TalentSpark ignites Scotlands start-up community
Devised by Scotland-based Eden Scott, the community driven proposition encourages candidates, clients and investors alike to come together in order to expand Scotland’s evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Scotland’s SME space accounts for almost half (42%) of private sector jobs and employs approximately 1.1m people. However, Eden Scott has stated, the intensifying war for talent is making it difficult for entrepreneurs to compete with large employer brands to lure the best people, resulting in it taking the initiative to create TalentSpark, forming a community of startup experts to provide insight, jobs and a networking calendar.
The service is completely free of charge, entrepreneurs can advertise their roles on the platform and candidates can gain access to the best startup jobs in Scotland.
Jane Kennedy, Eden Scott’s evangelist for TalentSpark, said, “This isn’t just a job board, TalentSpark is an ecosystem for advice and support. It’s a nascent venture and we’re keen to enlist other likeminded partners to develop the hub in order to give something back to the entrepreneurial community and enable the next generation of Scottish enterprise."
One such company who has already reaped the rewards of TalentSpark is TVSquared. Lindsay Terrell, director of client services at the compnay, said, “As a rapidly growing start-up, recruiting the right people that fit with our culture and has the right technical skills sets is hugely important. TalentSpark has aided us in making some excellent recent hires to help drive our business forward."