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Michael Overell, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention


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What is 30under30?

30under30 is an Anthill initiative launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians. This year saw a surplus of highly qualified entrants, so we thought we would highlight some of the bright and innovative nominees who just missed the Top 30 by a wink. Behold, our 2012 30under30 Honourable Mentions! More.

Michael Overell, NSW (b. 1984)

Name: Michael Overell
Age: 28 (Born: May 1984)
Gender: Male
State: NSW
Known for: RecruitLoop

“You know how recruitment is expensive, frustrating and time-consuming for most companies?” asks Michael Overell, to which most companies will reply: “Word.”

Those with no frustrations to report have likely discovered RecruitLoop, a service that streamlines the hiring process using third-party recruiters and automated video interviews of candidates. Overell, RecruitLoop’s co-founder and CEO, is a self-described “boardroom to bedroom” entrepreneur, who left a comfortable job in management consulting to develop his idea from home.

The startup went public in 2011, and a wild first year it has been: in addition to SMART 100 recognition, a network of 50 recruiters in five countries, over a thousand easy-to-screen video interviews — and, per Overell, a million dollars in total client savings over the traditional model.

“We’re innovating in an industry that hasn’t changed much in 20 years,” the NSW native declares.

“And we want to permanently change how companies hire talent, to make it a better process for everyone involved.”

Judging by his swift ascent, it’s too early to measure how enormous Overell’s industry shake-up will be.

Anthill asks: Michael Overell, what is your super power?

Juggling. Startups need focus, and multitasking can destroy productivity. But startup founders need to master many talents, fast. I’m happy juggling projects across the spectrum of marketing, product development, sales, financing, strategy. All in a day’s work…

Introduction to RecruitLoop


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