We understand the myriad pain-points that recruitment for qual research can mean to our clients and we are determined to exceed your expectations at every step along the way.

300,000+ consumer panel

To find the right people to match highly segmented specs requires investment in a large consumer panel. And our connections reach out to many more communities as needed.

100's of fresh faces every week

We are consistently attracting 100’s of new respondents to our panel every week to ensure that you see fresh faces at all your focus groups.

Experienced Team

Our team has many years experience working together and we rarely experience any staff turnover.

B2Band List Calling

We have the resources and the experience to recruit for most b2b needs, as well as experienced callers who recruit from lists.

ASSIDUOUSQUALITY CONTROL

We are sticklers for getting it right. We want your respondents to be ‘spot on’ each and every time.

Care Factor

We care about getting it right for both the researcher and the respondent. We want to make sure that everybody has a great experience.

Taking part in focus groups, taste tests, interviews and online communities is social, interesting and rewarding!

Managing
Pain Points

  • We pay attention to screening-between-the-lines to give you the best mix of respondents.
  • We will never whinge (openly) about your insanely narrow specs but will tell you honestly what we think is achievable from the outset.
  • We like to maintain a 2-way dialogue with you and like to think we can add some value to the process based on our experience.
  • We understand the value of pre-tasks, but we’re not fans of asking CFOs to complete a collage.
  • We know that you’d like us to recruit 1 in 5 from your customer list, but we will tell you a more realistic strike rate when you brief us.
  • We won’t keep you in the dark – but will give you regular updates on how recruitment is going. If we can’t resolve any unforeseen problems we will discuss options openly with you.
  • We know that some of our carefully selected recruits will have an unforeseen medical or mechanical emergency on the night of the group and will always recommend an appropriate over-recruit.

paid market research

Get paid for participation in focus groups, taste tests, interviews and more.

Taking part in focus groups, taste tests, interviews and online communities is social, interesting and rewarding! Your feedback is invaluable in
helping shape the future of a wide range of products and services in Australia, and you will typically be offered $100 – $150 to take part. This can be much higher for more specialised audiences or higher levels of involvement. Registration is open for residents of Australia only.

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Research Connections are our go-to recruitment partner. From standard consumer focus groups through to trickier specifications or unusual methodologies, nothing is too much trouble for the team. They take the time to understand our requirements and ensure the respondents are well qualified and engaged. As recruitment is such a critical part of the research process, we could not deliver the outcomes we do for our clients without Research Connections guidance, expertise and consistency of service.

Belinda Davidson, Kantar Millward Brown Aus

As always thanks for being so flexible and working through the challenges that were presented, I always appreciate the support and enthusiasm.

Ben Markham, FiftyFive5

Thanks for your efforts on this – you really do make our lives easier and we love working with you, so thank you again!

Margaux Gin, Hall and Partners

Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you both for turning this round so fast and finding some great participants on a tight timeline, being so responsive etc. Very much appreciated.

Charlie Cochrane, Jump the Fence

Great group, everyone showed up on time and participated well, thanks again for making my job easy. It is always a pleasure to work with you!

Amanda Adams, Choice

You’ve done particularly well for such a hard recruitment project. Very impressed, Thanks.

Louise Tracy, Outlook Research and Planning

Great recruiting – we thought these groups might be a challenge as some of the discussions & concepts were a bit abstract but they were all great. Thank you!

Alex Kelsey, The Kinetica Group

Also, just some feedback on the respondents, they were all great! Really involved, articulate and enthusiastic to be there.

Roxy Korman, Galkal

Terri and the team - you have been grace under pressure with such a helpful problem solving approach to get this very challenging recruit over the line. We got excellent respondents who were all really good contributors so thanks so much!

Michelle Wood

The Learning Difficulties group was absolutely brilliant thank you! I don’t think we could have gotten a better, more cohesive and articulate group if we tried. We certainly gained a lot of customer insights through this group and have a lot of ideas to work with.

Rachel Henze, Learning Links

Thanks so much for your support during this project, it's been great working with you. You've responded really well to tight deadlines and changes in requirements, and communication has been top notch.

