Who are The Lab17?

Hey folks!

We’re Nick Ingall and Simon Bernardino – the founders of The Lab17. We’ve worked together over the years at companies such as Spotify, Atlassian, and SafetyCulture, building their teams through significant periods of growth.

We emerged (slightly battle scarred), wondering how we could break the mould of conventional recruitment. How could we help scaling businesses who don’t have the internal ‘people’ capabilities?

Enter, The Lab17!

We’re a small team of Talent experts (the Labonauts), who embed ourselves in growing organisations to build and develop incredible teams. We apply a product lens to how we think and work – we validate, iterate and use data to measure success.

Being human is at the forefront of everything we do – we’re candidate focused, and people obsessed.

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Nick Ingall Co-founder
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Case studies

Empowering Humanforce for Growth

How The Lab17 increased hiring capacity and built workforce giant Humanforce’s talent function – fast .
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How The Lab17 revolutionised Ubank’s hiring

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How Lyka tripled their team in 12 months and saved $300K+ in recruitment fees

The Lab17 has transformed Lyka’s hiring journey, helping them efficiently and cost-effectively expand their team to capitalise on a booming pet industry.
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Managing the hiring process

How The Lab17 managed Athena’s entire hiring process, prioritised roles, and scaled up without spending up.
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How The Lab17 accelerated hiring priorities and levelled up talent capabilities at Easy Agile

How The Lab17 took Easy Agile on a hiring transformational journey.
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How the Lab17 transformed Healius into an industry leading HealthTech

The Lab17 was engaged to build Healius’s new, digital team. The focus for the Lab17 was to attract high level product and engineering candidates from leading technology companies across Australia – introducing them to the opportunities within medical tech.
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How The Lab17 scaled Australia’s largest blockchain business.

Immutable embarked on their mission to bring asset ownership and commerce alive in digital worlds through the power of immutable NFTs.