Our Story

In 1997, Workforce Extensions commenced its journey in becoming Australia’s largest owner operator in labour hire and recruitment. Now with 25 years’ experience and a growing national network around Australia, WE are the right call to start your own labour hire and recruitment agency.

The key to our success is simple – we see this journey as a partnership and ensuring WE are both playing to our strengths. Whilst all our offices are owned and operated by locals in the community with a strong focus on supporting clients and candidates, we take the headache out of running the back end of a business and providing support in financial, IT, marketing, safety, compliance and a lot more.

Why Workforce Extensions

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When you join Workforce Extensions, you are not just another recruiter out on your own. Our experienced team at National Office are with you every step of the way. From day one you immediately receive the following support and tools:

Payroll & Invoicing
Each week we process all on-hired staff payments, send them their payslips as well as generating client invoices.
Credit Control
We support your debt collections, credit insurance and payment allocations.
Marketing Support
From website and social media development, right through to local area marketing and digital assets we have your marketing covered.
Operations Manual
You'll get access to our “bible” which contains all the necessary documentation, policies, and procedures you require for end-to-end recruitment.
IT Systems and Technology
We provide you with leading software systems that enable you to run your business efficiently from your office, home or on the road.
ISO Accreditation
We are ISO accredited in Safety, Quality & Environmental which you can promote locally in your business.
Initial training
Initial training involves 5-10 days of in-person training in National Office to ensure both you and your business are set up correctly.
Follow-Up & On-Going Training
Once you commence trading, our National Office team will work with you and your team on ensuring everything is running smoothly and provide any additional training you may need.

What a Successful
Franchisee Looks Like

There is no fixed criteria when it comes to considering a franchise with us, we understand the drivers for running your own labour hire and recruitment agency differ. If you believe you have any of the following, then please get in touch.

  • Recruitment experience in the labour hire industry
  • Experience in sales, business development or account management
  • A desire to be your own boss
  • Want a better work life balance
  • Confidence to back yourself

On-boarding Timeline

We understand that starting your own business is a major decision, for this reason we have no specific timeframe to complete the process. Once we understand your own personal preferred timeframe, we can tailor the process to suit your needs and goals.

Register your interest today and we,ll get in touch within 1-2 business days
Initial Conversation
Following this conversation, we will send you some information on franchising and a confidentiality agreement to commence the process
Phone/Video Interview
We want to understand your specific experience, goals and objectives, and provide you with important information on the program
At this point if we are both comfortable that the partnership is a good match, you'll develop a business plan and complete an application form which is presented to the Franchisee Selection Board
Meet the Team
Once you have completed and presented your business plan to the Selection Board, we'll invite you to our National Office where you will spend time with members of the team who will support you once you join.
You'll be supplied a "Franchise Pack" which includes all necessary documentation for you to complete your due diligence in becoming a franchisee.
Once you have signed the contract, we begin the training and onboarding process of becoming a franchisee.
Open your doors and start placing candidates with your clients.

Find Out More

To find out more about our Franchise Program and how it could change your life, register your details and our team will be in touch soon.

    Do you have labour hire or recruitment experience?*

    Part of our success is our people. All our Franchisees come
    from recruitment backgrounds with strong industry knowledge
    and sales experience. Do you think you meet this criteria?

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    Here are answers to some frequently asked questions that provide you with a brief
    overview of the Workforce Extensions Labour Hire & Recruitment Franchise Program.

    Do you provide training?

    Absolutely! We provide a wide range of training programs that incorporates all aspects of running a labour hire and recruitment agency. Not just upon commencement, but throughout your journey with us as a franchisee.

    I specialise in a niche market; how would that work?

    Workforce Extensions support a wide range of industries across Australia, focusing on a specific industry sector is a great way to build a strong candidate and client database.

    Are there any territory or market restrictions?

    Workforce Extensions key focus is ensuring the host client is correctly supported by our franchisee network. Whilst there are no restrictions on how we service our host clients, there are some restrictions in the way you operate your franchise which are outlined in the Franchising Code of Conduct. These will be discussed with you at the appropriate time.

    I have an existing business; can it co-exist with a Workforce Extensions recruitment franchise?

    Yes, labour hire can be a valuable addition to the service offerings of many businesses.  Your database of clients may present an opportunity into the labour hire industry which can benefit both your business and your existing clients.

    What recruitment software do I need?

    We provide this to you, Each Workforce Extensions office uses Australia’s leading recruitment software packages. This software includes candidate management, CRM, payroll services, e-timesheets and job posting modules.

    Can I sell the franchise?

    Yes, you have the right to sell on the open market at any time provided you follow the process outlined in the franchise agreement.

    Can you recommend any resources to research this opportunity?

    If you are interested in starting your own labour hire and recruitment franchise we recommend that you contact the Franchising Council of Australia & Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. These provide practical information, addresses frequently asked questions, provides a directory of member franchisors and service providers such as consultants, lawyers and accountants. Their websites also list franchise events scheduled around the nation and overviews our extensive franchise education programs.

    How do I apply?

    Click complete the registration form above, or please contact us via email [email protected], or via phone on 1300 664 862.

    Want To Know More?

    Call us for a chat on 1300 664 862 or Request More Info

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