Jack Bennett, DIJGT.AL

The entire team at Research Connections do a fantastic job on each project we partner with. Nothing is ever an issue, even with tight timelines or specific requests. Galia in particular is a fantastic project lead, and each time we work together, I know I can be confident that our research recruitment will go smoothly.

Scott Young, The Customer Experience Company

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Lawrence Mcguire
Lawrence Mcguire
01:28 07 Jun 24
The interviewer was very patient with me and my technical difficulties setting up the Teams chat online and he assisted me with establishing the link. He was clear and succinct with his questions, steering me back to the priorities of the discussion when I sidetracked. He was friendly and helpful and made it a good experience.read more
Shaily Mehta
Shaily Mehta
23:29 06 Jun 24
Thomas Close
Thomas Close
11:38 04 Jun 24
The “meeting” was very friendly and time went really fast. It was very interesting and exposed how little I know of politics these days.read more
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia
08:10 04 Jun 24
Very profesional and great experience
Brigitte Villasmil
Brigitte Villasmil
05:37 04 Jun 24
Great experience, the calls are interactive, easy to do, and payment is prompt.
Allistair Donaldson
Allistair Donaldson
07:43 30 May 24
Brianna Miller
Brianna Miller
09:26 24 May 24
Easy communication and discussions about important topics. It was also interesting hearing about others opinions.
Sana Banglawala
Sana Banglawala
07:33 23 May 24
Prompt, excellent communication, punctual and great experience!!!Thank you!
Marnie Addison
Marnie Addison
01:54 22 May 24
Great topics, well run, on time….provided with snacks which helps after going straight from work.
William Chau
William Chau
20:31 21 May 24
thank you enjoy the experience
Coleen Ladkani
Coleen Ladkani
07:55 17 May 24
I recently participated in a Great Research Connections focus group session, and it was an exemplary experience from start to finish. The session was meticulously organised, with clear communication beforehand regarding the agenda, objectives, and expectations. The organiser ensured that participants were well-prepared, which set the stage for a productive discussion.Upon arrival, the facilitators fostered an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, making it easy for all attendees to engage. The session kicked off with a brief introduction, where the purpose and goals were reiterated, ensuring everyone was aligned. This was followed by a series of thoughtfully crafted questions and prompts designed to elicit detailed feedback and innovative ideas.One of the standout aspects of the session was the skill of the moderator. They adeptly guided the conversation, balancing the need to stay on topic with the flexibility to explore interesting tangents. Their ability to listen actively and ask probing follow-up questions ensured that the discussion was both deep and wide-ranging.The diversity of the group also significantly contributed to the richness of the conversation. Participants came from varied backgrounds and brought different perspectives, which enriched the dialogue and led to a well-rounded collection of insights. The facilitator was adept at ensuring all voices were heard, promoting an equitable environment where quieter members felt comfortable sharing their views.Another highlight was the use of real-time collaboration tools. These tools allowed for dynamic interaction and brainstorming, with participants able to contribute ideas and comments in a structured yet flexible manner. This not only kept the session engaging but also ensured that no good idea was lost.The session concluded with a clear summary of the key points discussed and the next steps. This recap was invaluable as it reinforced the productive nature of the discussion and outlined how the insights gathered would be utilised.Overall, the Great Research Connections focus group session was a masterclass in effective facilitation and participant engagement. It succeeded in gathering valuable insights in a manner that was both enjoyable and professionally rewarding. I would highly recommend these sessions to anyone looking to contribute to meaningful research and development initiatives.read more
cheryl wood
cheryl wood
05:46 16 May 24
Very helpful! Appreciate the opportunity to be involved in the research.
Pranab Dash
Pranab Dash
01:15 16 May 24
RC is a legit organisation and have some really great research project for which i feel privileged to be a part of. They also compensate well for the time and efforts. Although they have some screening mechanisms (pre-survey) in place to select the right candidate for any specific project and thats understandable as not every project is for everyone. Thank you so much.read more
Inna Bolkovsky
