A tech firm out of Cork, Ireland, is hoping to modernize the recruiting process, according to Trish Dromey.
Cork start-up The Hire Lab has harnessed the power of technology to streamline and automate the recruitment process for employers and provide an enhanced application experience for candidates.
Targeting the healthcare sector, government agencies and companies engaged in large volume recruitment, the Carrigaline-based company now has sales in the UK and Ireland and plans to make a move on Europe and the US within the next three years.
Set up in 2013, the company had an early success in 2016 when it won a contract, jointly with accounting firm BDO, to develop an intelligent matching recruitment solution for the Jobs Ireland brand.
“The contract with the Department of Social Protection was worth €4.5m over eight years,” said company co-founder Lorraine Scroope, pointing out that this was a huge achievement for a young company.
“This year we’ve gone on to win a contract with the NHS in the UK, which has been another major success for us,” said Ms Scroope, explaining that The Hire Lab is now partnered with the NHS Jobs website.
Shortlisted for a Technology Ireland award in the emerging digital company of the year category, The Hire Lab is, according to Ms Scroope, now achieving rapid growth.
“In 2017, our turnover grew by 40%, and this year we expect to exceed this.”
Currently employing a staff of 15, the company since last year has an office in the UK, a market which now accounts for 45% of sales.
In setting up The Hire Lab, Ms Scroope, who previously founded two start-ups, was joined by Maurice Buckley, who had 30 years in the technology industry and had previously worked for Motorola.
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