TempBuddy appoints David Wright as Enterprise Implementation Manager

Specialist recruitment technology firm continues rapid growth and remains on course to becoming the fastest growing provider in this space

DUBLIN 22nd January 2015 – TempBuddy, developers of the world’s first biometric-controlled smartphone app allowing real-time check-in and check-out for temporary workers, has today announced the appointment of David Wright as Enterprise Implementation Manager.

David will be responsible for supporting and implementing the company’s sales activity and scaling programme throughout the UK and Ireland recruitment markets. His role will see him building relationships with high volume temporary and contingency recruitment agencies in addition to leading technical integrations that exceed customer expectations.

As the former Head of Operations for Ireland’s largest staffing agency’s, Grafton Recruitment, which has operations in 16 countries worldwide, David brings with him a wealth of recruitment and technical industry experience. Prior to embarking upon a career in recruitment, he worked for 12 years as a technical engineer for Nortel.

David’s appointment is the latest in a number of key hires for the company in recent months.

With a significant uptake of the TempBuddy since its formal launch in the UK in late 2014, the company has grown into an 11-strong team based in Dublin and is on course to becoming the fastest growing recruitment technology company on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Roderick Smyth, CEO of TempBuddy, said: “The success of the business since our UK launch in late 2014 has encouraged us to ramp up our investment in the UK recruitment sector. David’s appointment is another great example of our signal of intent for 2015 and beyond.

“With an in-depth working knowledge of the contingency recruitment sector and his authority of the industry not just in the UK and Ireland but throughout the whole of Europe, David’s appointment is a boost to the business and will accelerate our objective to become a leading provider of contingent workforce management technologies.

“David joins us at an exciting time in our development and we are delighted that he has taken the unique opportunity to become part of one of the most ambitious, game-changing recruitment technology products to enter the market in recent years.”

Since its launch in 2014, TempBuddy has been adopted by some of the UK’s leading providers of temporary placements, including a number of the top 10 agencies in the UK. The TempBuddy app provides contingency recruiters with cloud based real-time workforce management platform.

The app, which is available via the App Store and Play Store, addresses all the flaws inherent in contingent workforce management processes with a single, 360° solution which drives efficiencies for recruiters, candidates and hiring managers alike.

Candidates can quickly clock-in and clock-out using TempBuddy’s biometric geo-locator as well as having access to their work schedules and shift changes in real time, anytime, anywhere. They no longer need their line managers to sign off time sheets, which means they have greater flexibility in terms of where they are able to work.

Recruiters can receive immediate real time updates on workforce availability and any potential issues, such as pre-emptive late alerts. It also facilitates faster decision-making derived from real time insights, thereby enabling recruiters (and hiring managers) better resource planning – especially during periods of peak demand – which results in significant costs savings.

For more information about TempBuddy and how the system can benefit recruiters or to arrange a 20-minute online demo, please visit tempbuddy

City lure for specialist IT and Cyber Security recruiter

Cornucopia ITR relocates head office function from Surrey to central London EC4M as it pursues continued growth strategy

LONDON 22nd January 2015 – Specialist recruitment company Cornucopia ITR has bolstered its presence in the capital, with the opening of new offices in the St Paul’s area of the City to support its growth strategy. The move to new headquarters on Watling Street from its former headquarters in Woking comes as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Founded in 2005, Cornucopia ITR is an IT recruitment firm that has occupied an increasingly dominant position in several specialist sectors, with a growing portfolio of UK and European based banks, financial institutions, defence and aerospace organisations.

Currently a leading provider of specialist roles for the cyber security, mobile communications, and security cleared sectors, the company has achieved significant growth over the last 12 months and is set for further expansion over the coming years.

Commenting on the move Janek Formella, managing director of Cornucopia ITR said: “The new move to the capital is a critical milestone for us.

“Having grown our headcount in 2014 it was important for us to have a base where we could comfortably increase our headcount, whilst providing a modern environment in the right location to enable us to attract the key talent we need to continue to grow the business.

“More important was the need to be centrally located for our core client base and partners, many of who also have their headquarters in the capital’s financial district. Being based in the City helps us to further strengthen our relationships with them and enables improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these relationships.