Inna Bolkovsky
06:31 13 May 24
Very knowledgeable
Sharon Schmidt
Sharon Schmidt
06:22 13 May 24
Great experience
Andrew Fielding
Andrew Fielding
05:49 13 May 24
Research went well I believe. Was a topic of interest to me and I hope I gave valuabe feedback. Thanks.
rob beale
rob beale
06:40 08 May 24
A pleasant evening with nice people and well organised.
Michael Clark
Michael Clark
03:34 08 May 24
The Focus Group was well organised and the anti pasta was excellent. 2 presenters went through the material. The first she was pleasant and professional . The second was abrupt a atouch abrasive. U thought he could have explained what he expected before we started.read more
Julie-Anne Rogers
Julie-Anne Rogers
02:51 08 May 24
Interesting to discuss issues
chris katralis
chris katralis
09:36 03 May 24
It was a pleasure taking part in this survey, staff were amazing & nothing was a problem. I look forward to doing more surveys with these guys.read more
Jenny Gwyer
Jenny Gwyer
00:54 03 May 24
Harry
Harry
23:36 02 May 24
Excellent communication and attention to detail. Thoroughly enjoyed all interactions. Would definitely recommend .
Jane Oliver
Jane Oliver
23:11 02 May 24
I have just completed my first ever research project with Research Connections and I have to say it was such a positive and fun project/time. Thy were helpful, friendly and there research project was very well planned and support was available if needed. Would be happy to be picked again if I was offered an invitation. 100% user friendly group. Thanks for the opportunity. ????read more
Nicholas Sealey
Nicholas Sealey
23:32 30 Apr 24
Great and professional experience. Well organised and executed. Recommend them to any business
Allison Williams
Allison Williams
04:12 23 Apr 24
Focus group was very informative. I was a little out of my depth with political information but enjoyed how the session ran and feel all feedback from recipients was well received.read more
Mr Lonsdale
Mr Lonsdale
03:50 23 Apr 24
Thanks so much, absolutely love this company. I’ve been a member for many years, interesting surveys and I always love to participate in them.read more
Cherish Pearl
Cherish Pearl
10:23 16 Apr 24
Lovely people and really fun experience
Chris La Delfa
Chris La Delfa
09:13 16 Apr 24
carlos cortez
carlos cortez
08:57 16 Apr 24
I found the focus research project to be extremely interesting and informative and found the company research connections to be highly lucrative just for one 2 hour session, plus I was payed quickly upon completion of project, I highly recommend signing up for the projects associated with this companyread more
smart770
smart770
10:18 11 Apr 24
Really interesting research topic. Very well organised. Love to do again. Thanks.
Leya Amani
Leya Amani
12:17 08 Apr 24
kayla harmer
kayla harmer
06:17 06 Apr 24
Nandani Patel
Nandani Patel
03:13 05 Apr 24
Joe Di Maria
Joe Di Maria
06:03 28 Mar 24
Great company, very helpful staff
john may
john may
04:23 26 Mar 24
Market Research with Research Connections I always find interesting and knowing I am helping a business make the right decisions based on my opinions, you feel like your part of the team. I also call a spade a spade, If I dont like the idea I will let them know, I am not there to pander to a marketing giant otherwise they may end up like Scotty from Marketing and believe anything !read more
Harry Davis
Harry Davis
01:07 26 Mar 24
Carla Walker
Carla Walker
03:04 25 Mar 24
It was a good group and healthy discussion, you were made to feel welcome and included
Margarita Veisbergs
Margarita Veisbergs
05:08 18 Mar 24
It’s a pleasure to work with the Research Connections. Everything runs smoothly and on time. Hope to work with you again. Thank you!read more
Melissa Smollett
Melissa Smollett
05:01 18 Mar 24
Sessions are always well run, informative and enjoyable.
Max Raincastle
Max Raincastle
22:20 07 Mar 24
I have found Research Connections very easy and fun to deal with. They provide great opportunities to voice your opinion about a range of topics. It is very interesting and exciting to be able to participate and be rewarded! Thank you Research connections for making my opinion count!read more
Karen
Karen
01:29 05 Mar 24
Kerry Bushnell
Kerry Bushnell
00:56 05 Mar 24
Enjoyed the experience of discussing current issues and meeting other people.
Abhishek M.K
Abhishek M.K
02:06 27 Feb 24
I was hired by them for group discussion it was extremely professional
JACKIE QUIRK
JACKIE QUIRK
10:24 23 Feb 24
Research Connections offer market research opportunites in a variety of forms and for different companies. The recent one I was chosen to attend was actually held via the web in the comfort of my home and the participants were from all over Australia. The process to apply is easy and payments are processed quite quickly. The only downfall is that there is a limit to how often you can part take in focus groups if you qualify. Approximately once every six months or so. Communication between all parties is wonderful and the process is seamless.read more
