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.
When you look back over the past decade, many things didn’t change.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sudhanshu is the co-founder and CEO of Rewardz, a team that’s on a mission to build happier and healthier workplaces.
He worked as a senior technologist in some of the largest investment banks in Singapore such as JP Morgan and Credit Suisse for over a decade after graduating from NUS in 2004.
From ensuring onboarding consistency to improving workplace culture, HR tech startups are continuing to expand their disruption ripple across HR departments.
What started as 18 HR Tech startups on my Google Doc has grown to a visual map that contains more than 70 different companies.
Some of them in areas that are truly niche but immensely significant HR process areas.
Terence is an opportunistic and motivated individual.
During the last 3 years, he dabbled into multiple businesses and managed to profit from every single one of them.
Terence is a avid reader and learner. He believes everyone should push themselves for self-improvement.
Terence also has his fair share working with big corporation.