The Uber of HR

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - Business - By JING SHUIYU jing­shuiyu@chi­nadaily.com.cn Con­tact the writer at zhangx­i­aomin@chi­nadaily.com.cn

RE­CRUIT­MENT

Hir­ing tends to be time-con­sum­ing, more so for Wang Lin, 30, the head of overseas busi­ness with Wall­trek, a rel­a­tively new Chi­nese on­line re­cruit­ment startup that was in­cu­bated in Bei­jing in 2016 and has since ex­panded overseas rapidly.

Wang was tasked to hire at least five for­eign em­ploy­ees for call cen­ters abroad. Luck­ily, she found a “short­cut”.

Wall­trek’s multi­na­tional team of hir­ing pro­fes­sion­als of­fers help “at a much lower cost than the mar­ket av­er­age”, Wang said. The startup de­vel­oped a sys­tem that links em­ploy­ers and match­ing can­di­dates among the job­seek­ers.

Ste­fan Djokovic, a Ser­bian, founder and CEO of Wall­trek, calls the ser­vice the “Uber of Hu­man Re­sources” — the match­ing sys­tem helps re­duce the time and cost of both job­seek­ers and em­ploy­ers.

“Em­ploy­ers can use fil­ters to search the data­base based on can­di­dates’ can­did in­for­ma­tion and video re­sumes,” said Djokovic. Un­like pop­u­lar on­line job web­sites and hir­ing agen­cies that fo­cus on For­tune 500 la­bels and big cor­po­rates, Wall­trek serves small and medium-sized busi­nesses by of­fer­ing a global tal­ent pool.

“Es­tab­lished head­hunters fa­vor the For­tune 500 com­pa­nies as cus­tomers as the lat­ter are of­ten in need of mid-level yuan ($14,960).

“Young en­trepreneurs can com­mu­ni­cate with each other and get some guid­ance here, and thus grow fast in the in­fant stage,” said Hafeez.

When his com­pany be­came sta­ble, he co­op­er­ated with the park and lo­cal gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions to help for­eign stu­dents in China to set up their com­pa­nies in Dalian.

They built the In­ter­na­tional En­trepreneurs Cor­ri­dor, mod­eled on the China-Pak­istan Eco­nomic man­agers. Wall­trek of­fers tai­lor-made ser­vices to small busi­nesses,” he said.

Wall­trek has 20 clients across in­dus­tries like ed­u­ca­tion, health­care, and trade and has al­ready helped sev­eral em­ploy­ers find ex­actly the kind of can­di­dates they were look­ing for.

Hav­ing gained some recog­ni­tion in the mar­ket­place, Djokovic is keen to up­grade Wall­trek’s sys­tem next month, and open two new of­fices in Shang­hai and Guangzhou by next sum­mer. He is seek­ing strate­gic in­vestors as well.

Djokovic said huge op­por­tu­ni­ties aris­ing from the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive will boost com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­no­va­tion be­tween China and Ser­bia.

Asked about the big­gest chal­lenge fac­ing en­trepreneurs like him in China, Djokovic said reg­is­tra­tion for­mal­i­ties tend to be stren­u­ous. “I wish for­eign-funded star­tups could en­joy sim­i­lar one-stop ser­vice as Chi­nese com­pa­nies.” Cor­ri­dor, a flag­ship project of the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive. Cur­rently, there are three firms es­tab­lished by stu­dents from other coun­tries such as France and Canada.

“There’re so many op­por­tu­ni­ties in China. More and more for­eign stu­dents are choos­ing to stay in China to work and start their own busi­ness af­ter grad­u­a­tion,” said Hafeez.

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