Head of Delivery
Nick has been known around the UK tech industry as the “go-to man” for complex hiring needs for over 15 years. Given the sheer pace of change in that time, this is no mean feat (seriously, when this guy started out they were advertising jobs in newspapers and posting CVs out. In fact, his claim to fame is that he was an “early adopter” of e-mail). As he points out:
“In a competitive world, a business’s recruiting effectiveness is the primary barometer of success. All great companies recruit brilliantly. And recruiting brilliantly is about two things: knowing how to get your business in front of the people you want to hire and then successfully engaging with those people. The problem tends to be – particularly in the tech world – that the definition of “the people you want to hire” shifts constantly in response to the rapid pace of technical and commercial innovation. What we have is the ability – through our unique sourcing infrastructure and our strategic experience – to get your business in front of those people where possible, and to identify what you need to change where it’s not possible.”
Having initially been part of the legendary Vision IT, a leading recruiter during the dot-com boom, Nick spent over 10 years heading up candidate attraction and delivery programmes for Idealpeople before joining mployability, where he is now responsible for the tactical execution of recruitment campaigns on behalf of our really diverse client base.
When he’s not working, he can be found riding mountain bikes over-cautiously and indulging his passion for retro vehicle modelling. He has a nice collection of shoes.
Without Alison, none of the work mployability do would be possible. A graduate of Manchester University, Alison spent 2 years working in Corporate HR and Internal Recruiting before joining the mployability team. The glue that holds us together, Ali ensures that our virtual infrastructure works, and looks after all of our back office and internal systems.