Aspire to launch talent hub
Aspire is to launch its Aspire Talent Hub.
The company says the hub is a bespoke candidate centre, which will be based in Birmingham. Una McGuinness, whose responsibilities include marketing and Asia, will add the hub to her responsibilities. Alex Willis, who most recently contracted for Randstad, has been appointed head of talent resourcing.
Aspire states that the Talent Hub is designed to undertake most of the research and engagement of candidates, allowing existing recruiters in London to spend more time talking to active candidates about opportunities and investing time with their clients, understanding their needs, recruiting and adding greater value to the whole process.
In the summer Aspire will also be launching a new digital platform, Hubbul, adding another service level to that of the traditional 'bricks and mortar' approach.
Paul Farrer, chairman of Aspire, said, "The recruitment market took a long time to change, and change is now upon us. Aspire are embracing that change and adapting our business model accordingly. It really started with RPO and MSP. The drive to reduce recruitment costs, improve efficiency and quality of hire.
“The game changer was technology led by LinkedIn. Many big employers swiftly invested in direct sourcing teams and subsequently reduced cost per hire only farming out the hard to find projects to agencies. Medium sized and SME’s employers still require traditional services but they too can now direct source like anyone else. As technology develops it will become truly disruptive and Aspire intend to be at the vanguard of that change and see the opportunity to combine the brilliant skills of our people with game changing use of technology which will give a significant competitive advantage.
"Our people, heritage and brand combined with the Talent Hub and digital technology is a positive strategic change for recruitment in the 21st Century."