FinTech Australia and talent platform Upplft have launched a new tool to help fintechs find and retain talent.
Dubbed “The Big Match”, it aims to connect job seekers in the fintech industry with new positions, which the companies involved can use to fill positions faster with candidates who have previous experience working in the early stages of Company.
The move comes as the tech sector more generally struggles with delayed processing of visa applications, as well as recent layoffs and closures in a string of startups, while unmet demand for workers remains high.
FinTech Australia GM Rehan D’Almedia said members will receive free registration for The Big Match and significantly reduced fixed costs for successful placements across all fintechs under the partnership agreement.
“Talent requirements are constantly changing within the fintech ecosystem. There is always a demand for new talent from fintechs. And in other cases, companies may need new skills as they grow and change direction,” he said.
“With the introduction of this database, we want to add an extra element of stability to the fintech talent market. We also want to retain fintech talent within the ecosystem and ensure that new emerging companies are aware of and have access to it.”
Upplt founder and co-CEO Neil O’Donnell said The Big Match is free to prospective employees and the role matching process begins as soon as you register after filling out a questionnaire that only takes a few minutes. CVs are not necessary.
“Finding, attracting and retaining talent is a top priority for any company, especially in today’s market,” he said.
“We will continue to help and support the thriving fintech ecosystem across Australia and make people transitioning from other industries aware that there are still many great opportunities in the fintech sector.”
Employers and employees can sign up for The Big Match via bigmatch.upplft.com