Where it all began
Who doesn’t want to work faster and smarter?
Many moons ago our founder Nick Vaughan entered recruitment and consistently found himself against a common problem, inefficiencies within a recruiters workflow. Time is wasted researching to find the correct hiring manager, market mapping or finding candidates, and thousands of emails and phone calls amounting to nothing. How could he make recruiters more productive?
After speaking to many recruiters and recruitment business owners it was evident this issue was across the board. Various time saving books later and the same problems still existed. A look into other technologies showed how data can impact recruitment, but not to the extent that was required.
Cue the AI revolution and the technology to harness that requirement. The story takes off – and the hot shot London recruiter delved into the tech world, swapping his Church’s for boat shoes (he’s not a trainers man yet) and suit for a casual jean.
This transformation meant one thing, it was on.
The techies at Talent Ticker were all selected according to specific requirements needed to create Talent Ticker and whilst the team runs extremely smoothly now, it wasn’t always that simple….
Nick our CEO had the vision, he knew what he wanted to create but did not have the skills to create it himself. Nick knew he needed a great team, but unlike other teams he’s hired before, Talent Ticker required technologists, the unicorns of society. Nick was faced his biggest recruitment challenge so far.
The Techies v The Recruiter
With experience in the financial services this London recruiter felt out of his depth when faced with the task of finding world class techies. Trawling LinkedIn, attempting the odd job board and asking around, he eventually landed his first interviews. True to his nature the recruiter began selling the dream using his best recruiting tactics to hook the techies and guide them through the steps of candidate management he knew so well.
If you’ve ever spoke to a real life unicorn (we mean techy) you won’t be surprised that initially they thought Nick was mad, but aren’t the best of us?! Despite questioning the recruiters sanity, they admired the passion and entrepreneurial flair of his sell. They were thrown back by his direct and zealous nature, somewhat bemused and in shock, remarkably they listened as the recruiter pitched the early idea of Talent Ticker.
A London Financial services recruiter found himself in uncharted waters trying to talk ‘tech’. The techies understood he needed help, and began trying to interpret the idea and identify solutions.
Is it possible? Can they work together? Will the sales guy stop talking?
Eventually it began to piece together, one by one the techies fell for the recruiter’s charm and like the best type of placements, both sides were keen to get started right away. Talent Ticker offered the techies scope to create a disruptive technology, with the ability to re-shape an industry. They were on board and in September 2018, Talent Ticker was born.
The recruiter began down a journey into deep into the potentials of technology, having massive respect for the techies and vice versa.
Suffice to say the combination of the two worlds has enabled better collaboration, better idea generation within the team which has ultimately lead to a more rounded product (as we’re sure you’ll find out).
The Talent Ticker story is just beginning and we are already so proud of where we are. We are a start-up and life is pretty exciting.