Hound is predominately a North American job board and aggregator, but the site does operate internationally and allows Australian employers to post their vacancies for local job seekers to find. The job aggregator portion of the platform does not seem to operate in Australia just yet.
Hound does not offer local benefits that are geared towards Australian employers only but does feature shared job posts, candidate management tools, job posting tips, and customer support. While the website is geared toward a U.S. audience, it has received a very low customer rating, mostly from job seekers on Sitejabber.
- Hound offers a free trial and a free basic plan, which is free for up to 20 job posts.
- The platform offers sponsored posting options.
- The site shares job ads with over 500 other job sites and social media.
- Employers can reach a wide talent pool with Hound's international reach, unlike when using local sites, such as Workforce Australia.
- Employers can post directly to paid job boards through their Hound account.
- The site offers daily advice and news for job seekers, as well as job posting tips for employers.
- It features a resume database that is free to search.
- Posted jobs are featured in job alert emails sent to job seekers.
- It features candidate management and applicant tracking tools.
- Customer support is available by phone, live chat, and email.
- There is no dedicated Australian site because the job board is aimed at a U.S. audience.
- Pricing is only available in U.S. dollars.
- Employers are automatically charged at the end of their free trial.
- While the resume database is free to search, employers will need to pay to view or download resumes.
- Posting to paid job boards requires an additional fee.
- Memberships can only be canceled by phone.
- Employers can only register using their work email addresses; Gmail and Hotmail accounts are not accepted.
- Call centers are only available from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time.
- The free basic account does not include posting to other job boards.
- Any tips and advice posted are geared toward a U.S. workforce.
Hound has received more than two dozen customer reviews on Sitejabber, the majority of which are negative, with a total rating of 1.3 out of 5 stars. These reviews are mostly from job seekers and revolve around poor customer service, difficulty canceling accounts, and job ads being fake.
Hound vs. Workforce Australia:
While both Hound and Workforce Australia are free, general job boards, the former is a global site, despite being more geared toward a U.S. audience. By contrast, Workforce Australia caters exclusively to the Australian workforce. Both sites offer employer tips and advice, but Workforce Australia's tips are more relevant for Australia.
Hound vs. Locanto:
Like Hound, Locanto is a global job posting site that offers both free and paid posting plans. However, Locanto is more affordable with pricing starting at A$4.00 per month, compared to Hound's US$199.00 per month. Locanto also offers a dedicated Australian page, which Hound lacks.
Hound vs. Wellfound:
The primary difference between Wellfound and Hound is the two competitors' target markets, with the former focusing on jobs in the startup and tech industries. While Wellfound offers free and paid postings, Hound's pricing starts at US$199.00 per month for general job posts.