InfoQuest (June 1, 2020) -- Thailand has seen an emergence of self adjustment and new normal amid nationwide efforts to spur business and economic activities since the government lifted and relaxed business control, said Mr. Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand (TCC-BOT). For the business sector, "human resources" are the very core and a key mechanism in ensuring growth, so TCC-BOT has cooperated with Accenture Thailand to tackle layoffs caused by COVID-19 to boost employment. For this end, a central platform based on technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics system will be set up to connect enterprises that are hiring and firing workers through an easy-to-use data analytics system which can analyze, process and match demand data.
"We have received positive feedback from 29 member enterprises using the platform, and more and more member enterprises have expressed participation willingness to help Thai workers get through the crisis. That's because workers' consumption and spending is an important gear in stimulating the national economy, so everyone is obliged to do a bit to our workers' employment and stable income," said the chairman.
By cooperating with TCC-BOT on the People+Work Connect platform, Accenture Thailand aims to use the data analytics system to offer Thai commercial enterprises support and assistance in managing human resources demand-supply and job vacancy, said Mr. Nontawat Poomchusri, managing director of the company.
This platform is conceived and designed jointly by chief human resources officers of Accenture, Lincoln Financial Group, ServiceNow and Verizon and set up by Accenture, and the whole process from conception to launch only takes 14 working days. Upon release, it has been all the rage, attracting a large number of enterprises from a wide range of industries.
Working at the level of enterprise to enterprise, the platform will share experience and techniques on employee dismissal with enterprises having a downsizing plan in the pipeline and provide free matchmaking services for enterprises wanting to hire more and enterprises struggling to cut jobs. In this connection, it is a global, trans-industry supporting platform. By sorting out and consolidating information published by job seekers based on categories like city, working place and experience, it aims to find the best match for industries with job vacancy from candidates with related skills, thereby shortening the re-employment time.
Moreover, the information published on the platform is real-time and public, such as enterprises and industries that are recruiting workers, in an effort to minimize COVID-19's effect on Thai society and economy and harness all kinds of forces to enhance the well-being of Thai people. So far, the platform has attracted many Thai commercial enterprises from various industries including financial services, food processing, agriculture, and oil and gas.
"This outbreak has left many of our people jobless, resulting in a sharp rise in the number of job seekers. Against the backdrop, providing matchmaking services for enterprises that are hiring and people that are looking for job through a match-up analysis of job requirements and personal capacities is extremely necessary. In doing so, we are trying to utilize technology to meet people's needs, which dovetails with our goal of promoting national sustainable development through digital technologies like data analytics. Therefore, we sincerely hope our cooperation with Accenture Thailand can help people that are struggling due to the outbreak in a rapid and precise way," said Mr. Kalin.
Source: InfoQuest, by Rachada Kongkhunthian / Wilawan, translated by Xinhua Silk Road.
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