A new recruitment app, specifically designed for blue-collar workers, casual and part-time staff, has launched in Australia to streamline the hiring process for both businesses and job seekers.

The Hunt app connects businesses and job seekers through machine learning (ML) powered matchmaking technology, making hiring as simple as swipe, discover, and match. 

Hunt co-founder and owner of two Queensland travel agencies, Natalie Cherry conceived the idea for the app after first-hand experience in spending long hours cycling through CVs and realising there could be a more efficient and cost-effective way to find employees. 

“Following Covid, which saw thousands of shift workers leave Australia, it has been a challenge for business owners to hire. As a business owner myself, I frequently spend valuable time blindly screening candidates’ emails or sifting through paper resumes, often with limited success as it is hard to determine if a candidate could be the right fit based on a paper CV,” Cherry said.

Hunt co-founder, Natalie Cherry.

“With Hunt, we hope to propel the job market and the economy forward by making recruitment an intuitive and user-friendly process for both parties.” 

On the Hunt app, job seekers and employers have complete visibility over each other’s attributes, values and requirements. Job seekers create a visual profile to share their background, experience, location, and job preferences, with optional video CVs and portfolio attachments.

Businesses upload job postings with details about the role, the company, and the salary. The app’s sophisticated ML technology then matches these job seekers to potential employers who can chat within the app itself to find out more about the role or set up an interview. The technology only matches job seekers who meet the necessary criteria.

Hunt is free for job seekers while employers can enjoy a six-month free trial. Beyond this, subscriptions for employers range from $29.95 to $69.95 a month.