In a statement, TechDirect said it had launched the serves after its owners, Paula Barry and Sascha Kara, had found it difficult to find suitable tech staff.
Recruiters will get 20% of the candidate's first year of wages, along with an upfront fee.
“It’s 2019, and yet there’s still so much risk, money and time involved in finding a fantastic tech. TechDirect addresses these concerns,” Barry said.
“There’s plenty of marketplaces out there already for once-off jobs or overseas developers. We’re targeting the gap in the market for helping companies find longer-term contract IT talent.
“We want to connect companies with the best tech talent that Australia has to offer, and help mitigate their risk in finding a tech for their needs.”
The marketplace works as under:
- Companies first search for tech contractors based on their specialisation and location.
- The search will bring up a list of professionals, ranked based on their relevance and past experience. They are also reviewed and validated based on their past work.
- The company can then contact them to discuss the project.
- The client then provides prospective hires with a detailed brief of what they are looking for, and a suggested rate.
- Once the contract is agreed, TechDirect handles all of the invoicing and payment.
- TechDirect charges 10% of the agreed hourly rate per hour for helping place talent and managing invoicing.