SlingApp partners with eRezeki to encourage more participation in the digital economy
Petaling Jaya, 20 Feb 2019 – The fastest growing job-seeking app in Malaysia, SlingApp
targets more than one million job matches across 10 industries for young job seekers between the age of 18-30 years old with its recent partnership with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, MDEC’s eRezeki, a national programme to help lower income households to improve their livelihood by enabling them to participate in income opportunities offered via digital means.
Known as the ‘Tinder for jobs’, SlingApp helps young job seekers to seek non-executive jobs either for full-time, part-time employment or internship placements easily. Users can now simply swipe left, right and get a ‘date’ with their potential employers from various industries such as the startup and tech sector, food and beverage, customer service, beauty and healthcare, retail, finance and so on via the app.
Co-Founder of SlingApp, Teh Tian Ji said, “After our official appointment as a partner for the eRezeki progamme, a government initiative under the MDEC on 15 November 2018, we are launching various campaigns to reach out to the B40 group nationwide to encourage them to sign up and get job matches.
We aim that by the end of 2019, there will be more than 1 million successful job matches through this initiative. This will ultimately create more digital income opportunities while filling up the existing void in various industries.”
Since its launch in 2017, SlingApp has successfully matched 40,000 job seekers to more than 2,000 companies including major global brands such as DiGi Communications, AEON, Mary Kay, Sushi King, Tony Roma’s and Public Mutual. These subscribing employers have posted more than 5,000 jobs.
Interestingly, youngsters between the age of 21 and 26 contribute 58% of the growing database on SlingApp.
The first screening of the hiring process has been made easier since the introduction of its unique Auto-Interviu (AI) feature that helps employers to get more information by sending five (5) specially tailored questions to the applicants upon matching. More than 72% of applicants went through the AI process which cuts the usual interview time by more than 70% compared to the traditional recruitment approach.
According to Lucas Wong, the co-founder of SlingApp, another unique feature is the location-based job searching set within 30km radius for traveling convenience.
“This location-based feature is very useful for not only job seekers but also students as our app also posts on internship placements available at various organizations. Imagine, skipping the long-winded process of sending letters and waiting for response that may take weeks to something as simple as applying and getting a match located near your home or universities under one minute.”
In the coming months, SlingApp targets to include job opportunities outside Klang Valley, including Penang and Johor. The Malaysian based startup is also keen to expand within the countries in the Southeast Asia region such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
To learn more about SlingApp, visit www.slingapp.my