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14 October, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Job portal Kormo to cater informal sector

FAISAL MAHMUD, Dhaka
Job portal Kormo to cater informal sector

Kormo, a Google startup that has been in stealth mode for over a year, unveiled itself to the public August last year. Targeting the newly anointed millennial who are joining the workforce every day, Kormo is unlike most other job portals.

Kormo is different from other available job listing or matching sites, as it creates a persistent connection with the user and takes responsibility for job fulfillment beyond the initial job matching phase.

Services provided by the app include tracking interview attendance, successful selections, certification, and job experience accumulation. Over time, the app automatically builds up a user's career CV based on completed jobs and skill development.

Talking with The Independent, Bicky Russel, one of the founding members of Google’s Area 120—an incubator for emerging startups—said Kormo is a career assistant which helps a person finding informal jobs, pick up new skills, and assist in creating a digital CV.

To start off, all a person needs to do is download the app, register himself/herself and create his digital CV. Once finished, the person will be matched with the jobs near his/her vicinity based on the experience and expertise, he said.

Russel said the underlying concept of Kormo is unique — tapping into the long existing informal economy. The biggest issues with hiring for informal jobs are undocumented experience and credentials. However, when an applicant applies through Kormo, their track record becomes viewable to all potential employers, said Russel.

So, if an applicant consistently fails to turn up for interviews, then that lowers the applicants rating. Meaning you can't be neglectful of the jobs you apply for. Kormo helps to weed out the undeserving candidates and save time and resources of the employers, he said.

Russel said, somewhat strangely though, even as lots of sectors and market segments have been disrupted by technology, how a person finds a job is probably harder today than it was 10 years ago.

“We’re building service from the ground up to cater to this need and we’re approaching it with a view to simplifying the process, not complicate it further. Of course technologies like smartphones, notifications, AI and so on are making this possible, as is the need to combine this with high quality, human-centric design, and customer service,” he said.

About the challenges of Kormo, Russel said, Kormo has a bunch of complexities to it, not least that they are dealing with a marketplace that is far from commoditized. “An example is that we still face issues with getting people to show up for interviews. It might sound odd, but it’s an industry-wide problem.”

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