Digitization and smart automation will rule the workplace trends in 2030.
Combinations of machine learning, robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies are already transforming the workplace at an unprecedented pace.
While the role of the HR will shift from transactional to a more strategic role, they also have the responsibility to help organizations and the talent navigate through the changing workplace dynamics.
March 21, 2019 — New York, NY — Fetcher, an outbound recruiting platform that combines AI with human expertise to recruit top talent for high-growth companies, is excited to announce its latest round of funding as well as several key executive hires.
In late 2018, Fetcher raised $5.4MM in an oversubscribed seed round led by Accomplice and Slow Ventures, with full participation by existing investors, Picus and Revel Partners, as well as angel investors which include Paul English (founder of Kayak), Amol Sarva (founder of Knotel) and James Joaquin (co-founder of Obvious Ventures).
As some of you may have noticed, my latest HR Tech Market Map is done in collaboration with hrtech.sg
A bit about the people behind it.
The site is started by Sriram Iyer, a former HR leader who ply his craft in the likes of Cognizant and NCS.
From Talent Acquisition to Resource Management, his decade-plus of experience stoke an interest to start his own HRTech Advisory firm.
Recently, we have seen HR tech evolving very quickly and with nimble startups innovating, they have pushed larger enterprises to adopt innovative HR technologies.
Companies have been leveraging on and even acquiring HR tech vendors that are driving positive change in the world of work.
We’ve had the honour of speaking with three leading women in Singapore’s HR tech scene to access their insights and experiences.
In a tight labour market like Singapore, recruiting is a massive pain point for employers.
Unlike a country like India where a single job posting will garner you hundreds (if not thousands) of applicants, Singapore employers would be happy if they have candidates in their funnel, to begin with.
The traditional way of the job application is still dominating and so is the friction that comes with it.
Performance management has been changing over these years from traditional annual reviews to periodic and continuous feedback.
We, being a software tool provider, are able to experience the changes in customer (managers, HR and employees) expectations on their performance management software.
Initially, it was mere, year-end review automation to categorize the employees into various ratings; then organizations started moving away from bell curves, ratings and showing interest on goals and achievement.
A week ago, I was back in India.
Besides going into PeopleStrong HQ for meetings and induction (and amazing Indian food), the primary purpose is to attend their yearly major event – Altify.
This is where major product updates and launches would be announced.
It is also my first time attending a launch event of any kind and it is an amazing experience.
2019 is priming up to be an exciting year for HR Techs in Singapore.
When I first started the map, there was less than half of what I am seeing today.
And this is in spite of a handful of them shutting down.
There are also more entries that come from overseas as everybody aims to leverage the business-friendly environment and use it as a springboard into the Southeast Asia market.
Singapore: GrabJobs, a Singapore-based mobile-first Job Platform focused on entry to mid-level jobs, today announced the launch of a new feature that allows job seekers to apply for jobs without having to fill in a profile or upload a CV.
GrabJobs was the first Job Board in Asia to develop an interview chatbot that screens applicants as they apply for jobs.
Not a speaking session per se but I will be there together with my colleagues from PeopleStrong as we exhibit for the very first time in Singapore.
Come look for us at booth G2.
People Matters TechHR is Asia’s Largest HR Technology Conference and this will also be their first event in Singapore.