In this episode, Michael Waitze speaks to Sasiwimon (Fai) Siangchaeo, CEO & Co-Founder at Daywork. Long gone are the days of manually visiting and applying to a limited array of part-time jobs. Daywork is targeted at student populations, aiming to improve connections and introduce new opportunities for students to look for income-supplementing part-time jobs; and at the same time, for companies to find better talent.
Speaking about her experience with a student, Fai tells us how she realised some students might have come from less fortunate backgrounds, and sometimes their families may find it hard to support such students through their education. During these times, she observed that many of these students often worked stereotypical part-time jobs such as those at restaurants. In a bid to better the lives of these students, while widening the range of jobs available, Daywork was built.
Fai shares what it is like as a company with little to no direct competitors, with existing competitors still on the traditional path of manual job matching. And having specialisation in Search Engine Optimisation, Fai reveals that most of Daywork’s users come from the humble Google search.
Being a technology-centric job searching platform, Daywork can tailor its offerings to improve on traditional problems. One such issue, as Fai shared, was the presence of disciplinary issues. With some students no-showing during their official work, Daywork takes a serious stance on this problem, providing replacements for companies and banning such errant users from their system. With these safety nets in place, Fai hopes to eventually build an ecosystem of mutual respect and cooperation.
Listen in to this episode of the Thailand GameChanger to learn more about Daywork’s offerings and how their platform can benefit you, whether you are a student looking for supplementary income, or a company looking for staff and talent.
This episode’s audio was expertly edited and this episode’s summary was written by Yong Yun Jing.