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You need high quality talent acquisition, and you need it fast.


The Lab17 are your comprehensive solution for scaling successfully and sustainably. 

What we can help you with:


  • Generating stronger top of funnel recruitment activity.

  • Closing candidates successfully to level up your organisation. 

  • Taking your message and opportunity to the talent market.

  • Building your talent systems and infrastructure: Goal setting, research, talent mapping, onboarding / offboarding, interview processes, success measures, retention, culture and brand. 

  • Provide clarity and structured planning on all roles across all departments: engineering, marketing, design, product, operations, finance.

  • Upskill your in-house talent team by accessing new levels of skills and behaviours through The Lab17.

  • Open up our talent pool networks (our team has over 25 years experience in the tech scaling ecosystem) 

  • Cost efficiencies


We’re going to become part of your furniture

Our partnership model is a point of difference - we are in house, on board your company's growth journey. We want (and need) to be as much of an expert on your company’s product and mission as your internal employees. 


We can build your team - all of it

You will have at least one onsite dedicated account manager as your internal resource, however The Lab17 crew is all-hands-on-deck, across all of our partners. You need a team that covers all functions, and we have the depth, the skillset and the experience to recruit across a spectrum of roles - whether its engineering, marketing, product, sales, finance or operations. 


We will save you money vs FTEs

We know headcount can fluctuate dramatically during scale up mode - and that’s ok. Rather than investing in a full time talent acquisition team, you can utilise us until you gain consistency, and invest in your in-house talent acquisition team when the time is right - did we mention we can help you map this out too?


We’ll leave you with both the tools, and the people

It’s not about pitching a candidate, then handing them over. We partner with you to build and execute on the entirety of your acquisition framework. We will level up your processes, challenge you on the positioning of roles, truly define job descriptions, nail your onboarding plan and set individual goals for the first 6 months for each team member. Ultimately, you want each person who joins your team to be doing the best work of their career at the 6 month mark of joining your organisation - we will help you set them up for success.


We attack the problem through the internal lens

We’ve been on growth journeys before - many times. The internal scaling experience that we have as a team is priceless. We’ve lived multiple 50 to 350 headcounts, and our battle-scarred directors have faced successful scale ups of 500 people in a calendar year. We have earned our stripes, and now our passion is passing on this knowledge and experience to the tech startup ecosystem. 


We share the outcomes

We know you’re investing in us, and we want to do the best work of our career partnering with you. Driving accountability is high on our agenda for all involved, and business leaders engage with us as we keep their direct in-house reports accountable too; improving their own ability to recruit, close and hire. We want to upskill you team, and leave you with strong foundations to continue to grow when you’re ready to go it alone.