What is pointer?
With today's workforce moving towards flexible working hours and locations, Pointer provides the opportunity for businesses to fill positions with the best candidate for the job, regardless of where they live. Pointer also provides a platform for small businesses or individuals to find contractors or freelancers to complete small jobs or contracts, rather than employing full-time staff.
Think of Pointer as a matchmaking platform, but for remote work! Employers post a role, and if your profile matches the criteria, you receive an alert. If you wish to be considered for the role, simply accept! The employer is sent the 'matches' and the interview process goes from there.
Why use Pointer?
Pointer is dedicated to creating an even playing field for professionals looking for jobs that can be conducted from home. It gives employers the opportunity to engage not only with people living in cities, but also with the network of highly qualified and experienced professionals who live in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.
Pointer is passionate about finding the best person for the job, regardless of where they live! If you are interested in remote work or interested in employing remote employees, head to our Enquiry / Register page.
Jo grew up in NSW’s Snowy Mountains. She attended boarding school in Sydney for her high school years, before moving to Wagga Wagga to study a Bachelor of Education at Charles Sturt University. She has spent time living abroad in the US and the UK and has travelled extensively through Europe and South East Asia.
In 2013, Jo establish a comprehensive learning and tutoring business which, went on to operate in three regional towns in southern NSW. Since 2014, Jo has worked remotely as a sponsorship manager for a Sydney-based corporation. This role was the motivation behind co-founding the sponsorship and event management company Agri Alliance, which operates in the agricultural industry in 2016.
The idea for Pointer came when assessing employment needs for Agri Alliance. Jo and her cofounder had been discussing the concept of outsourcing roles within the company to people with a far better knowledge and understanding than themselves. Jo began to look at her own network of highly qualified, professional friends who were living in regional areas. She realised that it was not only Agri Alliance that would benefit from their skill set and experience, but others would as well. These professionals were being held back from remote employment due to lack of awareness and opportunity, and so Go Remote was born!
Following a name change and rebrand six months after launch, Pointer is now the one stop shop for candidates to find remote work, and a hub for employers to find the best person for a role, regardless of where they live. View Jo Palmer's LinkedIn profile here
WHy Hire remotely?
Do you have an in-house accountant, solicitor or graphic designer, or do you outsource these roles? If the latter, then you are already employing remote workers! Hiring remotely may seem like a daunting task, however a study of remote workers reported in the Harvard Business Review showed that employees working out of the office were more productive, and gained the equivalent of an additional day of work per week over office workers. Working in their chosen environment also made employees happier, which made them work harder, for longer hours, ultimately leading to greater company profits!
Hiring remote workers not only allows you to save money on workspace costs but gives you access to a wider pool of talent willing to work full time, part time or on smaller contracts and projects from a variety of locations. Remote work is becoming increasingly appealing to many applicants who are unable to or uninterested in working in traditional environments, like parents needing to stay at home, staff living in rural areas, and freelancers more adept at working in their own space in jobs that provide them with more flex time.
Remote - Office Not Required
This book has been an absolute go to for the team here at Pointer. If you are considering hiring remotely, we couldn't recommend this book more.
Still need convincing? Thousands of high profile, multi-national companies including Apple, IBM, Amazon and American Express employ remote employees. The links below outline some of the benefits of hiring remote workers.
Psychology expert says working remotely has benefits - click here to read more
Remote workers: to hire or not to hire - click here to read more
Six reasons to hire remote workers - click here to read more
Enquire / Register
Considering filling a role remotely? The benefits of remote staff are endless! You may like to complement your current, in-house team with remote staff, or you may employ a team that is entirely remote. Either way, Pointer has qualified professionals who will enhance your business.
We have a pay-per-post option, as well as an annual subscription to post unlimited roles. Please get in touch to discuss your business or agency's needs.
To advertise a role or to discuss how Pointer can assist in building an amazing remote team within your business, please click below and we will be in touch.
Registering with Pointer opens up the opportunity to be matched with roles that can be done from home or in a co-working space. Employers are advertising to fill roles remotely so there is no need to go through the interview process and then try to negotiate remote terms; everyone is on the same page.
There is a registration fee to have your profile on Pointer, $75 (plus GST). Once you have registered with Pointer we get in touch, then once you have demonstrated that you fit Pointer's criteria, we create your profile.
Pointer is a passive way to search for work. Once you have registered, we will email you roles that may be of interest. If you are interested in a role, we forward your profile to the employer or recruiter and they can choose to contact you for an interview.
Pointer in the media
Meet the woman delivering remote work to regional Australia - Sydney Morning Herald - 17th September 2017
Is it regional Australia's time in the sun? - Interview on ABC Radio National - 21st July 2017
Going remote - Interview in Graziher - 1st September 2017