May 7, 2014

ROIKOI – Rankings for Professional People

Professional athletes have leaderboards, so why shouldn’t professional accountants, engineers, and developers have a ranking system of their own? ROIKOI is a web-based application that does just that, providing professionals in all industries with a way to anonymously rate their colleagues and see how their own standings stack up against other people in their companies, cities, and professional fields.

Connect to ROIKOI through Facebook, and the application will scan through your list of friends looking for people who you should rate. ROIKOI’s peer voting system is completely anonymous, so your colleagues and friends will never know that you’re the one who added a rating using the metric of “Hire,” “Skip,” or “Fire.” With ROIKOI, there’s no option to leave comments or feedback, so there’s no reason anyone should get his or her feelings hurt. After you’ve scored your contacts, get ready to see your own personal ROIKOI ranking. If you’ve cracked the top half of your personal leaderboard, ROIKOI will post your ranking publicly for you and the rest of the world to see. Otherwise, your score will remain locked for the time being.

As you use ROIKOI more, you can join new leaderboards and see where you rank across your company, city, or field. You can also share ROIKOI with colleagues as a way to boost your own score and ensure your photo shows up when people browse leaderboards in their own areas. ROIKOI is a fantastic way to discover professionals who’d be great to work with, based not just on resumes and professional skills, but on the impressions of the colleagues who’ve worked with them before.

Practical Uses:

  • Find out what people think about working with you
  • Give a great colleague the attention she deserves
  • Rate the friends in your Facebook network

Insider Tips:

  • Scores only show up when a user has cracked the top of the leaderboard
  • Users should connect through Facebook to use ROIKOI
  • Users can hide score or completely remove their accounts at any time

What we liked:

  • ROIKOI relies solely on ratings, not individual comments or feedback
  • Users can “skip” any person they don’t want to rate
  • Voting is always completely anonymous
  • Hiring managers can use ROIKOI when deciding which candidates to hire

What we didn’t like:

  • ROIKOI doesn’t currently connect to LinkedIn


  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: 2014
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Austin, Texas
  • Founded by: Andy Wolfe and Ryan Stevens
  • Web site:


  • Free

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