hackajob, the digital recruitment business on a mission to eliminate unconscious bias in the hiring process, has attracted leading industry figure Matt Holmes to the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Founded in 2014, hackajob is an AI-powered platform specialising in recruiting for technology roles and currently has more live London-based technical candidates than LinkedIn in London.
It uses its proprietary machine learning platform to support unbiased hiring of candidates based on pure skill, and supports technology giants and start-ups alike, with clients including Apple, Argos and Vodafone. It recently raised $6.7m in Series A funding and Holmes is set to spearhead and accelerate hackajob’s UK and international growth.
Holmes joins hackajob from Impellam PLC, an international staffing specialist company, where he was of the Managing Director at onezeero, part ofthe Impellam Group. Holmes brings 14-years of industry knowledge to hackajob, specifically in recruiting for technical roles, as well as a huge personal interest in artificial intelligence, machine learning and science. With a full responsibility for hackajob’s UK, European and US expansion, Holmes will play a crucial role in advancing ambitious development plans across territories, supporting the company’s aim of being the number one platform for any company looking to fill a technical role.
Commenting on the move, Matt Holmes said, “hackajob stands out in the recruitment marketplace as a company that truly challenges the tired status quo of CVs, human bias, and non-technical people recruiting for advanced technology roles.
“2019 is the year we launch new test products for Software Engineering, DevOps and Architecture roles, as well as expand in new sectors such as marketing and finance, and I am excited to be at the forefront of innovation, diversity and talent in technology.”
CEO and Co-Founder of hackajob, Razvan Creanga, added, “Matt’s reputation in the industry precedes him, and his experience will be essential to scaling up the company. Meritocratic hiring is at the heart of everything we do, and Matt’s move shows the sea change that is set to affect the recruitment and HR industry, more and more people are realising that the historic model of CVs and process-led interviews is outdated.”