Founded in 2016, Workmate is Southeast Asia’s first digital end-to-end blue-collar workforce management platform that helps businesses find employees frontline, while at the same time ensuring that workers get stable jobs.
The company defines frontline staff as essential workers, typically in low- to mid-skilled work, who provide essential services to the public. Sectors include logistics and warehousing, manufacturing, food and beverage, retail and back office roles like admin and customer service.
Workmate provides companies with a pre-vetted pool of workers for both short- and long-term work and uses proprietary AI-scoring algorithms to improve matching quality and attendance rates, worker retention and productivity. The algorithms take into account data points like work experience, location and skills, and combines that with firsthand behavioral data and worker history on Workmate’s platform, like attendance and supervisor ratings.
This will give the region’s blue-collar workforce better access to fair jobs, as well as makes staffing and workforce management more straightforward for businesses to engage and depend on their shift-based workforce.
About 120,000 frontline workers and more than 800 companies are currently on its platform. Workmate currently operates in Thailand and Indonesia and is expanding operations into Singapore.
According to techinasia.com, workmate.asia, techcrunch.com