Online staffing platform Sidekicker launches in Wellington

2nd Jul, 2020 | Sidekicker Updates

Press Release: 6 May 2019

SEEK backed staffing platform Sidekicker is expanding their New Zealand footprint, with demand from clients driving a push into Wellington.

Sidekicker is already working with the likes of Ticketek and Intents Events, radically improving how they hire and manage casual, temporary and contract staff.

The Wellington office will be Sidekicker’s second New Zealand location. The tech-based startup launched Auckland in 2015, with early clients including Spark Arena, Uber and AUT cementing them as a disruptive force in New Zealand’s labour industry.

Sidekicker’s General Manager Alex Devereaux said, “We are thrilled with how quickly businesses and workers in New Zealand have embraced our technology. The number of hours our Auckland Sidekicks worked has more than doubled over the past 12 months. There is a really exciting opportunity for us to bring the great service and technology that Auckland has loved, to businesses in Wellington.”

Sidekicker is launching in Wellington with strong demand for hospitality, event, and promotional staff, with plans to expand their offering to include business support and warehousing staff in the coming months.

Sidekicker’s technology gives businesses unparalleled transparency and control over their temp, casual and contract workforces. Businesses can make a request for staff online 24/7 and are instantly matched with qualified staff. They are able to hand-select the best staff for their needs using transparent staff profiles which include transparent ratings and reviews from jobs they’ve completed on the platform.

Sidekicker is free to sign up and free to make a request for staff. A small service fee is applied once Sidekicks have completed a shift.

“Our service fee is up to 50% cheaper than traditional staffing agencies. Our innovative technology allows us to offer Wellington businesses a more affordable option, while still paying Sidekicks at or above market rates.”

For workers, Sidekicker offers them the flexibility to choose when and where they work–all from their mobile phones.

Steve Prosser, Head of Frontline Services for Ticketek NZ, has been using Sidekicker for a number of months to manage their casual and temporary workforce in Wellington.

“Sidekicker is a really fantastic way for us to hire and manage casual staff, both in the contact centre and on event days. The system is so simple and easy to use.”

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Over the last six years, we’ve helped thousands of businesses across Australia and New Zealand transform how they hire and manage their temporary and casual workforce. We employ over 10,000 skilled staff across admin, events, hospitality, promotions, and warehousing, giving people unparalleled flexibility to choose when and where they work.

We are so excited to announce our launch in Wellington and invite you to join us. If you’re looking for work or are looking to hire staff, you can get started here.