The Institute of Labor Studies organized a webinar titled on “Linking Jobs and Jobseekers in a Digital Age” last December 16 via Zoom and broadcast live via the Official ILS Facebook page.
“For a labor surplus country like us, this (digitalization) would significantly help our jobseekers to find jobs in the fastest and efficient manner. However, it is also equally important that their terms and conditions of work are protected,” highlights ILS OIC-Executive Director Jeanette T. Damo in her opening remarks
The webinar was led and hosted by Sean Pablico from the Employment Research Division. (ERD). The event provided an overview of how digital labor market intermediaries are linking jobs to jobseekers in the digital age.
The Institute invited two speakers Mr. Paul Rivera, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Kalibrr, and Mr. Joel Garcia, President and CEO of Recruitday.
Mr. Paul Rivera of Kalibrr discussed how their company bridges talent and job opportunities then continuously enabling people to realize a greater version of themselves. He reiterated that digital skills are essential competences indispensable in workplace nowadays.
“In the digital age, you don’t have to travel far to find high-quality candidates,” Rivera added.
On the other hand, Mr. Joel Garcia of Recruitday highlighted how they build a “Quality Talent Pool”. Garcia shared the three key areas where they concentrated, attracting talents, tinding talents, and building talents. As an up-and-coming tech firm, Recruitday predicted an IT talent shortage of more than 25 million workers by 2030. He also emphasized that the cost of labor in the Philippines may produce more supply and demand challenges in the global market.
“We hope that through this webinar, we can jumpstart a discourse on whether there is a need for innovation in policy and regulatory frameworks and how we can help promote job creation by supporting the growth of this sector, while ensuring protection for workers.” concluded ILS Deputy Executive Director Mary Grace Riguer-Teodosio.
The entire session is accessible online via this link from the official ILS Facebook page: https://fb.watch/hwUhV3I0NG/.