In the previous post CacooUp Tokyo & Taipei 2013, we featured some of our Cacoo users who were involved in the events as presenters. One of our Tokyo presenters, Hideki Okubo, has joined us for an interview together with his colleague, Issei Nomiya, at Job-Hub - a web-service provided by Japan-based Pasona Tech Inc., sharing more extensively with us their opinions on Cacoo’s utility in relation to their work.
For those who are not familiar with it, Job-Hub is a Japanese online crowd sourcing service that provides recruitment and staffing solutions for your business.
The service provides a highly customizable and tailored platform for job listing and job search. Whether you’re searching for a job as a “Co-worker” or you’re looking to hire someone as a “Client”, Job-Hub allows you to input preferences such as workload, employment availability, and location etc, to ensure that you find the job that well accommodates your lifestyle, or the right personnel who can meet all the prerequisites and demands of your business.
Job-Hub is a commission based service, which means that it is almost entirely free to use. Job-Hub only charges the Client when a hiring contract has been established and completed (10% of the Co-worker’s remuneration). To date, this web-based service has successfully matched jobs with remuneration values between ten thousand to a million yen. Its extensive and thorough service sees its customers through job appointment, procurement, and until all aspects of the employment contract have been secured. Pretty incredible, don’t you think?
In-house Planning & Development Teams
Job-Hub’s development processes are both allocated in-house as well as outsourced. The in-house team consists of two sub-teams: the planning team and the development team. According to Issei, differences between the two groups with regards to their respective roles and responsibilities pose certain challenges to communication flow, which essentially led them to discover Cacoo. They needed a tool that allowed every member from both groups to be able to work on Job-Hub’s screen design, a tool that even individuals without the necessary technical background could tinker with.
After searching around for a suitable tool, they found Cacoo. Issei, who quickly started experimenting with Cacoo, was thoroughly impressed by the simple UI which didn’t require him to pore over manuals and guides to learn. Soon enough, the team was sold on the idea of using Cacoo as a common work tool.
Designing Blueprints and Testing Concepts with Cacoo
Meetings have become more productive as Cacoo allows all team members to view the design blueprint simultaneously, as well as to make comments and execute changes directly onto diagrams in real time. With the design blueprint and its specifications frequently changing, Cacoo enables the team to always have access to the latest, most updated versions.
“The tool is like an extension of my own hand” says Hideki, as Cacoo allows him to annotate his thoughts and the visuals in his head onto diagrams in a flash. Right now, the team is also using Cacoo to develop and organise their plans, experimenting with ideas on the canvas by tiling stencils together, dismantling them, and then gradually forming feasible outcomes.
As for their future plans for Job-Hub, the guys also talked about its expansion through the integration of other web services and are considering the possibility of employing Cacoo API to develop something new for Job-Hub. That would definitely be an exciting collaboration for us at Cacoo.
For now, thank you, Issei and Hideki, for taking time to share with us this great piece of user story with us!
Pasona Tech Inc. http://www.pasonatech.co.jp/
Provides human resource and staffing solutions in the field of IT and engineering, as well as crowdsourcing services via Job-Hub.
New crowdsourcing platform by Pasona Tech Inc. providing job appointment, procurement, and settlement services.