New startup, talent.io, plans to take on the failing IT recruitment market by bringing innovative companies direct to thousands of skilled developers.
How the platform works
talent.io is a selective recruitment platform that brings together firms with talented developers, while eliminating the recruitment process.
Each week, it handpicks the best candidates (around 10%) from a pool of weekly sign ups – based on their skills and availability – and companies use the platform to interact with them during a two-week session. They connect with the developers that best suit their needs and send job descriptions including salary range as well as request interviews. If candidates are interested, both sides meet and the process goes on, with talent.io staff on hand to provide salary negotiation advice and more.
“Our platform is designed to take the pain out of hiring people. No more middlemen, no more time wasting and no more irrelevant candidates. We are human-centric too; we are not a sales team focused on getting our numbers up and we don’t use algorithms to select candidates. talent.io is made up of engineering industry experts who put the customer service back into recruitment. We bring quality job offers to quality developers because we truly understand their needs and wants,” said John Hazelton, Country Manager UK at talent.io.
Tech sector growth after Brexit
Within the next 12 months, talent.io has forecast that it will sign up over 1,000 companies – and it looks attainable as investments in the digital sector thrive despite the impending Brexit. Global investment firms have pledged to continue their support for the UK’s tech sector, with many citing London as an important hub for future growth. PitchBook data sourced by London & Partners found that, in the last five years, London’s technology sector received more venture capital investment than any other major European city.
“Despite the uncertain economy that lies ahead, London remains the number one tech ecosystem in Europe, and it’s been given a boost after Apple, Google and Facebook recently announced plans to hire more staff in the UK. As more companies follow suit, and new startups launch, we will see a huge increase in demand for developers,” commented Jonathan Azoulay, Founder of talent.io.
Edited from press release by Jordan Platt.