Searching the universe for the right person?
Over the past decade we have worked with thousands of businesses in every corner of Australia, helping them recruit anywhere from between 1 to 100 new staff each!
Jobfind can help!
At Jobfind, we’re a one-stop-shop at no cost to you delivering customised training and recruitment services.
Since 1998 Jobfind has filled almost half a million vacancies across all industries. We’re only able to achieve such results because we’re committed to helping you find the best people to ensure your business reaches its potential.
Our extensive network of Jobfind Centres allows us to focus on the needs of local businesses while tapping into the range of services we offer nationally. We provide our candidates with access to a wide range of engaging online training programs, skill profilers and mentors. This means we can provide you with employees who are motivated to work and have the skills required to do the job at hand.
Yes, it’s true, you don’t have to pay a cent. There are no costs that apply for our services.
We are committed
To prove our dedication, we promise the following:
- A thorough understanding of your business, the skills you need and the type of person you’re looking for.
- To provide you with responsive, friendly service and keep you informed every step of the way.
- To match your positions to our suitable job-ready candidates before coordinating interviews in a timely manner.
- Assistance determining your eligibility for financial benefits or other training and employment entitlements.
- Ongoing support over the first 6 months of employment for your new employee to help them settle in, and ensure you are happy too – we can even help with additional training on or off the job.
Where to from here?
Interested in our responsive and unrivalled service?
- Lodge your vacancy online HERE or contact your local Jobfind Centre HERE.
- We’ll meet with you to define your business needs and current vacancies.
- We’ll then identify and screen suitable candidates and organise interviews.
And we’ll also identify and resolve any training or skill gaps.
We’ll support you all the way
We’re not just about recruitment. Simply because your new employee has started in their role, doesn’t mean our job ends. For the first 6 months of that role, a dedicated consultant will work with you and your new employee to ensure the best outcome possible. Where eligible, we’ll also provide training and employment entitlements at no cost to you.
Where can you find us?
You can find us in over 30 metropolitan, regional and remote locations in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Call 1300 360 562 to speak with a consultant at your nearest Jobfind Centre
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Why choose Jobfind?
There are many benefits in partnering with Jobfind for your recruitment and training needs. Here are just a few:
1. We are the experts
Every single day our staff fill job vacancies – it’s what we do. At Jobfind we’ve been in the employment services game for well over a decade and in that time we’ve filled over 500,000 vacancies in all sorts of industries across Australia. So save time and energy and let us find you that special someone.
2. Our service is at no cost to you
There are no costs that apply for Jobfind’s services. Learning about your business, identifying candidates, pre-screening and setting up interviews, filling training gaps… you’ll receive all of this at no cost.
3. Ongoing support
Once your new employee starts, we’ll be sticking around as much as you need. We’ll keep in touch with you for the next 6 months at a time and place convenient to you to provide post placement support, additional training or other services to ensure your new employee develops within your organisation. You can also contact us at any time – we’re here to help.
4. State-of-the-art online training
As a leading online e-learning provider, we have invested millions of dollars in the development of innovative, unique and effective life-and-work-skills blended learning solutions. This means your new employee will have access to current, industry-relevant training to ensure they possess the necessary skills and motivation to add value to your business.
5. National strength with a local touch
Jobfind has an extensive network of centres focusing on the needs of local businesses while at the same time tapping into the range of services we offer nationally. Your local Jobfind staff have years of experience in the local labour market, backed up by sophisticated training and employment systems to ensure you receive the best of both worlds.
6. Access to financial and other benefits
With Jobfind you’ll benefit from more than just our great service. We also have a range of training and employment entitlements available to businesses when they hire staff. Your dedicated Jobfind consultant will identify and arrange any assistance for which you are eligible. This may include wage assistance, licenses and tickets, purchasing work-related clothing or other benefits.
Once your new employee starts, so does our on-the-job support
For 6 months after you employ someone through Jobfind we’ll continue to support you and provide access to a range of services to ensure your new employee is exactly what you need and settles into your business. We call this Post Placement Support (PPS).
Does PPS help?
Absolutely! The first few weeks or months a new employee spends in your business can be challenging for everyone involved. From training them in your procedures and work practices to setting up training plans and making them feel welcome – sometimes you need a helping hand. At Jobfind we help smooth the transition for both you and your employee, giving you the best chance of a successful, long-term working relationship.
Training and employment entitlements
We like to keep the benefits coming your way. At Jobfind we’ll assess your eligibility for a range of financial and other benefits depending on your business and new employee. These may include:
- Wage assistance
- Financial subsidies
- Purchasing work-related tools, equipment and clothing
- Licenses or tickets
- Reimbursement of costs incurred by workplace modifications
Indigenous employment projects
If you’re interested in hiring a number of Indigenous employees we may be able to run an Indigenous Employment Project (IEP) specific to your business. Projects are designed by us here at Jobfind to include candidate identification, training, work experience and on-the-job support. So how have our projects proven successful in the past?
On the Central Coast (NSW) we partnered with a number of local training providers to help 13 young Aboriginal people find work in the automotive industry. The participants achieved a Certificate I in Automotive Repairs and are now working in various local businesses as mechanics, electricians and car spray-painters.
Jobfind partnered with a Mackay (QLD) company, Borthwick & Sons, to train local Aboriginal people for jobs in the meat works industry. Participants experienced 4 weeks of on and off the job training before commencing work, with over 40 people completing the training and now in jobs.
