RecruitLoop in the Press

1 Dec 2014 | Fox Business

Now May Be The Best Time Of Year To Get Hired

“Believing that the Holiday Season is useless for job hunting can often become a self-fulfilling prophecy,” says Paul Slezak, co-founder of RecruitLoop.com, the recruitment website.

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22 Nov 2014 | TechCrunch

Marketplaces Are Eating Firms

If software is eating the world, then marketplaces are one of the agents of destruction. Marketplaces are eating every type of firm on the planet. Let’s look at where the feasting is happening.

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30 July 2014 | Sydney Morning Herald

Recruitment start-up wants to make a headhunter out of everyone

Up-and-comer RecruitLoop allows companies to pay professional recruiters to fill roles by the hour, rather than shelling out the four and five figure percentage-of-salary commissions charged by traditional agencies.

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25 July 2014 | Entrepreneur.com

An Executive's Tale of Persistence in Hiring a Diverse Workforce for a Scrappy Startup

A Bay Area manager shares some new-company growing pains. Written by Jenn Steele, Head of Growth at RecruitLoop.

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15 July 2014 | Fox Business

Internal or External Recruiter: Which Is Right for Your Business?

"When the candidates have the ball (as they do right now in tech companies), it can take hundreds of interviews just to find a candidate who hasn’t left halfway through your process to go take another job," said Michael Overell, CEO and co-founder of recruiting platform RecruitLoop.

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14 July 2014 | Entrepreneur.com

Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup

A female executive in San Francisco does some truth telling. Written by Jenn Steele, Head of Growth at RecruitLoop.

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9 July 2014 | Fox Business

How to Be More Productive at Work

Paul Slezak, cofounder of recruitment website RecruitLoop, says summer is the time for self-reflection, which will in turn keep you motivated.

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25 May 2014 | popforms

Headphones, coffee, and no interruptions: Michael Overell, CEO at RecruitLoop

Popforms Leader Of The Week interview with RecruitLoop CEO Michael Overell.

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12 May 2014 | OnStartups.com

Hiring Employee #1 At A Startup: Expectation vs. Reality

Six ways expectations and reality met in a way that RecruitLoop's cofounders and its first hire didn't expect. Written by that first hire, Jenn Steele, RecruitLoop's Head of Growth.

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1 April 2014 | Inc.com

How to Write Job Ads Top Candidates Can't Resist

What do you do when you need to hire an employee? Write a quick description of the job then post it to the handiest online job board? If so, you're missing some of the best candidates, according to Michael Overell, co-founder of RecruitLoop, a marketplace for independent recruiting.

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26 March 2014 | Business Insider

5 Ways To Get Job Recruiters To Come To You

“Unfortunately, most job seekers never hear back about an application unless by some miracle their details come up in a fluke search, often several months later,” says Paul Slezak, co-founder of RecruitLoop.

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5 Aug 2013 | TechCrunch

Aussie Recruitment Marketplace RecruitLoop Closes $500,000 Seed Round To Fund American Expansion

In its mission to democratize the recruitment industry, Australian start-up RecruitLoop has just closed a $500,000 seed round to establish its hiring marketplace in the United States.

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5 June 2013 | Sydney Morning Herald

Playing with the big kids

In the third instalment of the Aussie goes Valley series, RecruitLoop wins eBay as a client. Featuring RecruitLoop CEO Michael Overell.

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4 June 2013 | Lifehacker Australia

Elevator Pitch: RecruitLoop

In 128 words or less, RecruitLoop CEO Michael Overell explains the idea behind RecruitLoop, its growth strategies, and its biggest challenges.

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20 May 2013 | BRW

Start-up RecruitLoop takes the ouch out of hiring

Paul Slezak says he is not killing the recruitment industry. It was already dying and he's resuscitating it. He is one of the four founders of RecruitLoop – an online hiring marketplace claiming to cut traditional recruitment costs by 80 per cent to 90 per cent.

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17 May 2013 | FastCompany

How to Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job

RecruitLoop, an Australian startup recently launched in the U.S., released an infographic about social media recruitment and the organizations that do it best.

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17 May 2013 | BusinessWeek

How to Recruit the Best of the Class of 2013

The best students from top universities usually feel they must take jobs with large brands in order to improve their future job prospects, says Paul Slezak, who has worked in recruitment for 20 years and is co-founder of RecruitLoop.com

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9 May 2013 | Sydney Morning Herald

The gentle art of seduction: an Aussie goes Valley part 2

This is the second in the Aussie goes Valley series. Online recruitment marketplace RecruitLoop is just finding its feet in the US market and learning about US sales techniques. Featuring RecruitLoop CEO Michael Overell.

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15 April 2013 | Sydney Morning Herald

An Aussie goes Valley

This is the first in an occasional series called An Aussie goes Valley about one Aussie entrepreneur's efforts to make it big in the US, featuring RecruitLoop CEO Michael Overell.

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27 Mar 2012 | Sydney Morning Herald

Online disruptors aim for law, recruitment

Having shaken up the world of bricks-and-mortar retailing, technology entrepreneurs are using cut-price, online offerings to disrupt pricey professional services such as law and recruitment.

