Workmate, a Singapore-based on-demand staffing platform, has been acquired by Persol Asia Pacific, one of many area’s largest HR service suppliers. Workmate focuses on frontline and important staff, and the acquisition will enable it to increase its HR options all through the Asia Pacific. Workmate at present operates in Thailand and Indonesia and is increasing operations into Singapore this month.
Persol Asia Pacific is a part of Persol Holdings, which is listed on the Tokyo Inventory Change. It is among the largest human assets corporations in Japan and has invested in HR tech corporations together with Glint.
Workmate was based in 2016 to assist companies discover frontline workers, whereas making certain that staff get constant employment. About 120,000 frontline staff and greater than 800 corporations are at present on its platform. The corporate defines frontline workers as important staff, sometimes in low- to mid-skilled work, who present important providers to the general public. Sectors embody logistics and warehousing, manufacturing, meals and beverage, retail and again workplace roles like admin and customer support.
Workmate gives corporations with a pre-vetted pool of staff for each short- and long-term work and makes use of proprietary AI-scoring algorithms to enhance matching high quality and attendance charges, employee retention and productiveness. The algorithms consider knowledge factors like work expertise, location and expertise, and combines that with first-hand behavioral knowledge and employee historical past on Workmate’s platform, like attendance and supervisor rankings.
Workmate will retain its personal branding after the acquisition and can run independently with Persol Asia Pacific as its mum or dad firm.