June 8, 2017

Staff turnover is a huge issue for all small businesses

If you’re like most businesses staffing is not only one of your biggest expenses, it’s also one of your biggest headaches.

This headache is something that Jora Local have set out on a mission to address.

“We know staff turnover is a huge issue for all small businesses, especially owner/operators in the hospitality space” said Jesse Stratford of Jora Local.

“When you are ready to hire you need an approach which is fast, easy, inexpensive and gets results. There really wasn’t anything out there that checked all these boxes, so we decided to create it” said Jesse.

Before launching Jora Local Jesse Stratford and Rob Alford, Co-Founders of Jora Local spent months working closely with hospitality employers and staff to understand the challenges that they faced in finding suitable staff, quickly with minimum fuss and administration.

“We recognised quickly there were specific needs to hospitality employers that were not catered for by other marketplace and job board providers in the market. As an example, having a local employee was favoured as they were more reliable and likely to turn up on time” said Rob.

Fast forward 12 months and Jora Local has gone from an idea to a revolutionary new employment marketplace, helping hundreds of hospitality businesses find staff every week and reduce their hiring headaches.

“We’re not like an agency or a job board.” explained Stratford. “You don’t need to write an ad. Just enter your requirements into the Jora Local app, and our system will find qualified applicants who live nearby. Most employers receive their first applicant in just a few minutes.”

Terry from De Clieu cafe tried Jora Local to hire for a barista. Not having to write a job ad or wade through applications that were irrelevant has been a huge time saver.

“When our barista resigned with short-notice I needed to fill the role fast, with someone who was reliable and had experience. I tried Jora Local to see if we could find someone local, which gives me the flexibility to call on them for extra-shifts if required. We got matched to a handful of great local applicants within a couple of days” said Terry

Core to Jora Local’s success are their sophisticated matching algorithms which, based on an employer’s requirements, automatically sort applicants based on their experience, location, visa type and even shift availability.

“There’s no shortage of people looking for work. The real challenge is finding the right one in the crowd.” said Alford. “Our automated shortlisting helps employers focus their attention, pick the best applicant, and get back to business.”

You can try Jora Local for free via their website at  or download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


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