How to partner with HR tech for greater recruitment efficiency?

July 30, 2021 | Ergon

“Your people are always the key to success for any company, both in the traditional economy and the new economy,"
- Kingson Kwan, Founder and Head of Ergon.

The fundamental reason why HR technology has so far failed at senior executive searches is the misconception that ‘tech needs to completely replace humans’. Busting this myth is Kingson Kwan, Founder and Head of Ergon, which is a tech-powered yet human-driven platform enabling the leverage of technology for senior-level appointments.

Ergon operates in the whitespace that exists between traditional job boards, agencies & search firms, HR tech providers, and seniority of recruitment. “The backbone of our tech is our deep learning algorithm that enables us to search and match talent faster and better, and at the same time allows talent to plan their career progression based on big data,” Kingson explains.

And he should know – he has been in the search industry for close to 10 years and has seen how manual companies can be when it comes to searching, reaching, assessing, and matching talent with hirers. Prior to founding Ergon, he found a huge potential to develop a solution that both addresses the current problem and shapes the future path in talent matching.

Thus, Ergon was born – a digital headhunting firm that is revolutionising the industry by delivering results fast and efficiently. While a typical recruitment process can take between 7-14 days to search, reach, assess and connect with candidates, the Ergon promise is to bring that down to 72 hours, using machine learning-powered matching, as well as push notifications to candidates.

“What we offer to our clients are data, knowledge, network and passion. Our end-to-end talent solutions are not only addressing the problem of talent acquisition, but also talent attraction and talent partnering,” affirms Kingson.

What’s more, hiring employers can look forward to a co-branded platform, as well as a referral network functionality to enhance search efficiency. Similarly, candidates can benefit from machine learning-driven career analytics to better plan their career using the power of big data.

Ultimately, what Ergon is striving for is to support its partners to transform their businesses into a “future workplace”, so they are able to capture the “future workforce”, an undeniable industry trend that, in Kingson’s view, traditional headhunting firms are unable to currently address.

Amidst all this talk of technology, Kingson insists on putting people as his top priority – the reason for his award-winning success as gold winner at Human Resources Online’s Asia Recruitment Awards 2021 in the category of Best Recruitment Transformation – Agency. “Your people are always the key to success for any company, both in the traditional economy and the new economy. You should always look after your people and your people will look after your business.”

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