Arc is a community-based freelance developer platform that Australian employers can use to access top-tier developers from around the world. The U.S.-based company has a strict vetting process that only 1.1% of applicants pass and has a reputation for providing high-quality candidates. Employers can choose to hire developers full-time and pay a platform fee based on a year's salary, or hire freelancers and pay per hour.
The platform is highly trusted in the industry and promises to help you hire within three days. Finding a developer is made easier via the user-friendly platform, and a job post costs between US$0.00 and US$300.00. If you're looking to hire Australian talent specifically, there are 432 remote developers on the network who live in Australia.
- Melbourne-based tech startup, Bridge (now Pocket Office) used Arc to recruit developers.
- The platform offers Australian employers access to a pool of pre-screened candidates.
- Freelancer profiles have ratings, improving your chances of accessing top talent.
- The platform has a very quick hiring turnaround.
- Arc handles all paperwork between employer and freelance developer.
- The hiring process is fast and user-friendly.
- Arc offers a free job posting option.
- Job posts are promoted on popular social media channels.
- The platform has over 1,000 developers living in Canada in the talent pool.
- You cannot add multimedia to your job posts.
- You can only contact freelancers via email.
- The free job posting option is limited to jobs under 10 hours.
- No pricing information in Australian dollars.
There are no Australia-specific reviews of Arc, but the company does have a Trustpilot score of 4.5 stars. Of the 66 reviews on Trustpilot, most celebrated Arc's customer service and user experience. Client testimonials on the Arc website speak mostly of the quality of candidates Arc has and how easy and seamless the hiring process is.
The CEO and co-founder of Bridge, Bradley Taylor said on Arc's client testimonials page, "I am much more confident in the developers on Arc than the ones on other freelancing platforms because of its vetting process."
How to Post a Job on Arc:
Four easy steps on how to post a job ad on Arc.
Posting a Job Ad on Arc.
Sign in to your account.
Navigate to the Arc website and click "Log In" in the top-right corner. A pop-up sign-in form will appear. Sign in under "Employer." To create an account, follow the steps below.
Click "Hire a Developer" next to "Log in" on the homepage.
Fill in your email and full name.
Create a password.
Click "Sign Up."
Answer a few questions about your company and what you are looking for.
Create your job ad.
Once you've logged into your account, briefly describe your job in the block provided. Make sure that you provide a detailed job description that outlines the requirements and responsibilities of the role.
Schedule a call with an Arc representative.
Enter your phone number to request a professional call with an Arc representative. Arc will then arrange interviews between you and the shortlisted candidates.
Work with your engagement manager.
Once you've made your decision, an engagement manager will be assigned to take care of the paperwork and payment.
Arc vs. Upwork:
Upwork is a popular platform with a wide talent pool. It is cost-effective, has great features, and is easy to use. However, the consistency of the quality of professionals on Upwork varies greatly. Arc has a strict vetting process that ensures only the best quality in candidates and is the better option for hiring developers.
Arc vs. SEEK:
SEEK is well-established and attracts millions of job seekers. While it is a general job board there are thousands of developer vacancies. Its starting price of A$225.00 is reasonable considering its popularity and features. Arc is more targeted and reaches only top-tier developer talent. It is also more expensive.
Arc vs. CareerOne:
CareerOne is a leading job site in Australia. It offers a wide reach and many features, for free. It has no screening process though, so finding the best candidates is time-consuming. Arc has a free option, and its vetting process allows only the best talent on board. If you decide on Arc, it won't hurt to use CareerOne, too.
How can I create an account on Arc?
Click "Get Started" in the top right corner of the homepage and fill in the required fields to create an account on Arc.
How can I edit or delete a job posting on Arc?
If you need to change or delete your job listing, contact your engagement manager.
How much does Arc cost?
It costs between US$0.00 and US$300.00 to post a job on Arc.
How is Arc different from other freelancing platforms?
Unlike other freelance websites, Arc is a community-based platform that offers access to over 400,000 developers and 8,000 vetted experts, 432 of which live in Australia.