PERSOL HOLDINGS to Invest in WOBB – Job Portal and AI-powered Recruitment Services “Hiredly” in Malaysia
The comprehensive personnel service provider PERSOL HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (based in Minato-ku Tokyo; President and CEO: Takao Wada, hereinafter “PERSOL”) to invest in WOBB SDN. BHD. （based in Malaysia; CEO：Derek Toh, hereinafter “Hiredly”）, who operates the leading hybrid recruitment platform Hiredly in Malaysia. The investment was made via PERSOL VENTURE PARTNERS LLC (based in Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Takeyuki Kato, former “PERSOL INNNOVATION FUND LLC”), who leads the group in investment to create new businesses and services through open innovation.
Overview of WOBB
WOBB SDN. BHD.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Hiredly,” which is a hybrid recruitment platform consisting of both a job portal and an AI-powered recruitment services in Malaysia. They are first looking to dominate junior to mid-management talent market in Malaysia and will be introducing more features for further development.
Reference: Overview of PERSOL VENTURE PARTNERS
PERSOL VENTURE PARTNERS LLC
1-15-5 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Corporate Venture Capital
Message from Shingo Ishida, Partner, PERSOL VENTURE PARTNERS
“Future of Work” has been a hot topic in the HR industry as everyone might already realize. Due to the pandemic, we have been forced to change the way we work and look for jobs. Hence, human resources service providers like Hiredly and PERSOL are also required to evolve. Hiredly is transforming the recruitment process with AI technology and highly trained recruitment consultants. I am excited to work with Derek and the team to lead the Future of Work in Malaysia.
Message from Derek Toh, Founder and CEO, WOBB
PERSOL Group is one of the very few recruitment companies that are truly embracing innovation, and we share a belief that we can revolutionize the recruitment industry to help more people find the right jobs, with the right companies. I am excited to welcome PERSOL as an investor, and look forward to a great relationship with them.
About PERSOL HOLDINGS < https://www.persol-group.co.jp/en/>
Since its founding in 1973, Tempstaff Co., Ltd. (now PERSOL TEMPSTAFF CO., LTD.) group companies have been involved in a comprehensive human resources services—from placing temporary and permanent staff to outsourcing services and career transition (outplacement) support. The holding company, formed in October 2008 as Temp Holdings Co., Ltd., changed its name to PERSOL HOLDINGS CO., LTD. in July 2017.
The company is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Prime Market (stock code 2181) and recorded sales of 1,060.8 billion yen (fiscal year ended March 2022).
Under the Group Vision “Work, and Smile,” the PERSOL Group engages in diverse services concerning people and organizations, which include temporary staffing service “Tempstaff,” career improvement service “doda,” IT-outsourcing, and design development.
We are also working on the next generation of innovations by integrating human resource services and technologies, offering services such as career improvement service “MIIDAS,” empowering of technology talent and construction support for DX organizations “TECH PLAY,” and a cloud-based mobile POS cashier “POS+.”