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25 January 2024
8vance is contributing to a €1.7M NWO grant which is recently awarded to the University of Twente to pioneer AI research for an inclusive labor market.
28 November 2023
Seven Energy Tech Companies have established “Arbeidsmatchplatform” (Labor Match Platform). A social start-up that, with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) by 8vance, seeks untapped potential in the labor market.
13 November 2023
🔍 Exploring the future of work! To what extent is there labour market tightness based on skills supply and demand? Together with ABN AMRO’s Economic Bureau, we dive into the dynamic world of labour market trends and automation. 🚀 Discover with us the shifts in skill-based search and the impact on the labour market in times of tightness. Stay tuned to our discoveries! 🌐
6 November 2023
Can we ease labour market tightness with enthusiastic stay-on workers? It turns out that the skills and commitment of 67-year-olds on certain projects are very welcome for employers. Doorwerker (‘Stay-on worker’ in Dutch) is an employment agency for retirees. The team uses AI to predict skills for all candidates and match them to work that fits these skills. According to the motivated team, unlocking this capability is an important factor for organisations in their search for scarce staff. And besides, it makes stay-on workers feel great to contribute socially again.
22 September 2023
Stichting Nederland Werkt is an initiative supporting status holders, refugees and people with a vulnerable position in finding an education, internship or job. The platform helps job seekers prepare for their future careers. To achieve this, they use 8vance’s Matching Technology, which predicts the skills and best matches for participants, with the help of AI. Over 100+ network partners have joined the 8vance platform to unroll access to the labour market.
23 August 2023
Volgens Laurens Waling van 8vance hoeft er helemaal geen krapte te zijn op de arbeidsmarkt. De oplossing zit volgens hem in het deep-matchen met AI van mensen op skills, zelfs over vakgebieden heen. Hoe 8vance op die manier mensen helpt te navigeren van zogenaamde bull shitbanen naar meer betekenisvolle banen. Hij legt uit waarom we een fundamentele shift van denken moeten maken. Waarom we een ‘zachter systeem’ nodig hebben, waarin mensen meer risicovolle keuzes durven maken. Én hoe je met deep-matchen met AI je voordeel kunt doen als corporate recruiter of HR-directeur.
Amy Oerlemans is commercial director of Kloet Maintenance in Vlaardingen. She and her brother are the fourth generation in the 100-year-old family business. A few years ago, Amy suddenly received a phone call that fundamentally changed the way she perceives her employees. The daughter of one of her employees, Mr Da Silva, called asking her to fire her father because he could no longer keep up his work. Mr Da Silva was a crucial employee for Amy: “There was Da Silva on our facade, so to speak, instead of Kloet. Having to fire this iconic employee would really be a slap in our face.”
On 23 January, the initiators of the Workforce Matching Platform presented their project to Rob Jetten, Minister for Climate and Energy. The platform uses AI matching technology to match candidates with technical employers based on skills and competences. The technology objectively suggests the best fit for each vacancy. It also allows for flexible working on projects and jobs. The initiative is in line with the plans of cooperating technical industry sectors to recruit more technicians.