In the past, Smyth tells StartupSmart he’s “tried changing industries before and it’s hard to change people’s behaviour”.
“If you have a product that doesn’t require a big change in behaviour, you can get some early traction,” he says.
Together with Co-founder Stuart Hunter, Smyth’s latest startup Scouta has done just that, having successfully gained “pretty good interest” from investors and customers after pitching at Antler Australia’s demo night.
Scouta allows recruiters to refer talented but unsuccessful applicants to other startups.
“Basically, we’re taking advantage of the wastage that currently exists in recruiting and making the process more collaborative,” Smyth says.
It’s widely acknowledged within the industry the current recruitment process is “inefficient, so these kinds of unofficial groups have emerged, formed by in-house recruiters on Slack channels and in Facebook Groups to share the people they can’t hire with other companies to help them get jobs,” he adds.
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