TempaGoGo, the award-winning temporary recruitment marketplace, has raised £150,000 seed funding from word-class angel investors to boost its expansion this year.
Launched in London in the summer 2018, the platform connects companies looking to hire temporary staff with recruitment agencies providing temporary candidates, online.
TempaGoGo is the brain-child of industry veteran Phil Pegden, former Director of Technology at Reed for seven years, and Caroline Pegden, whose career has focused on introduced cutting-edge technology (including Artificial Intelligence) into public and private sector organisations running on decades-old manual processes.
Phil Pegden commented: “The war for talent is rife at the moment, and skill shortages are a plague for companies. When companies need to hire temporary staff, it’s often painful and time-consuming. They need to find suitable and reputable recruitment agencies (and there are 11,000 of them to chose from in the UK!), call them one by one, hope they’ll reply and have available candidates. It shouldn’t be that difficult! TempaGoGo has been designed to help companies, in particular small and medium sized businesses, grow flexibly, fast and easily.”
In a few clicks, companies can find and choose to work with multiple, star-rated recruitment agencies specialised in their needs. Those with available candidates contact them via the platform within 5 minutes on average.
Caroline Pegden added: “Technology can help business owners save time and money. In one place, companies can review candidates’ CVs, compare agencies’ rates, and manage their candidates’ bookings and timesheets electronically. No more time wasted calling round agencies, searching for CVs in an already full mailbox, or faxing timesheets!”
The investment will allow TempaGoGo to fuel its marketing activities, expand its clients’ reach and develop its network of temporary recruitment agencies in the UK.