You might have some questions about how Talent Connect can work for your business

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions for you.

What happens after you swipe right?  

Get connected! Have a conversation on the app or grab a cuppa to chat about what you’re looking for.  


What if I need to hire someone for a personal short-term project like landscaping at my house or an art project, can I use this app? 

Yes – you can. When you’re signing up, put your name in the business name section, and in the about section, explain what you’re looking for.  


Can I upload a role to Talent Connect? What type of positions can I put on here? 

Talent Connect has been designed so you can connect with people who have the skillset you after. Since Talent Connect is a skills-based app, you’re unable to upload job roles, but you can explain what you’re looking for in a person for your business. Think of this app as the new way to get the word out you’re looking for someone.  


What type of people will be on the platform? 

A whole range. Talent Connect is for everyone – whether you have a background in building, administration, communications, art, landscaping, design, logistics, etc. We’re a community full of diverse people, which means there will be a wide range of skilled individuals on the app. You could be looking to hire a freelancer, or you could be looking to fill a role in the company, see what’s out there for you.


I need to re-connect with someone I didn’t match with. How do I do this? 

If it happened immediately, you can use the back button. 


I can’t find a skill I need for a role. What do I do? 

If a skill you’re looking for is not in the pre-populated skills list, type it in the ‘add skills’ area, and click on the plus sign. If you find there are more skills you’d like to see in the pre-populated list, send us an e-mail at


If I find someone through the app, do we go through a typical job interview?  

It’s up to you. Since Talent Connect is more of a non-formal way to connect with job-seekers, we’d recommend meeting up and having a face-to-face kōrero.  


Why should my business use talent connect to find people instead of conventional job advertising platforms like SEEK or TradeMe? 

Platforms like SEEK and TradeMe are easy enough for a business to put a job advertisement up, but these platforms narrow down the number of potential applicants a business could be getting. If a person has low confidence in their qualifications or ability, or if the application process is too complicated, they can be easily swayed not to apply. It also doesn’t capture people who are casually looking for new work. With Talent Connect, employers can meet Whanganui locals with transferable skills that they can tap into for their business. 


I’ve got some feedback to make the app better. How do I get in contact with you? 

We’d love to hear your feedback. If you have any suggestions of skills to add or functionalities to improve, please get in contact with us. Our e-mail address is

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