Sidekicker Named ‘Coolest’ Company In Australia

24th Jun, 2020 | Sidekicker Updates

Sidekicker took out the gong for THE Coolest Company In Australia at the Anthill Cool Company Awards last night.

Over 700 aspiring ‘cool companies’ were nominated for the awards, making this event one of the largest business awards programs in Australia.

“Sidekicker’s overarching mission is to give people the power to reach their potential, whether that’s by providing people easier and faster access to work, or helping businesses better manage their workforces in order to optimise their business operations overall,” Sidekicker CEO and Co-Founder Tom Amos said. ‘Cool’ to us means being obsessed with helping our Sidekicks and customers reach their potential and the culture this cultivates within our internal team has resulted in a workplace where people genuinely love coming to work every day. We weren’t at all expecting to be named as the #1 Coolest Company of the night.”  

The Cool Company Awards is a national program that was developed in 2006 to recognise Australian companies that are doing things differently to bring about positive change.

“The Cool Company Awards are extremely egalitarian,” said Cool Awards Founder James Tuckerman. “Previous winners have included two-person start-ups, not-for-profit social enterprises, large private companies and publicly-listed corporations.”

“Judging takes into account far more than mere business variables, such as revenue and wealth. The criteria are geared to consider other qualities, from the disruptive nature of the product or service to the culture of the organisation.”

What Is Sidekicker?

Sidekicker is ANZ’s leading temporary staffing platform, using technology to revolutionise the way businesses hire, manage and pay temporary and casual staff.

Sidekicker’s technology instantly connects businesses with a community of skilled hourly workers via a mobile app–11,000 Sidekicks with an average star-rating of 4.8/5. The Sidekicker platform works on a transparent 2-way rating and review system, empowering businesses to select their ideal staff, and driving high performance and reliability from staff.

Sidekicker was founded in late 2012 by Tom Amos and Jacqui Bull, and has quickly become one of Australia’s fastest growing companies, acquiring significant investment from global leading employment marketplace SEEK. In 2017, Sidekicker achieved 7x revenue growth, expanded operations nationally in Australia and New Zealand and placed in the Top 20 in Deloitte’s Tech Fast 500, APAC.