Ken Lee
Ken Lee
22:05 22 Feb 24
Great organisation to be associated with if you want to be engaged in paid research. Good communication and interesting research projects.read more
Dirk Bowen-Rotsaert
Dirk Bowen-Rotsaert
08:47 22 Feb 24
Interesting and professionally run market research sessions. Fair remuneration, run on time.
Andrew Boog
Andrew Boog
07:30 22 Feb 24
Enjoyable informative and an opportunity to provide some thoughts and opinions. Thank you
dave j boyle
dave j boyle
05:45 16 Feb 24
I did a panel discussion for Research Connections on Thursday February 15th.I would like to say that it was a completely enjoyable experience, as I was able to get the opportunity to express my opinions and also get the opinions of the other participants in the group. If you haven’t signed up to Research Connections, then you don’t know what you are missing out on. The Research Connections sessions are fun, informative and interesting. And the best part is , that there is no right or wrong answers ; it is YOUR opinion that matters.If you would like to earn a little bit of extra cash , then go to the Research Connections website and register. I look forward to my next Research Connections discussion session.read more
m quay
m quay
05:44 16 Feb 24
Pleasant fun and a great group we even had a fire evacuation the group concluded on time the location easy and accessibleread more
Kate
Kate
03:47 14 Feb 24
Dodgy website ever! They sent me an email and asked to finish a survey so I could join a group discussions which I can get an incentive payment for rewards but it was not happening at all after I had done the survey. Wasted my time for this stupidity! Do not believe this company!read more
Lofty Mclofty
Lofty Mclofty
00:43 10 Feb 24
Fun survey to take part in with goods relevant to me and interesting .C very relaxed interview on Zoom to finish
james vasso
james vasso
09:50 19 Jan 24
This was a very positive experience for me. I learnt a lot about plant-based foods and had a lot of fun. The facilitator was very skilled and it was very interesting finding out about the other participants. The while process was very organised.read more
mark osborne
mark osborne
00:48 18 Jan 24
Very professional organisation and it’s a joy to complete tasks for them
Lauren Edwards
Lauren Edwards
10:27 16 Jan 24
Great session allowing for everyone to have a voice
Nithin Salgunan
Nithin Salgunan
05:51 16 Jan 24
Vidhi Chitalia
Vidhi Chitalia
01:51 12 Sep 23
Genuine research survey with interesting topics to take part in. My partner and I both love participating and have super fun experience with other people involved. The moderator kept the discussion interesting and really listens to what you have to say. I felt my opinions were valued and listened to. I would love to participate more. @researchconnections !read more
Udara David
Udara David
00:02 23 Aug 23
Fantastic research company. Studies and focus groups are fun and pay well. Prompt communication and payments too! Highly recommended.read more
Pat Chan
Pat Chan
06:22 17 Aug 23
This is a bona fide agency that takes pride in its research work and I enjoy participating in their focus groups.
Quyen Nguyen
Quyen Nguyen
06:17 15 Jun 23
I am happy to be a participant in the studies conducted by Research Connections. I have been living in Australia not long enough and my English is a barrier for the research. I hope I will have more experience to share and contribute to the researchread more
Mark Howie
Mark Howie
06:18 10 Mar 20
I have always felt valued as a participant in the studies conducted by Research Connections. As I am opinionated and forthright, I often offer alternative viewpoints that hope to broaden perception and significantly contribute to the research. I find the integrity and professionalism of the entire team, at Research Connections, to be of a high standard. Whilst the topics continue to be relevant and current that focus on a commitment to the importance of research groups.read more
Naomi Duan
Naomi Duan
21:34 09 Mar 20
I was doubting the legitimacy of this company BUT after I attended the first research session in city, I found they are doing something good. 😀 We were able to discuss most interest things about the early-stage development of a new financial product. 2-hours past quickly with others. Light food and drinks are provided which is really sweet. Got the payment right after the session. I would like to go another day again 🙂read more
Lisa Burke
Lisa Burke
01:05 07 Mar 20
