RecruitLoop welcomes new Head of Community and Client Services

PRESS RELEASE, 20 October 2011

Industry veteran joins RecruitLoop as Head of Community and Client Services

Following the recent successful launch of RecruitLoop with a model set to completely reinvent the recruitment process, veteran recruiter and industry specialist Paul Slezak has joined the online start-up as its Head of Community and Client Services, to build and run its network of national and international recruiters and clients.

“Their model seemed so logical”, says Slezak. “To give employers stress-free and flexible recruitment support, the opportunity to pay an experienced recruiter only for the time they worked, and above all to be able to view candidates online with high quality recorded video interviews. During my first meeting with the co-fo
unders their vision really resonated with me and from that point it was a no brainer.”

With over 15 years in the industry and having worked for both an international publicly listed group as well as a global niche recruitment business, Slezak has been a hands-on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and speaker across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.

“We are the first to provide a service of this type globally”, explains Michael Overell, RecruitLoop Co-Founder and CEO. “We knew we had the right model, technology platform and drive to launch the business. But we didn’t have a recruitment guru on the team. Then our paths crossed with Paul and the puzzle was complete.”

“Having spent my entire career immersed in the recruitment industry, breaking away from the traditional model is certainly very exciting”, continues Slezak. “With 62% of Australian executives not recommending the services of a traditional recruitment agency, and with smaller businesses having been priced out of the market for too long, it’s definitely time to shake things up a bit”.

“RecruitLoop offers employers flexible recruitment support and since launching in August we have slashed the cost of recruiting by up to 80% for dozens of companies along the eastern seaboard, saving hours of time and thousands of dollars”, explains Overell.

“Sure RecruitLoop is an online model. But we are fully aware that recruitment inherently involves people. People helping people. We place a huge focus on quality and specialisation, and all our recruiters are verified professionals, with at least five years proven recruitment experience”, concludes Slezak.

The RecruitLoop Community is growing every day, and with recruiters on board across the major Australian capitals, plans are well underway for expansion further afield.

About Michael Overell

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. Previously with McKinsey. Passionate about startups, health and technology. Surf when I can; ride a bike most days. Follow me @mboverell.