The Ambition of the Million Cita Deal Platform to Help the Best Talent Curation Company
This service has been used by more than 30 companies and startups; incorporated in Y Combinator W22
"Hiring today sucks" a sentence uttered by Andhika Sudarman, a graduate graduate at Harvard Law School, also the first Indonesian representative in history to be selected to give a speech at the graduation ceremony at the prestigious university.
Data from BPS shows that out of a total of 206,71 million working age population, there are more than 21 million people or around 10% who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact is varied, some are still workers with reduced working hours, some are temporarily laid off, even worse, some have lost their jobs permanently.
While many people are having a hard time finding work in the midst of a pandemic. Kemendikbudristek revealed as many as 1,7 million undergraduate students graduate every year. This is increasingly becoming a burden for new graduates who have to face the challenges of finding work in the midst of a pandemic.
"As one of the graduates in the pandemic era, I can fully feel pain points especially in terms of new talents who are confused about where to start, what kind of suitable company, and other concerns," said Andhika in a brief interview with the team. DailySocial.id.
In addition, he also saw that from the company side, it was also difficult to find the right talent. "Companies open one job vacancy, then there are hundreds of people who apply. Of that figure, maybe only 1% have the appropriate qualifications," he said.
Starting from experience and market learning, Andhika then developed a platform that is expected to be a solution for talented young talents in Indonesia as well as companies that are recruiting. Deall SejutaCita offers services that can help companies recruit the top 1% of talent.
Deal SejutaCita offers two main features, namely post jobs, in this case, the company will only see the best curated talent on the platform. Second, talent search such as social media for curated job seekers.
To date, there are more than 2,5 million talents registered on this platform. From this amount, it will be curated and classified into four categories, namely 1%, 5%, 10%, and 25%. Talents beyond 25% can still take part in various development programs available and can be followed through the platform.
Apart from offering a curated recruitment service, the team also helps from the side Branding companies, such as holding events and campaigns, including webinars, workshops, competitions and CSR events. Currently the Deall SejutaCita platform is in development and will soon launch their latest application design.
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Start operating in December 2020, Deal A MillionCita (formerly SejutaCita) started the business as a talent development platform. This service aims to democratize information event young people starting from webinar, competitions, classes, conferences, scholarships, internships, and more. The hope is that young people can find more opportunities to build a CV and develop themselves through this application.
“When I was a student, I had the determination to succeed, but was confused about how to start. Also confused and feeling lost about the purpose of life, what do you want to be. That's why the SejutaCita community was created, so that friends can get information and opportunities to build themselves, build a CV, and get a good job later," said Andhika, who is currently the CEO of Deall SejutaCita.
As the business grows, the company develops services into a job seeker platform. Andhika also revealed that the solution they offer is B2B. Deall SejutaCita currently focuses on targeting companies that want to find the best talent to work for their company.
Even so, companies are not simply putting aside their talent development features. There are various training programs (recordings) made by mentors who have collaborated with Deall SejutaCita. There are already 4 regular mentors from well-known companies such as McKinsey, Google and L'oreal to share experiences and guidance in the job search process.
Not long ago, Deall SejutaCita successfully entered the Y Combinator accelerator program cohort W22. In batch Currently, there are 16 startups from Indonesia who have joined, including Bananas, Sribuu, PINA, Upbanx, and more. In addition to receiving funding of $ 125,000, startup will also gain access to corporate development workshops, global curriculum, and support from the Y Combinator mentor network.
"Y Combinator is like Harvard for startups. Not only knowledge is offered, but also the environment and wide network to be able to develop a much bigger business," said Andhika.
During more than one year of operation, the company has grown quite rapidly. In addition to a total of 2,5 million registered talents, this service has also been used by more than 30 companies including Tokopedia, Kitabisa.com, Ajaib and Bobobox. "We have grown from 4 people now to 22 people. Currently we are focusing on attracting more corporate partners and the best talents in Indonesia," added Andhika.
In Indonesia itself, there are actually many platforms job marketplace which offers recruitment services with value added different. For local players there are also several platforms that handle similar needs such as Urbanhire, Ekrut, Nusatalent, and several others.
During the pandemic they are also quite active in helping companies to do HR system digitization. For example what Urbanhire does, now they are not only positioning themselves as a job vacancy portal, but also HR technology and talent solutions, thanks to their strategic partnership with Mercer.