The Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) will continue its support of the hairdressing, beauty and barber industries, elevating that support even further with a new industry specific recruitment site, launching on June 8 and titled HeadHunter Recruitment.

The platform hopes to help businesses in accessing and retaining reliable staff, which will in turn grow and attract new clients. This has been a long reported challenge within these industries. Market analysis indicates that more general recruitment platforms can fail to meet the requirements salons need, supplying a high volume of applicants without the relevant skill and experience. This can waste time, add stress and deplete energy and resources in recruiting exercises that go nowhere.

HeadHunter Recruitment will personalise this by representing all hairdressing, barbering, beauty, spa, education and training stakeholders, including applicants, salons, businesses and product companies and suppliers in the industry. The organisation will be powered by the AHC but managed separately by general manager Dwayne Hawthorn.

The streamlined platform allows businesses to efficiently search for employable candidates, with functions that offer resume matching, an inbuilt message centre, a custom dashboard with full tracking of visits to each job advertisement and candidate screening.

It facilitates productive conversation with email response templates and text message communication, while powering the process with a resume database search function. The site also aids businesses by displaying company logos, allowing video and image capabilities to be included with ads, linking from an ad to an onsite company description, creating the ability to draft and save draft versions of ads and ensuring the ability to post jobs for multiple locations.

The innovative site will allow video interviewing from mid-June, which will be vital in these times of social distancing. The myriad of features on the platform will aid more than 65,000 hair and beauty industry employees, connecting jobseekers and candidates in one place and catering to the specific needs of the salon industries.

This new hub for salon businesses will be a win for salons, job candidates and the industry at large, pushing the industry ever forward.

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