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SEEK, Jobstreet, Jobsdb unify marketplace platforms, transforming job and talent search experience

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SEEK has successfully merged its Asia Pacific (APAC) employment marketplaces – SEEK, Jobstreet and Jobsdb – which will operate under a single platform powered by SEEK’s world-class AI technology, while retaining their individual brands. This integration brings together millions of talents and employers across the APAC region to connect more of the right people with the right work. 

SEEK’s unification of its employment marketplaces comes 10 years after it acquired Jobstreet and Jobsdb, following three years of development and an estimated AUD$180 million investment.

“At SEEK, everything we do revolves around our customers. One unified platform means we can now offer our product to millions of people across Asia in an entirely new way, so that our customers can find jobs and talent more easily. This puts us in a stronger position, more than ever before, to realize our ambition of helping 500 million people develop their careers with five million companies in the region,” said Peter Bithos, SEEK Chief Executive Officer for Asia.

Revolutionizing the job market in the Philippines

Recently, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced that the country’s unemployment rate is at 3.6 percent in November 2023. The unification efforts reinforce Jobstreet by SEEK’s mission of providing jobs to every Filipino with a more seamless and cutting-edge experience for both employers and talent. 

“We are excited to facilitate more tailored job matches between employers and talent, powered by SEEK’s AI technology to continue providing jobs to every Filipino. The new Jobstreet by SEEK platform can now seamlessly match them based on specific skills, job roles, and career aspirations is crucial in the Philippines’ highly dynamic and evolving employment landscape,” said Dannah Majarocon​, Managing Director for Jobstreet by SEEK in the Philippines.

Delivering relevant matches and personalized experiences

The unified marketplace platform brings forth new AI-powered advancements to the Jobstreet and Jobsdb platforms in Asia, enhancing the employment experience for both employers and job seekers. For employers, the new platform deploys AI models to assess talent suitability and provide highly personalized recommendations by processing data from various sources, including resumes, job ad descriptions and the employer’s past behaviors — making hiring processes faster and more efficient. 

To enhance the job-hunting process for talent, the platform now easily matches them to AI-recommended jobs they are most qualified for based on their experience and skills. With the larger dataset acquired across APAC, SEEK’s AI algorithms can provide even more precise and relevant matches between employers and talent. Ultimately, this translates into an elevated user experience and expedites the hiring process on its Jobstreet and Jobsdb platforms. 

(L-R) Neeraj Goswami, Head of Product at SEEK Asia; Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director of Jobstreet by SEEK; Lewis Ng, Chief Operating Officer of SEEK Asia; and Scott Stiles, Head of Fair Hiring at SEEK Asia during the Philippine launch of SEEK, Jobstreet, and Jobsdb’s unified platform at the Jobstreet by SEEK local Head office.

Enabling customer-centric innovation at pace 

In moving to a unified marketplace platform, SEEK can now scale its use of data-driven insight, product testing and innovation at pace. 

SEEK has also introduced a new natural language search feature on its Jobstreet platform in the country. This innovation allows talent to submit job queries using simple phrases or complete sentences on the platform, so they do not need to rely solely on keyword phrases (e.g. “Business analyst”). Powered by a large language model (LLM), the feature enables a search experience that is more organic and appealing to jobseekers. 

This feature is set to be rolled out across the rest of SEEK’s APAC markets in 2024. 

To experience the new Jobstreet by SEEK platform, visit jobstreet.com.ph or download the app on Google Play Store or the App Store. 

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