- Shining the spotlight on the
day-to-day realities of small businesses and how they improve productivity
vlogs of hidden gem Kamome Bakery and ramen chain Tonkotsu Kazan now live
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 January 2021 - Rigid operating guidelines and
manpower shortages are some of the challenges that
are looming over local businesses, especially those in the F&B, retail and
manufacturing sectors. As part of his exploration of Singapore, Japanese
vlogger Ghib Ojisan visits small businesses and shares their stories of innovation
and transformation to survive the times. Viewers can catch his YouTube vlog of
Kamome Bakery and the new King of Time series, How's Your Time Here, which
are both released yesterday.
Known for his
inquisitiveness, personable nature and sincerity, Ghib Ojisan aims to connect
to the people behind the brands -- the founders, management and staff -- and find
out what makes their work, work.
Running a business is
never easy, much less in a foreign country. Founder of Kamome Bakery, Date-san
can attest to that, having moved to Singapore and opening her own bakery in November
Ghib Ojisan finds out how
she copes with the labour intensive, highly competitive nature of the industry
by adopting Japan's number one HR cloud software, King of Time, to optimise
workflow. Date-san highlighted the benefits of having real-time visibility of
staff movement, even when she is not physically at the store. Payroll
management, rostering and employee tracking have become digital and much more
convenient -- saving her time, minimising calculation errors and reducing costs.
The same sentiments are
shared by Ms Ariel from the Corporate Planning Department at Tonkotsu Kazan,
who says that "so much time has been saved" with the adoption of King of Time. In
a fast paced F&B industry, time is of the essence. All data is sent to King
of Time servers for consolidation in real time, allowing admin or HR managers
to accommodate schedule changes within minutes.
management system and its list of features free up time for the managers who
can now focus on restaurant operations and training.
Tonkotsu Kazan is featured
as the first of many episodes of the How's Your Time Here series which is
available on King of Time's official YouTube channel. Hosted by Ghib Ojisan,
viewers can expect an insider's look at how businesses and SMEs operate, many
of which are brands that Singaporeans are familiar with.
King of Time dominates the attendance
management cloud market in Japan with 1,800,000 users and over 23,000 companies
(as of October 2020). Constrained by government-imposed lockdowns and
work-from-home arrangements due to the pandemic, companies in Japan and
Southeast Asia contributed to an 11% increase in subscribers in 2020 alone.
With traditional workflow being disrupted,
the schedule management system proved effective in planning for split team
arrangements while ensuring that operations were not compromised even with
limited manpower. One way was to give department managers the jurisdiction
under King of Time to assign shifts to the staff directly under them. This
helps HR, and the company as a whole, to distribute workload efficiently.
King of Time is one of the supportable
solutions under the Productivity
Solutions Grant. It aims to help even more local companies improve their
business operations to tide through the pandemic and ride into the digital
The initial set-up fee for King of Time is
from SGD 500 and the monthly fee stands at SGD 3 per user.
A 30-day free trial of King of Time with
full features is available. Companies can apply for the trial on the website
and receive assistance from the support team with set-up and operation.
To experience Kamome Bakery from Ghib
Ojisan's perspective, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z9AKhrKEbU
For the feature of Tonkotsu Kazan as part
of How's Your Time Here, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEfgtmokt34
For more information about Huubap and King
of Time, please visit: www.huubap.com.
To contact Huubap, please email in to [email protected]
For more information about Productivity
Solutions Grant, please visit:
was established in 2015 as a subsidiary of Human Technologies, Inc. (H&T)
in Singapore. Huubap localises, sells and supports "King of Time" (KoT) for
Southeast Asian countries. KoT is H&T's main product which has grown into
the leading cloud attendance management system in the market. On top of the
software, Huubap provides solutions that improve productivity of organisations,
such as tools for streamlining personnel, payroll management and paperless work
efficiency tools. The Huubap team spans across Singapore, Malaysia, the
Philippines, Sri Lanka, Japan and other countries, and are unified by a
multinational and multiethnic team culture. With its global perspective to
drive product improvement and sales support, Huubap aims to become the cloud HR
company with top share in the ASEAN region.