“We have grown rapidly over the last 12 months and we look forward to building on our successes to date as we look to scale our cyber security, mobile communications and security cleared divisions in the coming years.”

Cornucopia ITR will continue to have representation at Victoria House in Woking, with a team of account delivery and business development consultants remaining there.

For more information about Cornucopia IT Resourcing, please visit cornucopiaitr.com

Free Leadership Summit

Had a press release from The Performance Coach for their free seminar, obviously they will hope to win new clients but I thought I would sign up anyway and pass on as you always learn something!

Between 9 and 13 February 2015, The Performance Coach, a leading UK leadership and coaching consultancy, is hosting its second Virtual Leadership Summit. During this week, the company will be providing a series of free webinars and panel discussions as well as publishing articles and videos relating to cutting-edge and inspirational leadership topics and themes. The summit will feature contributions from leadership development experts from around the globe.

Topics and themes
Some of the areas that the Virtual Leadership Summit 2015 will cover include:

  • Personal leadership – self awareness, managing yourself through change and transition, the relationship between passion and professional life choices, developing a vision of yourself as a leader, creativity and leadership
  • Relational leadership – situational leadership, developing gravitas, communication and listening
  • Systemic leadership – system leadership, systemic team coaching, neuroscience and system thinking
  • Team and organisational leadership – leading teams, team stages and communication, the inner game and leading teams
  • Women in leadership – growing a million dollar salesforce with women in Qatar, challenges for women, leaders in medicine, coaching women through career transition, embodied leadership for women, executive presence, ‘City Mums and Dads’

How to register
Registration for and attendance at the summit is free – simply submit your details at www.theperformancecoach.com/vls to take part. You’ll then be notified of any event you can participate in or any time a new article, video or podcast is published.

About The Performance Coach

The Performance Coach was established in 2000 by Charles Brook, one of Europe’s most highly-regarded business coaches.

Today it is a trusted leadership development and coaching consultancy, operating across the UK, Europe and globally within many large organisations. It also offers a wide range of executive coach training courses and qualifications to individuals which are EMCC and ILM accredited.

The company has a strong core team and an associates network, all exceptionally skilled individuals with a wealth of knowledge, insight and expertise within private and public sectors, spanning many industries. It has clients across the public and private sectors in the UK – in the health, retail, financial, pharmaceutical, professional, media, publishing and FMCG sectors – and also within multinational organisations.

The Performance Coach has recently expanded its operation globally, and now has offices in several European countries, Turkey, the USA, Brazil and Dubai.

For more information about The Performance Coach, visit www.theperformancecoach.com.

Scantec celebrates first successful IoR certificate cohort


  • Five recruitment specialists achieve Certificate in Professional Agency Recruitment.
  • Celebration marks one year as Centre of Excellence

Leading technical and engineering recruitment agency Scantec held a ceremony this month to celebrate the first colleagues to achieve the Certificate in Professional Agency Recruitment from the Institute of Recruiters (IoR).

The celebration saw five members of staff presented with the qualification from the IOR after Scantec became trailblazers for a new learning experience. The event also coincides with a year since the Wirral-based recruiters  became the UK’s first IoR Centre of Excellence after a rigorous assessment process.

Commenting on this milestone, Peter Bates, Managing Director of Scantec, said: “The qualifications are a demonstration of the commitment to learning and development that exists within our organisation and builds on the solid pledge we made last year to continue to offer the best opportunities for our staff. Each member of staff here today has worked really hard, and we are very proud to be raising the bar in recruitment.”

The new British qualification is the result of three and half years of industry research and forms part of an extensive programme of training and learning from the IOR to increase standards in the sector. The certificate focuses on all aspects of the recruitment process with seven key stages: from the management of client expectations through to sales and follow –up.

Azmat Mohammed, Director General, IOR explains: “The certificate is formal yet highly practical and has been designed to create immediate impact and a real difference to the working environment. As our inaugural centre partners, we worked very closely with Scantec to develop the content of the modules to ensure they were firmly focused on return on investment. The IOR hopes to achieve Chartered status in the future and expects Chartered status only to be extended to its members that embrace higher standards such as Scantec. We are looking forward to continuing our learning,and working relationship and congratulate the learners who have achieved a qualification.”

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