Below is our recent interview with Esther Katz, Chief Marketing Officer at Joblio:
Q: What is Joblio?
A: Joblio is the global tech platform for cross border employment, focused on transforming the labor market through transparency and compliance.
We’ve developed a reliable system that removes the inefficiencies and unethical middlemen from the hiring process, which in turn frees up more value for both employers and laborers.
Through Joblio job seekers can easily find great employment opportunities in developed countries – without having to pay access fees or commissions, allowing employers to quickly fill vacancies with motivated employees. There is a web app and a mobile app for job seekers, and a web interface for the employers.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Last week we announced the appointment of David Arkelss as Joblio’s chairman.
David is a former president at ManpowerGroup, a world leader in innovative workforce solutions that connects more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day.
In addition to being a regular adviser to the U.S. Department of State and various EU organizations, David is a co-author of the Modern Slavery Act and continues to contribute his experience and talent to further the global expansion of Joblio, which is already currently present in 45 markets.
We recently facilitated the relocation of the first group of Ukrainian refugees to Canada. Through partnerships with a consortium of Canadian companies, Joblio was able to provide stable employment for the group of migrant workers, handling everything from the preparation and execution of documents to resume development and organization of meetings with local social support. In addition to getting jobs, the resettled migrants were also provided with 4 months of free accommodation by Starlight Investment, a major Canadian real estate operator, to allow them to find their feet without worrying about keeping a roof over their heads.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: In dealing with the global problem of labor shortages, we’ve adopted a two-pronged approach that works harmoniously with our proprietary tech and programs to deliver an effective solution.
For our b2c users – which in this case are migrant workers, Joblio provides the tools with which to efficiently manage the entirety of their foreign labor hiring and onboarding process, handling everything from search, selection, and resume submission to payroll and compliance with local labor laws. Using the migrant app, job seekers can filter jobs by skill set, country, and salary, submit documentation for KYC, and also participate in community activities.
Employers, on the other hand, can rely on Joblio to bridge the gap between them and qualified foreign labor candidates through turn-key immigration and relocation services. Using the employer app, organizations can upload unlimited job postings, review applicant profiles, set interviews, and also streamline immigration paperwork and background checks.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: We were created to oppose slave labor and bring the global recruitment sector out of the shadows. And so continued expansion is a major focus for us as it helps us break into new markets where we can better champion the rights and entitlements of workers.
Currently, we’re working on the automation of our proprietary ACE (Applicant Concierge Experience) – which was previously available only to C-level executives, to allow every worker that relocates to another country to get community support, language courses, and guidance from dedicated members of the Joblio community.
As a technology-driven company, we have few R&D projects in the pipeline, that involve augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) capabilities, to improve our ability to deliver long-distance vocational certification.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Joblio’s leadership consists mostly of immigrants and refugees who have worn the shoes and know where it pinches. Our service is free for applicants because we are driven by the belief that employers should shoulder the responsibility of hiring new staff, and our efficiently designed system makes it worth their while to do so.