Technology to break into the workforce

By Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi ,

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Founder: Nonu Lemauga Saleimoa Vaai

Founder: Nonu Lemauga Saleimoa Vaai (Photo: Supplied)

“The world is full of possibilities you just have to try it out. In fact, they are infinite.”

These wise words were spoken by businessman, entrepreneur and founder of Infinity Samoa,  Nonu Lemauga Saleimoa Vaai.  

Infinity Samoa, is a Samoan-owned HR & Management Consultancy business specialising in providing a comprehensive range of Human Resources services including other strategic business and management solutions.  

Nonu brings to the business a wealth of strategic HR and business experience.

He is a Certified Member of the Australian HR Institute (C.A.H.R.I) with well-established networks of HR and business specialists in the region as well as from the national public and private sectors.

“I’ve been in the management business  for the last twenty years, firstly for the public sector and then into the private sector.  I think its time now to start something new,” he told the Sunday Samoan.

 “Infinity Samoa is the realization of that. They call it a leap of faith and try something out.  This is the cultivation of dream that is long overdue.” 

Nonu said that in life, the possibilities are infinite.

“My ultimate goal was to establish a business that provides a range of HR & Management services including recruitment services,” he said. “Infinity Samoa is the realisation of this lifetime dream and is founded on the belief that there are Infinite Possibilities, Infinite Solutions.”

Infinity Samoa’s key business support is sourced from key business associates and network, which include areas of information technology, project management and financial management.

INFINITY SAMOA RECRUITMENT AGENCY (ISRA) – Online Recruitment Portal

One of the key services provided by Infinity Samoa is its Online Recruitment Portal to help facilitate the recruitment process for employers and job seekers.  Vaai spoke about the services that Infinity Samoa offers including the online recruitment for customers to visit and trial out.

“The portal is an additional service to our portfolio targeting the business sector and the public at large for recruitment purposes. We have been engaging in traditional recruitment since commencing business in March 2016.  As a new –start-up business, we have been slowly building on the online recruitment side of the business from inception."  

This online portal is the result of a 3 months’ project in partnership with another local business - Samoan-owned IT firm – BROWNSYSTECH - owned by Tupa’i Toleafoa Christopher Kirk Brown, an Information Technology specialist. 

This is another positive development for Infinity Samoa – the development of the Online Portal by local talent. 

 “We had a low-key launch in October 2016 with only immediate families for the first phase of the online portal,” said Nonu. 

“This phase has been promoted and trialled with a few clients and has been gradually gaining attention and business through a number of meetings with employers around town.”

The Online Portal gives employers an opportunity to attract a wide pool of qualified candidates to select from to ensure they get the right person for the job and good fit for their organisation. Employers have options to choose from:

Job Advertisement:  Infinity Samoa can advertise their roles and let the Employer carry out the recruitment process themselves; 

Full Recruitment Process:  Infinity Samoa can advertise and carry out the selection process in partnership with employers which includes pre-screening of candidates, shortlisting, interviews, reference checks, etc until the employer gets a few top candidates to select from;

Self-Help Job Packages: The employer can register and upload their own job advertisements by completing the Online Standard Job Advertisement Template.  Payment can be made online which allows job advertisements to load automatically.  A range of Job Advertisement Packages are available online.  Employers still have the option of contacting Infinity Samoa to do this on their behalf.  

For job seekers, the Online Portal is a platform to seek exciting job opportunities.  Registration is free. They can sign up/ register to apply and to receive Job Alerts when suitable vacancies are available.  They can also apply to relevant vacancies by completing the Online Job Application Template and submitting directly online to the relevant employer.

Another key objective feature of the Online Portal is for educational purposes by providing data on labour market supply and demand trends. Infinity Samoa aims to provide regular bulletins for its key stakeholders on local labour market trends. 

Infinity Samoa is now one of the pioneers in introducing ground breaking technology  to help job seekers and employers alike.  

 “Online Recruitment is a global concept given the advancement of technology, and the changing nature of today’s competitive and mobile workforces.  There are many worldwide online recruitment firms but not in Samoa,” Nonu said.

“Given the very few HR professional firms in Samoa, Infinity Samoa Consultancy sees this as a great opportunity to introduce not only its HR & Management consultancy services, but an Online Recruitment Portal that caters for the market recruitment needs, and to provide snapshots of labour market trends. It has been a challenging project trying to see it through – a first of its kind in Samoa – and originated in Samoa with .ws domain. The Online Portal can be accessed and used by anyone from anywhere in the world.”

ISRA Mobile Friendly App!

The ISRA Online Portal is also available as a mobile app.

  “It has always been our goal to provide the best Online Recruitment Portal service to the business sector and the people of Samoa.  The ISRA App is available and can be downloaded to all mobile devices for a more user friendly service on the go.  Infinity Samoa still offers the alternative option of traditional recruitment where there is face-to-face meetings and discussions.”

PRODUCT TRADING

In addition to its HR & Management portfolio, Infinity Samoa also sells online unique brand products including Go The Manu (GTM) merchandise and the International Gold Winning Voice of an Island Book Series.

More information on Infinity Samoa’s services and its Online Portal can be found on its website www.infinitysamoa.ws; by email infinitysamoa@gmail.com or phone +685 7720200.

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