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26 Sep 2012 | Boardroom Radio

Commsec Entrepreneur Series: Video

Recruitloop Co-founder Michael Overell explains how Recruitloop is revitalising the Australian recruitment industry, and offers some timely advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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22 Aug 2011 | Dynamic Business

Pay-per-use Platform Cuts Recruitment Costs

Designed to assist SMBs tired of recruiting themselves but who are unable to afford the cost of agencies, pay-per-use platform RecruitLoop has just launched in Australia. RecruitLoop moves away from the traditional agency model by offering employers flexible recruitment support at an hourly rate, to potentially cut the cost of recruiting by up to 80 percent. Its online platform allows for recorded video interviews - a technology first for Australia.

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24 May 2012 | Anthill Online

From Sydney to Silicon Valley

NSW Trade & Investment named the first four early-stage technology companies to gain access to international business opportunities at StartupHouse. RecruitLoop CEO and co-founder, Michael Overell, said his company stayed there for several weeks during a recent trip to San Francisco.

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29 Feb 2012 | Kochie's Business Builders

A Revolution in Recruitment Saving You Bucketloads

The Aussie start-up saving you 80-90% on recruitment costs. Recruitment is expensive. Whether the cost is your time trawling through countless self affected CVs, or cash to settle over-the-odds invoices from well to do recruitment agencies, it's a drain on your resources.

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30 Jan 2012 | ZDNet

Cloud HR app Solves Chicken and Egg Problem

RecruitLoop has taken the cloud service delivery model to the Australian recruitment industry and in the process may have solved the chicken-and-egg problem that plagues start-up marketplaces often touted as the "99designs of x or y".

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21 Jan 2012 | The Weekend Australian

Cloud Carries HR to a New Level

The cloud computing mantra of 'pay for what you use' is creating new opportunities in the traditional recruitment business model. This buy-on-demand model has not only enabled innovation for HR professionals but also freelancers and customers... (A RecruitLoop recruiter) recently placed a $150,000 role for a project fee less than $1,000, which was 30 times cheaper than using a traditional recruiter.

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Nov 2011 | MyBusiness Magazine

Startup of the Month: RecruitLoop

The Sydney MyBix Expo featured a pitchfest in which startups had 5 minutes to strut their stuff before a panel of judges. The winner of the pitchfest, and this month's 'Startup of the Month' is RecruitLoop, a new web business that links employers to professional recruiters and candidates.

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22 Oct 2011 | The Australian

Smile, You are on the Recruiter's Webcam

Recruiters can spend hours identifying the right candidates for a position but credentials on paper do not indicate if their personality and character are suited to the job or company. A technology system may change this.

A huge bottleneck in the recruitment process is whittling down the number of candidates in order to find the best talent for a position. Even worse, all the hours of hard work can be instantly undone at the first meeting with a candidate, because of their appearance or an off-hand comment.

In an effort to tackle this problem, Sydney-based RecruitLoop has developed an online video system that simulates the first-interview process.

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13-19 Oct 2011 | BRW

Lifecycle Profile: RecruitLoop

RecruitLoop was born from the frustration Garry Visontay encountered seeking staff. "He had 40-plus employees but couldn't justify the expense of a recruiter so he did some himself, which he found painful," Overell says. "He used a freelance recruitment consultant to help find some full-time staff, which was the seed for what is now our business... Ideally, clients will spend less than $2,000 per hiring, whether it's one of four members of staff they engage".

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21 Sep 2011 | Sky Business News

Technology Behind Business

Sky Business News looks at the technology behind business, interviewing RecruitLoop CEO Michael Overell to see how it is reinventing recruitment for Australian employers, saving thousands of dollars and hours of time.

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5 Sep 2011 | StartupSmart

Startup Profiles: RecruitLoop

RecruitLoop is an online recruitment platform, giving employers flexible recruitment support, including innovative new technology for recorded video interviews. The Sydney-based business was founded by Garry Visontay, Denis Zubkov and Michael Overell, who promise to provide employers with a stress-free recruitment process. Overell talks to StartupSmart about revving up the recruitment industry.

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22 Aug 2011 | Dynamic Business

Pay-per-use Platform Cuts Recruitment Costs

Designed to assist SMBs tired of recruiting themselves but who are unable to afford the cost of agencies, pay-per-use platform RecruitLoop has just launched in Australia. RecruitLoop moves away from the traditional agency model by offering employers flexible recruitment support at an hourly rate, to potentially cut the cost of recruiting by up to 80 percent. Its online platform allows for recorded video interviews - a technology first for Australia.

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11 Aug 2011 | Anthill Online

RecruitLoop Takes Aim at the Recruitment Segment

RecruitLoop's goal is simple: to offer employers stress-free recruitment. To do this, they've taken on the challenge of overcoming some sizable hurdles oft associated with the recruitment status quo. Namely: cost, time, quality, uncertainty and risk.

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15 Jul 2011 | The Next Web

Manage the whole head-hunting process with RecruitLoop

RecruitLoop essentially makes every step of the hiring process up to the first in-person interview itself an absolute breeze... The company is doing something pretty unique – RecruitLoop's closest competitor isn't all that close.

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