Partnership Announcement: Simplified Recruitment and Getmee

Simplified Recruitment and Getmee AI are pleased to announce a strategic partnership, marking a significant advancement in the recruitment landscape. This collaboration aims to transform the hiring process for candidates in the tech industry who encounter difficulties in effectively communicating during interviews.

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Getmee Triumphs at the 2023 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

Getmee emerged victorious at the esteemed 2023 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, winning the highly coveted Digital Design Award. The win solidifies Getmee’s position as a frontrunner in the global digital design landscape and underscores its commitment to AI innovation.

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The Crucial Role of Technology Innovation in Government-Funded Employment Services Operators

In the rapidly evolving landscape of employment services, technology innovation has emerged as a cornerstone for success, particularly for operators funded by the government. These operators play a vital role in connecting job seekers with suitable employment opportunities, and in this era of digital transformation, staying at the forefront of technological advancements is imperative.

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Navigating HR Challenges in Organisations Employing Migrant, English-Second-Language Talent

We explore challenges companies, particularly those in industries such as Healthcare, Aged Care, and Early Childhood Education relying heavily on migrant workers with English as a second language (ESL) skills and explore effective management strategies.

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Employment Services Top 10 Challenges for 2024 regularly speaks to senior executives at Government funded Employment Services firms, here in Australia, the UK, US, Canada and now even in Mexico. We’ve noted some consistent themes and topics that continue to emerge as hot topics moving into 2024. 

In this blog, we’ve summarised the top 10 consistent topics and themes across providers, regardless of their geographical location:

  1. Digital Transformation: Integrating technology to enhance service delivery, streamline operations, and improve the overall efficiency of employment services.
  2. Data Privacy and Security: Ensuring compliance with data protection regulations and safeguarding sensitive information collected during the provision of employment services.
  3. Workforce Development and Training: Addressing the changing nature of work and ensuring that the workforce is equipped with the necessary skills to meet evolving industry demands.
  4. Diversity and Inclusion: Focusing on creating inclusive workplaces and ensuring that employment services are accessible and beneficial to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  5. Government Policies and Funding Changes: Staying abreast of changes in government policies, regulations, and funding structures that may impact the organisation’s operations.
  6. Measuring Impact and Outcome Metrics: Establishing effective metrics to measure the success and impact of employment programs, which is often crucial for demonstrating accountability to funders.
  7. Remote Work and Flexibility: Adapting to the evolving work landscape, especially considering the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, by exploring remote work options and flexible employment arrangements.
  8. Collaboration and Partnerships: Building strategic partnerships with other organisations, government agencies, and businesses to enhance the reach and effectiveness of employment services.
  9. Talent Acquisition and Retention: Attracting and retaining skilled professionals to ensure the organisation’s ability to fulfill its mission and provide high-quality services.
  10. Social Impact and Corporate Social Responsibility: Emphasising the organisation’s commitment to social responsibility and communicating the positive impact it has on the community.

Getmee is keen to keep updated with the latest industry trends, government policies, and socioeconomic changes that may influence the priorities of executives in government funded NFP employment services organisations. If you have any Insights and topics we haven’t covered here, please leave comments below. It is this kind of market intelligence that allows us to keep our product suite focussed on helping to solve the industry’s biggest challenges.

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Getmee AI Wins 2024 BIG Innovation Award

Melbourne, VIC—January 10, 2024— announced it has been named a winner in the 2024 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. provides personalised coaching through an AI powered app that helps improve an individual’s communication, English language, and employability skills.

“Innovation is driving our society,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring Getmee as they are leading by example and improving the lives of so many.”

Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.

About Getmee 

Getmee is an Australian start-up providing advanced AI-powered personalised coaching solutions designed for individuals to enhance English language communication and employability skills. 


About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.


Julia Stephenson

Marketing Manager


+61 468 371 739


Maria Jimenez

Chief Nominations Officer

Business Intelligence Group

+1 (909) 529-2737 successfully closes VC-Led capital raise amidst challenging global funding landscape successfully closes VC-Led capital raise amidst challenging global funding landscape.

Melbourne, Australia- January 8,  2024

Getmee, an Australian Education AI technology startup, today announced the successful completion of a funding round. The capital raise was led by the Australian venture capital fund, Access Capital Ventures(ACV), with support also coming from long-standing customers and existing investors.

Against the backdrop of a challenging global funding environment, for early stage technology companies, Getmee demonstrated its ability to continue to build on its commercial success to date, and to advance its mission of advancing employability skills via on demand mobile coaching; all underpinned by patented AI technology.

In a year marked by significant commercial growth, the company has also continued to develop a world’s first AI-coaching product that is now in use across 16 countries. The Getmee product is accessible through a user-friendly mobile application, and larger enterprise customers have the option to white-label the product allowing them to stay on brand.

Getmee is the brain child of Balendran Thavarajah, who arrived in Australia with no English or any formal schooling from Northern Sri Lanka. Once in Australia, ‘Bala’ taught himself English and gained access to Western Sydney University to complete a computer science degree through an alternative pathways program. Bala has since founded three technology companies; most notably Bluedot, as their founding Chief Technology Officer.

Getmee’s AI solutions have been widely embraced by Government Immigration Services Agencies, Employment service providers, Universities, Education providers, and forward-thinking Enterprises. The company serves an impressive list of customers and partners both in Australia and internationally, including AMES Australia, VFS Global, MTC Australia, Story House Early Learning, Far Eastern University, ISBR Business School Bangalore, Language Advantage Inc., and Deakin University.

With rapid growth across the NFP Employment Services and Enterprise Talent Acquisition sectors, the company has experienced explosive demand for its English Communication and Interview skills coaching AI product.

Allan Aaron, one of the General Partners of ACV, who is joining the Getmee board, said, “Getmee’s highly differentiated and scalable AI platform is transformative. We are excited to back Getmee and its talented team. The AI innovation and founding principles of the company resonate with ACV’s investment ethos.“

The fresh capital injection will help with the delivery of the company’s product roadmap, and solidify its market presence in 2024. This funding round serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of both the Getmee team and its investors to drive innovation forward.

Balendran Thavarajah, Getmee’s CEO and Founder, said, “The funding and the experience of the ACV team brings, will allow us to support our growth. We look forward to achieving new milestones as we continue to push the boundaries of AI technology for communication skills coaching and reshape the industry landscape.”

For media inquiries, please contact:

Allan Aaron – Access Capital Ventures / +61 412 404 787

Julia Stephenson – Getmee / +61 468 371 739

About Getmee

Getmee is an Australian start-up providing advanced AI-powered personalised coaching solutions designed for individuals to enhance English language communication and employability skills.

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About Access Capital Ventures

Access Capital Ventures(ACV)  is an Australian Venture Capital Fund investing and backing high-growth startups. With a growing portfolio of innovative startups in Agritech, EduTech, AI  and BioTech, ACV backs and supports founders and companies with bold visions. 

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