement insights

EngageRocket, a company dedicated to applying advanced workplace analytics to improve talent retention and productivity, has recenly secured S$450K from investors in an angel round – the first startup of its kind in Southeast Asia to be funded.

Based in Singapore, EngageRocket was founded by ex-consultants Leong Chee Tung and Dorothy Yiu.

Tell Me More About MeetandEngage

Branded Moderated Chat For Recruiting

When you look back over the past decade, many things didn’t change.

Deloitte branded chat page, powered by MeetandEngage

One of them is campus recruitment.

This is one area where I had probably seen little innovation in trying to make the experience better and scalable to accommodate a larger audience.

You put up a physical booth at the recruitment fair, get your most attractive staff members to manage them and pray that the mix of marketing brochures and perfume scent could create magic.

Tell Me More About Hoorah

Collaboration made visible

It isn’t often that you hear of a local HR tech company getting funded. It is even less often you hear of two over consecutive days.

And the coincidence that both are actually disrupting the employee engagement space.

Singapore-based HR tech Hoorah just raised S$500,000 at a valuation of S1.66 million.

Employee Engagement – Whose task is it anyway?

This is a guest post by Andy G. Schmidt. He founded Beekeeper Communication Pte. Ltd. to help enterprises to boost their productivity in Communication and Employee Engagement to address the constant challenge of low employee motivation and high staff attrition rates.

Save yourself some time and skip this blog post if you either doubt that employee engagement is a leading indicator of business performance or if you are convinced that employee engagement is the sole responsibility of HR.

Tell Me More About 100offer

Connecting top talent with top employers

100offer is an opportunity marketplace for talented people to discover the job of their dreams.

Closely guided by their professional Talent Consultants, users can gain access to job opportunities from leading technology companies with just one application.

1. In one sentence, how would you describe what your product does?

100offer is an opportunity marketplace for talented people to discover the job of their dreams at leading technology companies.

Advancing Careers With Their Proprietary Matching Algorithm

Interview with Gary Gan, Co-Founder at JobKred

Gary is an experienced entrepreneur and marketer, involved in the startup of several successful companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

He co-founded Gaming How, a retail and events company that grew to 20+ employees, leading it to 100% year on year revenue growth, and which received the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2013.

Providing a world-class video-selfie Q&A interview platform

Interview with Nigel Hembrow, Co-Founder & CEO at HR Tech Astronaut

Nigel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Astronaut, a team that’s helping democratise opportunity for job seekers, and speed up the recruitment process for hiring teams.

Astronaut is a B2B platform that is used both standalone or via integration with ATS and jobs boards.

Before recruitment and technology, Nigel was managing real estate project teams in Australia and the UK for Lend Lease, and others.