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MetroCity AI, Polytechnic University of the Philippines launches talent ecosystem

Building a talent ecosystem is a top priority for many HR leaders. Unfocused shotgun hiring is ineffective, unsustainable, and very expensive especially with the Great Resignation. Quickly acting on feedback from its corporate users, MetroCity AI started to form partnerships with universities and colleges early this year. First to formally team up is Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a MOA signing at Romulo Café in Quezon City last July 5, 2022.

The vision is quite simple. First, it will ensure companies will have quality applicants by going directly to the source of top fresh talent. All companies have to do is to post their job opportunities on the MetroCity AI platform and activate the AI screening process. So even with thousands of applicants, recruiters are guaranteed an organized stack ranking that can quickly identify a shortlist and cuts down manual work.

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Present during the MOA signing were PUP Vice President for Student Affairs and Services Tomas O. Testor, Assistant to VP for SAS/Director of ARCDO Engr. Florinda H. Oquindo, Chief CDPS Jane S. Pulma, Chief ARS Mavel B. Lagarde, MetroCity AI co-founders Jayr Castro and King del Rosario, and UP Diliman’s UPSCALE Senior Consultant Johnny Sy.

Second, applicants will have quality opportunities from industry partners. The asynchronous video interview process is also convenient because it can be answered at their own time. The AI screening also provides automatic feedback so there’s no more guesswork or ghosting by recruiters.

Finally, universities will greatly benefit with the treasure trove of aggregate data to improve their career services or academic offering. MetroCity AI will provide administrators such as PUP’s Alumni Relations and Career Development (ARCDO) a tailor-fit portal that provides data on hireability, areas for improvement, and feedback of their graduates.

PUP plans to have the first virtual job fair utilizing MetroCity AI’s platform by Q4 2022.

MetroCity AI is part of the Batch 10 startups of UPSCALE Incubation Program of the University of the Philippines – Diliman. They are one of the recipients of the Accenture startup grant via UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (UPERDFI) and UPSCALE Innovation Hub.

PUP is one of the country’s highly competent educational institutions. It is considered to be the largest state university in the Philippines with over 70,000 students and approximately 10,000 graduates applying for jobs every year.

July 05, 2022/KDR