Randstad Japan and Gigwalk Partner to Bring Innovative Mobile Solutions to the Staffing Industry

May 27, 20168:39 am444 views

Randstad Japan, a division of the world’s second-largest HR service provider Randstad, announced its partnership with Gigwalk, the leader in distributed workforce management, to bring innovative mobile solutions to the staffing industry in Japan.

Randstad Japan provides temporary staffing, outsourcing, recruiting business and outplacement and other HR services with 120 branch offices throughout Japan. Gigwalk will be powering the launch of a mobile application to advance how Randstad Japan communicates with and manages contingent labour and on-demand workforce.

By using Gigwalk’s technology, Randstad Japan aims to improve the work process by minimizing phone, email, and fax communications and transitioning to a mobile solution that offers better and faster job matching, and the ability for workers to easily accept or decline jobs, clock hours and communicate with recruiters.

Additionally, this partnership will improve efficiency by enabling mobile alerts for workers, speeding time to deployment, eliminating paper time sheets, and providing real-time data on both the work and the worker to ensure compliance with Japanese labour laws. Gigwalk will enable a whole new way for Randstad Japan to manage their daily temporary staffing business.

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“Approximately 2,000 on-demand staffing positions are dispatched per day, from promoters at a supermarket, to traffic researchers and warehouse workers,” said Marcel Wiggers, Chairman and CEO, Randstad Japan. “Through this new partnership, we’ll be able to offer better and faster communication with workers, while improving our productivity and work process.”

In Japan, the shortage of labour is becoming an important issue. Companies, especially in the food service and retail industries, are struggling to find people to hire. The country is already challenged with an aging society, and with the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan will face what is increasingly becoming a chronic and structural labour shortage.

“We’re excited to partner with Randstad Japan to use Gigwalk mobile technology to make it more efficient to quickly place contingent workers in jobs across Japan,” said CEO of Gigwalk, David Hale. “Through this partnership, we hope to give Randstad Japan the advanced mobile capabilities to revolutionize their staffing business and maximize staff utilization and worker satisfaction.”

This new Gigwalk-powered Randstad Japan app will roll out to clients in July and then to workers in August. The app promises to make work better by easily connecting workers and employers digitally.

Also read: Despite Financial Volatility, Job Market Outlook in Japan Remains Positive in 2016

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