Squaddle is an app which connects hospitality contractors to businesses that need to fill gaps in their roster on-demand.
Online talent marketplace OneShift, founded by Gen George, has announced its acquisition by Perth-based recruitment company Programmed.
OneShiftJobs has become one of Australia’s most innovative recruitment platforms since its launch on a barebones Wordpress site in 2012. The last few years have seen the startup raise $5 million, make an acquisition, and expand from its focus on the hospitality and retail sector to the corporate sector, but now it’s going back to its original mission with the launch of Skilld, a new platform that looks to connect small businesses in the hospitality and retail space with local talent.
A survey conducted by Australian online jobs site OneShift has revealed that 49% of Australian University graduates feel that they are underprepared for the workforce whilst 80% think that work experience is more valuable than a degree. These graduates are not wrong.
Currently, in the Australian recruitment space, there are three prominent companies,disrupting what is more commonly known as the “temping” market. Those startups are Expert360 at the top end, OneShift Jobs at the low end and Sidekicker that sits between the two.
There are always winners and losers when it comes to the federal budget; and just like every other publication in the space has explained, some key programs for the Australian technology and innovation sector have been cut, which has affected at least a small portion of the Australian startup community.