What is Planet Recruit?
Opinions could range from trivial to socially relevant. It could be as trivial as your opinion about the coffee you ordered or it could be something very important that it potentially could change society such as the collective political opinions of the majority of the electorates. Public opinions are the driving force of politics, culture and economics. The opinions do not necessarily have to come from the entire population or even from the majority members of a particular demographic sector. The random sampling method could be used to determine the general opinion trends on certain issues. Planet Recruit is primarily a market research company that facilitates the gauging of consumer opinions on certain products and issues. If you become a member of Planet Recruit’s database of potential respondents, you can earn rewards and will have the privilege influence the decisions of companies.
Planet Recruit is 100% Australian owned and operated market research company that was founded in 2009. It specializes in recruiting respondents and facilitating various research projects that are commissioned by other companies. It serves as bridge between the companies that hired its services and the target consumers. The market research company has a professional recruitment team. The members of this team are all affiliated to the Australian Market & Social Research Society (AMSRS). This means that the company comply with the high and strict privacy code of conduct of the industry. You can be assured that your privacy will be respected. The personal data and contact details that you provide will not be sold or given to other companies. The company will not send you spams nor will try to persuade you to purchase any product.
Planet recruit has more than 85,000 pool of Australian respondents and has in excess of 10,000 New Zealand members. It database of members is growing everyday as it continues to recruit new members from various demographic backgrounds. It needs a pool of respondents with diverse backgrounds to ensure that the different criteria of the clients will be met. Having diverse backgrounds among the respondents also ensures that the data will not be skewed. Hence, a more accurate results are possible.
Planet Recruit facilitates various types of research projects that are commissioned by other companies. Some of the research methods used include the following:
Focus group discussions — these are fun formal or informal discussions where the invited participants can share their opinions and perception about certain topics. A moderator facilitate each session, using guide questions to provide focus and structure in the discussions. A focus group discussion may review new products or product ideas, discuss societal opinions, review advertising campaigns and much more. Snacks and refreshments are provided by Planet Recruit. You can earn higher compensations for attending focus group discussions,
In-depth interviews — these are on-on-one interviews regarding products (goods and services). This type of interview involves greater details than the typical informal interview. The company also conducts home-based interviews where participants can be most comfortable.
Product testing — as the name implies, this type of research involves the actual use of products by respondents to gauge their perceptions about the products. Sometimes the respondents are the first ones who are given the privilege to try the new products before they are introduced to the market.
Online survey — online surveys are the most common and convenient means of gathering information from respondents. You can participate in as many online surveys as you can finish and earn the corresponding rewards.
Shopper research — if you are invited to participate in this type of research, you will be accompanied by a researcher in one of your shopping activity at a local store. The researcher will simply observe you and take down notes.
How does it work?
In order for you to be eligible to participate in any of the research projects, you first need to register. You have to be at least 14 years old but not more than 90 years old to join. If you are less than 18 years old, you will need parental written consent when you are invited to participate in a research project.
The research projects are held at professional central location venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Some research projects are also sometimes held at homes and shopping centers.
You will receive compensation for every research project that you are able to finish. The amount of compensation that you will receive will depend on the type of project, the length of the session and the level of involvement.
The number of invitations that you will receive directly depends on how your profile matches the criteria of the active research projects. You are most likely to be invited in research projects that are near your area but there are other demographical considerations aside from location.
How to register?
You need to be at least 14 years old to join but you will need parental written consent if you are under 18 years old. You should register on this page: http://www.planetrecruit.com.au/register.html. Complete the form and click submit. You will then receive a verification email. Simply click the link to verify your account. Follow the online prompts and add some details in your profile.