As the push to diversify the IT sector picks up speed, so too has awareness of unconscious bias. Can technology-enabled ‘blind’ recruitment do a better job of identifying talent? In these more enlightened times, companies have strategies to beat a kneejerk reaction to an unfamiliar name, the “wrong” gender, or the suspect “gut feeling”.
Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading recruiter for tech startups and scale-ups.
We have a deep understanding of the dynamic culture and commercial demands within the high tech startup community.
Through partnering with RWA over the longer term such companies have successfully built and grown their businesses from the ground up - Clearswift, McAfee, Superscape, PassivSystems, Diffblue, Intelligent Environments, Insignia Solutions, Osirium - to name a few.
We’re aware of how critical the first employees are to the success of a high growth startup and work with founders, CTO’s or hiring managers to recruit permanent Engineering, Product, R&D, Data Analytics and QA talent.
Candidates are experienced game changers who can make a real, quantifiable difference; frequently qualified to degree or PhD level and often people who don’t upload a CV onto job boards.
Our startup recruitment expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs.
In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing.
Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).
We’re proud of our track record of successfully representing exceptional people - people with vision, experts in their field, many with PhD’s - who are looking to work in exciting high growth startup teams.
Since 1987 we’ve played a pivotal role partnering with UK startups, scale-ups and university spin-outs to build software teams. These relationships have proved enduring. ALL (yes ALL!) are award winning.
If you would like to explore your career options we would like to hear from you.