What is Pointer?

Pointer is a remote workforce solutions company that helps companies, organisations, individuals and teams to recruit, train and work with greater diversity and performance. 


Our clients are those in need of access to the best talent. We help companies drive innovation and achieve a competitive advantage by providing access to remote candidates with skills and experience from more than 100 various industries and diversity of location, talents, experience, contacts and skills.

For professionals, Pointer allows you to bring you to better integrate work with your life by connecting you with stimulating and rewarding opportunities regardless of your physical location, gender, age, ethnicity or physical ability.

"Remote work is the biggest workplace revolution in history and nothing will deliver a higher quality of life increase in the next decade than this. Workers having more flexibility to decide their work schedule, able to operate when they are most productive rather than a fixed time, enables a far better future of work than the one we currently experience."

Chris Herd, Founder & CEO, Firstbase

What does Pointer do?


Pointer is a platform for clients and candidates to recruit, apply and find remote work. Our recruitment and placement services including job advertising and candidate selection as well as legal and WHS requirements.


Pointer can consult on your remote workforce requirements as well as recommending an approved network of remote suppliers. We support the broadening of your procurement and supply chain by advising on best practice.

Pointer runs workshops to educate organisations, potential and current remote workers and the broader community about the benefits and opportunities of remote work. 

Pointer offers online training for businesses and professionals to learn more about the practicalities of remote work.

Why remote work?

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 - Equal remote work earns equal opportunity.

Work-Life Satisfaction - Flexible workforces are safer emotionally, socially, physically, and mentally.

What is the story of pointer?

Pointer Remote Roles was founded by Australian businesswoman Jo Palmer. Having already built two successful companies in the education and agricultural sectors, combined with the experience of working remotely for a Sydney based corporation, Palmer founded Pointer in 2017 after seeing a gap in the market for connecting employers with the educated and talented candidates available in rural and regional towns.


Pointer is quickly growing to be the most innovative and inclusive remote workforce solutions platform in Australia, connecting employers with highly skilled remote employees, regardless of the role or the location. 


Business Workforce Manager Caitlin Berecry joined Pointer in mid 2019 and brings her own direct experience working remotely and managing change for Australian agriculture and membership organisations. 


A testament to the cause, Pointer is managed remotely with a fully distributed team across three states.

Who is Jo Palmer?

Passionate about regional Australia and facilitating access to meaningful employment, Jo Palmer is the Founder of Pointer Remote Roles. She 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 Education 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. 


View Jo Palmer’s LinkedIn profile here.

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We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather to work, learn and communicate, especially the Wiradjuri people where the Pointer Remote Roles headquarters is based. We pay our respects to all elders past, present and emerging. Pointer Remote Roles is very proud to provide be sharing solutions towards a workforce where everyone can be proud of their identity and feel like they belong.

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