How an applicant tracking system utilizing biometric verification can solve the Apparel Industry’s biggest challenge of talent acquisition currently. 

The world is more or less well informed of the fact that Asia is the trailblazer in the apparel industry where the countries fomenting credible impact and contribution are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh on the front lines. As per a reputed study as of 2021, the share of ready-made garment (RMG) exports in Bangladesh amounted to approximately 81.16 percent of the total exports. After losing its second position as the second-largest apparel export in the global market to Vietnam in 2020, Bangladesh regained it in 2021 with export earnings of $35.81 (Billion). 

Despite having an esteemed position in the apparel market, Bangladesh is failing to live up to its reputation and losing business. When calculating the overall experience of Bangladesh from the most menial activity to sophisticated ones in the standard operating procedure of the apparel industry, Bangladesh is severely lagging behind other apparel frontrunners like Vietnam and China. Most people don’t know the underlying reasons for this. From increased Cost of Making (CM) to a lack of skilled and efficient workforce in the Apparel industry, Bangladesh has a myriad of places to develop and improve that can actually help Bangladesh reach the pinnacle of success in this industry. 

There are several reasons for the lack of inefficiency in Bangladesh’s apparel industry. This write-up is focused primarily on why and how technology can help improve this. Statistics show that as opposed to other countries such as China, Vietnam efficiency of our workers sometimes does not meet the desired level. To cover up for the low efficiency level factories run longer which as a domino effect incurs most cost and reduces further efficiency. This extensive work shift calls for fatigue and retardation of work efficiency. 

So the pressing issue is, “HOW CAN WE HELP FIX THIS?” What if we tried to ameliorate the comprehensive procedure that Bangladesh apparel companies undertake in recruitment? What if we could help recruiters in the apparel industry ensure the onboarding of workers with practically impressive skill sets and efficiency levels? This is where PrismATS enters the scene. Let us take you through a short journey on how PrismATS can bring about a revolutionary change in the apparel industry in Bangladesh: 

  1. Biometric Worker Verification System: Factory-level workers change their jobs very frequently. Depending on salary increment, bonus policy, different terms, and conditions with multiple facilities, and legal termination, workers change their job in the apparel industry. It’s quite challenging to identify the original reason for quitting their previous job and applying for the new one. Avoiding any kind of offensive occurrence depends on the effective recruitment process of an organization. Here, PrismATS utilizes the Biometric Verification System which is able to trace a candidate’s previous job history with each smallest detail.  Candidates’ previous job roles and responsibilities, health conditions, assessment history, and reasons for quitting or termination, all details will be documented digitally in the candidate’s job history as well as the candidate’s profile. An organization can trace this profile by the candidate’s fingerprint which is associated with the candidate’s profile and recruitment portal both. 
  2. Effective method to screen CVs: Recruiters or talent acquisition experts in the apparel industry still tend to go the manual way in gathering and screening CVs. Their effectiveness in screening said CVs with the designated requirements and qualifications can get much easier if done. It provides multiple verification ways to select the skilled and trained workforce to reach the highest efficiency level an apparel industry can reach.
  3. Goldmine for the Industrial Engineers: One of the core purposes of Industrial Engineers is to fine-tune the production process with an efficient workforce. Now when it comes to hiring or onboarding a skilled workforce, the entire protocol can be edified and improved to ensure hiring employees with higher efficiency rates. PrismATS promises to reduce the menial complexities by classifying the candidate’s skill matrix during recruitment. This is where PrismATS helps industrial engineers to have a large pool of resource databases with a skill matrix for improved capacity planning. 

Considering the aforementioned scenario, picking the right talent seems the root cause without solving this, there might be a chance of losing the competitive position of Bangladesh in the global market. Implementing PrismATS can transform the recruitment process of our apparel sector into an efficient and productive industry.

“PrismATS is a product of PrismERP by Divine IT Limited.


Author: Fahim Shahriyer