The Dayak Model Grows

Sep 29, 2008

The Dayak team is keeping up its impressive growth, particularly among independent recruiters who like the company for the exposure it provides to larger companies.

Dayak, which was nominated for OnRec’s “2008 Game Changing Recruiting Technology Award,” is also flaunting its 832 new recruiters who joined the site in August. This figure, the Carlsbad, California-based company says, is more than double its original projection of 400. In addition, new job postings on the site jumped 24% from July to August.

The online recruiting marketplace has seen over 1,200 jobs posted on its site. Dayak prompts employers to choose the fee they’re willing to pay recruiters for a successful hire, a clear shift away from percentage-based fees.

Dayak’s chief executive officer, Allan Sabol, notes that in our current weak economy, his company’s service may help to “drive down recruiting expenses at a time when most companies are seeking ways to cut costs.”

Both Dayak and its competitor BountyJobs went home empty-handed after OnRec’s “2008 Game Changing Recruiting Technology” award ultimately went to JobStick, but their inclusion in the award nomination says something about the changing potential for recruiting technologies around the world.

R.D. Whitney, Onrec’s chief executive officer, notes that “the recruiting marketplace is rapidly changing and Dayak is an obvious change agent.”

Whitney added that Dayak “establishes a unique marketplace in the talent management quest — it speeds up the hunt, and lowers recruiting expenses for organizations.”

In an interview on Cheezhead, Sabol said Dayak is focused on linking employers with the 80,000 independent recruiters in the United States who may not have otherwise been given the opportunity to work for the kind of companies posting on Dayak.

Unlike competitor BountyJobs, Sabol says Dayak gives “small and large companies the ability to leverage the experience and skill of the independent recruiters and boutique firms who can fill positions quickly and for a much more reasonable fee.”

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