RecruitiFi Wants You to Tap Into Someone Else’s Surplus Candidates

Feb 18, 2014
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.

recruitifiRecruitiFi is one of many new companies (see the bottom of this post) that you may not know of yet, one that wants you to send out listings for jobs to a group of recruiters who may help you fill ’em.

You send out a JobCast, as it’s called, to a list of recruiters that can be sorted by location, industry, and more. It goes to up to 250 recruiters at a time; 5 to 10 percent recruiters respond “within 48 hours with several great candidates,” says Marketing Director Norman Clausen.

Recruiters send you back information — like a resume, LinkedIn profile, and notes — on up to four candidates (assuming they’ve gotten an OK from the candidates). If you end up hiring one, you pay 12 percent of the first year’s salary.

It is, Clausen says, “a crowd-sourced talent acquisition platform that seeks to create serendipitous matches between employers with open positions, and third party, expert recruiters who have ideal candidates who they have not yet placed.”

RecruitiFi launched privately in December in New York, where it’s focusing its efforts right now. It’s privately funded, and has nine employees, working on both U.S. coasts. More here.

Speaking of more … I promised above a rundown of few other newer companies; I’m betting there’s at least one you haven’t heard of yet.

  • Quietly building customers — about 125 so far, after raising about $6 million — is UrbanBound. It’s in the relocation business, handling it on the web, out of Chicago.
  • A new job site,, is for experienced job seekers in Canada.
  • RXinsider is a technology company involved in mobile recruiting products with an emphasis on continuing education.
  • is an online assessment tool.
  • Jobscan is for candidates to optimize their resumes.
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