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WORKIBLE DISRUPT, CREATE, IMPACT

Launched four years ago, Workible’s aim was to disrupt the job board industry and it has succeeded. Now linking over 190,000 people nationally and connecting over 1500 companies to those workers, Workible is growing from strength to strength. Here Janine Garner finds out what drives the founders Fiona Anson and Alison Baker.

1. WHERE DID THE IDEA FOR WORKIBLE COME FROM? The idea for Workible came from our many car trips together when we were traveling to see a mutual client. We were both working with them on a contract basis and it wasn’t full time so we were both looking for other work for the days we had available. In one conversation one day we were chatting about how hard it was to find out the availability requirements of advertised jobs and we said to each other “if a dating site can match hair and eye color, why can’t a job site match days and hours?” And that was the genesis of the idea. 5 years on, and it’s now so much more - a full recruitment system that not only powers our own jobs marketplace but, we’re very proud to say, powers other systems as well such as Company career pages, job boards and careers platforms for TAFEs, universities and training organizations.

2. WHAT SORT OF TIMEFRAMES WERE INVOLVED IN TERMS OF IDEA TO CREATION? We started with a basic website with a custom-built availability matching engine. To our knowledge, we were the first in the world to do this. A year into the business, we won a pitching competition and the prize was a trip to Silicon Valley to 12 | GLOSS NOV 2015

Gloss November 2015  

GLOSS is the online magazine of LBDGroup, the national women's network helping women in all walks of business, thought leaders and entrepren...

Gloss November 2015  

GLOSS is the online magazine of LBDGroup, the national women's network helping women in all walks of business, thought leaders and entrepren...

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