In Daly River (Northern Territory), we completed a 6 month course in work preparation with a group of Aboriginal people. The training included setting goals, grooming, OH&S, cultural awareness and work experience. Participants also had the opportunity to complete a Certificate I in Vocational Preparation. Your Jobfind consultant can provide you with more information about these support services.
When you hire new employees through Jobfind you may qualify for valuable wage subsidies. Your consultant will be able to give you specific information about your eligibility but here’s a quick look at the different types of assistance you may have access to:
Training and employment entitlements
Jobfind can provide you with a range of financial assistance when you employ one of our candidates (dependent upon your eligibility). There’s full or partial wage assistance, licenses and tickets for your new employee, reimbursement of costs for workplace modifications and the purchase of work-related tools, equipment and clothing.
Indigenous wage assistance
This is an incentive paid to you by the Department of Employment when you employ an Indigenous Australian on an ongoing basis. Subsidy amounts differ for full and part time employees. Your Jobfind consultant can provide you with more information and help you get this process underway.
The wage subsidy scheme and supported wage system for people with a disability
These schemes and systems, provided by the Department of Employment, support businesses employing people with a disability in open employment conditions or productivity-based positions. Your Jobfind Consultant can provide you with more information about these wage subsidies and support.
Are you in an industry where your staff require specialised skills? That’s no problem when you work with Jobfind. We have a wide variety of skill and industry- specific training programs which we can use to build specific competencies of potential employees. Customised training such as this is particularly relevant to businesses looking to employ multiple candidates as we can make sure everyone is at the same level on day one.
When it comes to online learning… we’re way ahead of the pack. At Jobfind we have many courses available through our online learning platform, LearnNow. This is a state-of-the-art resource which your new employee may have access to for up to 6 months after they start work. Nothing is left to chance. There is a course to fill almost every skill gap: from time management and negotiating skills to industry specific training including OHS, hospitality, retail, administration, construction and more. Think this may suit your business? Your Jobfind consultant can introduce you to the range of LearnNow courses available and help point out what training modules would be perfect for you.
Jobfind can also assist candidates with gaining accredited training such as RSA, RSG, licences, cards and tickets. We have links with a number of local and national Registered Training Organisations and TAFEs. Interested? Speak to your friendly Jobfind consultant about your business needs today.
Apprenticeships & traineeships
No matter what industry you are in, investing in training through an Apprenticeship or Traineeship can provide your business with real benefits and contribute to your bottom line. There is likely to be an apprenticeship or traineeship to suit your business requirements, as they are available in a variety of qualification levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia. Apprenticeships and traineeships have been designed to be flexible, while at the same time providing nationally recognised quality training developed by industry, for industry. Apprenticeships provide a range of benefits for your business including:
- People trained to your business requirements.
- Flexible work and study options including full-time, part-time or school-based, depending on what suits your business.
- Offered at all certificate levels up to Advanced Diploma.
- Nationally recognised qualifications and competencies.
- Flexible choice of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who can provide off-the-job training to your Apprentice, with negotiations around timing, location and nature of the training to suit your business needs.
- A choice of funding from your State or Territory Training Authority.
- A range of financial incentives for eligible employers.
Jobfind can streamline the whole process for you, from finding the right candidates to setting up the relevant paperwork with local training providers. We can also help you access additional financial incentives if you are eligible.
We wanted to share our top 10 recruiting tips
At Jobfind we have a pool of talented and capable candidates ready to begin work across a range of industries today. That means they’re ready right now. We’ll work alongside you to make sure the recruitment process is as simple as possible for your business.
1. Ask for help….it will work wonders.
You’re not expected to be an HR expert, so seek advice and input from others. This may be a recruitment provider or simply a colleague who has successfully hired someone before.
2. Look for transferable skills.
A candidate who has not worked in your specific industry may still possess the skills you need. Customer service skills, problem solving abilities, time management or an ability to work independently can transcend industries.
3. Ask questions that are relevant to the job in question.
There are no hard and fast rules here, but questions that are relevant to the role will give you better information and insight than questions that are generic, outdated or irrelevant to your business.
4. Be clear about what the job requires.
The job description should be clear (to yourself and the candidate) from advertisement to interview. It’s a good idea to get some input from the relevant supervisor so you understand the day-to-day duties.
5. Ask yourself – would this person enjoy the job?
Job satisfaction is important for retaining your staff and cutting the cost of turnover.
6. Be open-minded and recognise cultural differences.
Don’t be blinkered by what you think your new employee should look like. People from diverse backgrounds and cultures can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to your organisation.
7. Interviews can make people nervous. Keep that in mind.
Interviews don’t suit everyone. Give candidates the opportunity to relax a little as they may be anxious and uncomfortable. Be understanding or you may let a good employee slip away.
8. Don’t hire someone just because you ‘like’ them.
Some people are great friends but you wouldn’t want them to work for you. Look at skills, experience and how the person will fit into the culture of the organisation.
9. Don’t lead the candidate to answer the way you would like them to.
Ask open questions that don’t suggest an answer. Instead of saying, “Are you good at customer service?” say “Tell me about your customer service experience”.
10. Cast your net widely.
There are more ways to find staff than advertising in the paper or online. Ask your work contacts, speak to recruiters or explore University and TAFE career centres.
Pssst! If there was an eleventh tip (and there should be), it would be to remember that with Jobfind you get access to a wide variety of candidates, all at no cost to your organisation.