Mobile-focussed recruitment platform GrabJobs raises US$930K

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The company plans to use the funding for the development of the machine learning in its chat bot

Singapore-based GrabJobs, entry to mid-level focussed job platform, has announced a total of US$930k seed funding just in 2018, bringing total funding to over SGD$2.5 million.

The company said that it will focus on product development and platform improvements, including the integration of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning technologies into their signature interview chat bot. The latter is a project run in partnership with Mr. Erik Cambria, Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence at NTU.

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Some new features that the company has introduced:

• An omni-channel web-based interview chat bot, in addition to an in-app chat bot

• Automated multi-channel job posting

• Automated Interview Scheduling and Interview Reminders to improve applicant show-up rates

• In-store interview kiosks

• A web-based version of the job portal

In addition to these features, GrabJobs plans to launch a product feature that will support job seekers for high-volume recruitment jobs, such as retail and F&B services with no-CV application feature. GrabJobs believe that it allows users to apply for jobs quickly, without the need to create and craft a CV, supported by chat bot that will expedite the interview and screening process.

About the plan, CEO and Co-Founder Mr. Emmanuel Crouy said, “In 2019, we will be expanding outside of our current markets in Southeast Asia by partnering with regional job sites to provide our services to recruiters in the region.”

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GrabJobs claimed to be the cost-effective recruitment solution that automates the traditional toll of sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates.

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