At first I was not certain or confident this was a legitimate company and spent some time researching their background and reading comments from others who had participated in research interviews. All the comments I read were positive and led me to believe this was an above board company. I have participated in one research interview and found it to be a professional and well organised process. The interviewer was skilled at making me feel comfortable and ensuring the process allowed me time to think about my answers, rather than feeling rushed. The payment for the interview was made very promptly. I would be happy to participate again in the future.read more
Tim W
Tim W
00:39 05 Mar 20
The focus groups can be really interesting and even educational as they can be on a range of things that will naturally be relevant to you. Ones I’ve been to are always well run and of course it’s a good little income earner as well. Good to take part in and probably quite valuable to provide feedback on goods and services you use.read more
Riley O'Neill
Riley O’Neill
00:11 05 Mar 20
Had a great experience with Research Connections. Called me at the exact time they had specified. I completed the 45min interview which was no worries at all. Questions were based around my own experiences. Then the $100 was in my account the next day. Would happily do more research interviews for this company.-Rileyread more
Rob Sawyer
Rob Sawyer
22:05 04 Mar 20
I’ve completed a variety of research projects (interviews, online surveys, groups discussions) for this company over many years. Maybe one or two each year. Have to say they are always professional and a pleasure to deal with. I’ve enjoyed the topics that have been discussed and always come away learning something new. Plus you get paid for your opinions etc. Happy to recommend them.read more
Andrew Willshire
Andrew Willshire
10:38 04 Mar 20
Great experience! The tasks are straightforward and pretty fun to boot! You get to chat with the moderators and they respect interesting & different points of view. Exactly as I’d hoped for, plus the payment is super fast! Would definitely recommend checking them out for a cool way to earn online 🙂read more
ross blazely
ross blazely
09:45 04 Mar 20
Genuine research on a wide & very interesting range of topics. All thoughts are encouraged with very active participation from everyone in attendance, who are from a wide distribution of participants. Thoroughly enjoyable & an added benefit is the tax free renumeration. I have been very happy to participate in 3 surveys in the last couple of years & unfortunately I have been declined once as I didn’t fit the selection criteria for the particular survey. I would recommend participation & registration to all; and you meet some amazing people with varying opinions.read more
Debbie Parkinson
Debbie Parkinson
08:42 04 Mar 20
The survey was legitimate and seemed to be for a political party locally. We were the last session so there were time constraints which could have been better managed and if they had been would have allowed for better quality answers via more discussion time. I felt better value would have been obtained by having participants document their feeling rather than having discussion manipulated or truncated by the presenter. I think there would have been more value to the client by having a less time pushed arrangement. Whilst I am not a supporter of the obvious client I respect that they have paid to have a valuable outcome for their money.read more
David Tucker
David Tucker
08:34 04 Mar 20
It is focus groups for big corps trying to understand consumer thinking. There’s no selling or anything like that. All they want is your honest thoughts. The research i did was interesting, well run and well remunerated. I had to admire the facilitator who got through a lot of issues and questions at a cracking pace without cutting people off. It was interesting to hear the views of the other people in the group.read more
Mark Mifsud
Mark Mifsud
07:37 04 Mar 20
I’ve been with research connections for several years now and have not encountered any issues with the research they assign me to. Furthermore, payments are always handled promptly and their communication is prompt and courteous.I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in signing up!read more
Jessica Wang
Jessica Wang
06:19 04 Mar 20
I attended few research topics in the past year with research connections. Interesting discussion sessions. They carefully select the eligible candidates for particular topics so you do need to fill a short survey. Sometimes you would get message straight away showing you are not eligible this time, sometimes it shows they might contact you later, which is normal. I registered my interest and always answer the short survey and get selected to participate the discussion on average every 3-6 months. They would provide soft drinks and light refreshment during the session, and cash reward vary from the topics.read more
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