A job matching system to transform casual job market in Kenya
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This project objective was to come up with job matching application for use by casual workers and employers. The process of identifying challenges, opportunities, desired features and solution was designed to be a rigorous process, involving vast research and participant involvement. Casual job market is largely classified as informal sector, which is less catered for in many fronts. It has not been well served in terms of creation of innovations, sufficient to link- up the players in the industry. With high population of people engaging as either casual worker or employers, the researcher found a fertile ground to explore opportunities, and adopt data communication aspects. Questionnaires and focus group were constituted and used as quantitative and qualitative data collection tools. Extensive literature review was also conducted to explore existing casual matching models, and underlying technologies. The proposed casual job matching application was developed using evolutionary prototyping methodologies. The research produced 21 revisions of the artifact. The application is hosted on the cloud, and is distributed through play store and peer-to peer sharing. Prototyping came out as an important methodology in contribution of knowledge to research.