Indeed has helped labour hire company Workfast optimise its business performance by lowering the costs of hiring and sourcing candidates quickly and efficiently.
A fast-growing labour hire company with a need for reach and immediacy
Starting in Sydney, Workfast has grown from a two-person business, to one employing over 200 staff across Australia who can meet their clients’ hiring needs in the shortest possible time frame.
Nieuwenhuis says Indeed has been instrumental to winning new clients and projects which has resulted in Workfast’s impressive growth rate over the past two years.
“Before using Indeed to source workers for roles we used social media, word-of-mouth, newspapers and other job boards – among other things. But we struck several challenges finding and placing the right candidates.”
"With other platforms, we could be charged $300 for placing a job ad without knowing whether we’ll get a return on that investment."Tim Nieuwenhuis, Founder
Optimising the business model through speed, flexibility and cost efficiency
Workfast now uses Indeed exclusively to source roles for their clients citing speed, flexibility and lower costs as some of the main reasons. Currently, Workfast is filling around 40-50 roles per month using the Indeed platform.
“Many other platforms take considerable time for a job ad to go live, but Indeed has a very short ‘go live’ timeframe. The pricing model also sets Indeed apart from its competitors. We don’t need to keep ads live for an entire month even when roles have been filled – only paying for what we use. With other platforms, we could be charged $300 for placing a job ad without knowing whether we’ll get a return on that investment.”
“Because of Indeed’s flexibility and on-demand model, we confidently moved all our hiring budget to Indeed after only a short trial.” While Indeed has helped Workfast optimise its overall business performance by lowering the costs of hiring and sourcing candidates quickly and efficiently, Indeed has also delivered a few other key benefits. According to Tim, Indeed has been successful in attracting quality candidates for the industries they recruit for, particularly for blue-collar work, whether it’s for ongoing or short-term casual work in the labour hire market.
And this is crucial to generating new and repeat business.