• Covid-19 Response

    We understand that this is a challenging time for many businesses and individuals, as transitioning to remote in a high pressure situation can be extremely stressful.  We are experts in the remote space and we aim to help in any way we can. 

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    Making Remote work, work.

    We are the bridging catalyst for regional and metro communities, with a mission to bring people together through remote & distributed work.

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We support Business to leverage distributed teams. We empower people to access the career they want, from wherever they live. We are passionate about connecting rural communities with metropolitan areas.

Pointer Remote works with companies and individuals who understand that access to the best talent is not governed by postcode. We do this by supporting organisations from sole traders through to corporates and Government to embrace the world of 'remote'. These organisations can:

Connect with professionals who work from home or a coworking space anywhere in Australia.


Upskill in managing distributed teams through training delivered in person, online or self-paced.


Support and provide the opportunity for current employees to work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement.


Pointer Remote for...

Business

Connect with remote professionals. Upskill in managing distributed teams. Create remote flexibility for your current team.

Join us as a Business

Professionals

Training, recruitment and support. Become 'Remote Ready', connect with employers and access remote work. 

I am ready to work remotely

Community

Support and retain current communities while attracting people to relocate and grow populations in the regions.

Offering for communities
Our Purpose

We are working towards a world where regional communities are a preferred & prosperous choice for all employees and employers

Our Partners

We're backed by partners who know how to make remote work, work.

Remote Work Benefits

Remote work stimulates local economies, mental health outcomes are improved and rural communities can help to drought and disaster-proof themselves. Simultaneously, businesses are hiring the best talent, they are reducing their carbon footprint and their teams can live where they choose, reducing the 'metro-stress' they may be experiencing "

Jo Palmer, Founder and MD

Economic Development 

When workers are geographically dispersed, so is their impact on communities, industry innovation, and the global economy.


Environmental 

sustainability

Remote jobs create less waste and shorter commutes, which mean lighter carbon footprints.




Diversity and inclusion

Remote work is the catalyst for diversity and inclusion in any organisation, it creates equal opportunity.




Work-life satisfaction

Flexible workforces create an environment that not only attracts and retains the best talent, but their workers are also safer emotionally, socially, physically, and mentally.

*Sourced from GallupHarvard UniversityGlobal Workplace Analytics, and Stanford University and summarised by Laurel Farrer, Forbes 

Our Founder & Managing Director

'Remote work levels the playing field for businesses, people and communities in rural Australia'

Jo Palmer is motivated by the social and economic benefits that remote work provides for marginalised parts of the community. She believes that your location, gender, physical ability or ethnicity should not determine the work you do. She is also passionate about the environmental, social and fiscal benefits that organisations experience through hiring remotely.

            

Jo is an Ambassador for Flexible Work Day, an international day to celebrate and showcase the benefits of flexible work for people and organisations.

            

Her recognition includes 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award National winner, 2018 Crow Awards Startup Superstar and Young Entrepreneur Awards, 2017 Soar Awards Regional Contribution winner and 2017 Finalist in the Regional Australia Institute's Lightbulb Moments and Regional Online Heroes.

            

Jo has a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from Charles Sturt University and has lived in the US, UK and Canada. She now resides and works remotely from her farm at The Rock, a rural town in southern NSW Australia, with her husband and two daughters.            

Join Palmer winner of AgriFutures Rural Women's Award 2019
Jo Palmer Founder and MD
In the press
SMH

Meet the woman delivering remote work to rural Australia

Domain

How to make it in the country: A former city-slicker's guide to making a tree-change

The Land

NSW's Jo Palmer wins National Rural Women's Award


ABC Radio National

Working remotely. Is Australia ready? Can it be done efficiently?


OutBack

Rural Woman of the Year Jo Palmer wants to remove geographic barriers...

Startup Daily

How remote work is increasing productivity and levelling the playing field