The Melbourne startup provides pre-vetted and pre-interviewed temporary and casual workers for the hospitality industry, as well as for events, retail and admin roles.
Founded in 2013 by Tom Amos and Jacqui Bull, Sidekicker has been partnering with Seek, its sole investor, since 2015.
Currently, Sidekicker has more than 10,000 casual workers on the platform, supporting 4,000 businesses. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Wellington, it also hires 75 full-time staff.
Speaking to StartupSmart, Amos says the startup is seeing net revenue growth of 105% year-on-year.
The product is designed to make life easier for business owners looking for casual workers, removing some of the friction and costs involved in hiring.
“The employment sector hasn’t had as much innovation as it could have,” Amos explains.
“When you’re able to make something easier and cheaper, then you’re going to get adoption.”
Some businesses are “doing a huge amount of churn and burn casual recruitment”, he adds, spending time on onboarding, and managing tax and super, just to have them leave in a matter of months.
Sidekicker allows business owners to “switch from doing annoying admin, to focusing on culture, training and delivering quality outcomes”, Amos says.
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