In 2015 a lot of the placements I make are based on a one to one introduction with someone senior in a business looking for a key, hard to find hire. It is not a long drawn out process, rather an informal coffee that leads to a more thorough process. Once I have done my job right matching chemistry, cultural fit and competencies the coffee progresses to a formal process pretty quickly. This is the best way to recruit in my opinion; use a trusted partner, someone who knows his client's business to the extent he can hand pick people from his network that will fit. The result is usually a two plus year engagement followed by promotion or moving on. These introductions rarely, if ever, don't work out.
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Last week I wrote a piece on the intersection of technology and organisational transformation in this connected age. That post summarised the broad categories of digital experience and digital change. I am now going to explain what the associated functional areas do and the kind of job titles that are found in each area. The goal is to give you a deeper understanding of not only what kind of work we do but also what kind of skills companies now need to nurture and hire to accomplish their digital transformation.ByEdward
Company Description We are working with a mCommerce fashion brand as they look to hire an experienced iOS Developer to join this growing start-up based in Dublin city centre. You'll be collaborating with the product & development team to define, design and ship new features, as well as maintain and support existing functionalities and frameworks. As our first in-house iOS developer, you'll have the opportunity to directly influence product decisions and share your expertise with the team, and will be responsible for delivering and maintaining a high performance, beautifully built app for our dedicated and avid user base.ByEdward
Company Description The role of conversion analyst for our client, an international travel business, sits within a multi-disciplinary team that covers user experience, conversion optimisation, content, eCommerce and big data. This is a internet based enterprise with huge volumes of sales online, so online conversion is very much a priority and a key component of their growth plan. You will not find another conversion job where the impact is so closely aligned with the companies bottom line. Job Description You will play a key role within the Conversion Division of the Digital Experience Team (UX, content, usability and conversion). This role will optimise the entire user journey through online marketing, content and eCommerce channels, maximising revenue generation and building customer lifetime value. It is a cross functional role requiring a balance of research, analysis, planning and testing skills, and requires an ability to work with various commercial and technical teams, both internally and externally.ByEdward
Company Description The role of UX Architect for our client, an international travel business, sits within a multi-disciplinary team that covers user experience, conversion optimisation, content, eCommerce and big data. This is a internet based enterprise with huge volumes of sales online, so their user experience team is responsible for driving the success of the business completely. You will not find another UX role where the impact is so closely aligned with the companies bottom line. Job Description The UX architect is someone who can research concepts coming from the product and design teams to prove they are workable and to ensure proper testing and prototyping is carried out on the way to pushing these concepts live. You will work with a diverse team including Business Analysis, UX/ UI, Conversion and Content teams, and you will brief commercial and technical stakeholders.ByEdward
Quick post today as I am still not finished a rather long and detailed breakdown of all the jobs and skills we recruit for. That will be posted next week. For now, I thought I would share something really quick and useful. Since I have set up RattleBerry a big focus has been on productivity tools and tricks. It is a nerdy interest of mine and one I am happy to indulge you with good reader. Momentum I use momentum for Chrome. Every day it keeps me moving forward and a little more organised. I highly recommend if, like me, you find yourself drifting away from a task you really need to crack.
Company Description A innovative business to consumer client of ours is looking to work with a senior onmi-channel consultant to help define and write their upcoming multi-channel plan with an emphasis on optimising the digital aspects of these multiple channels. Job Description This is a two to three month engagement to work with a number of stakeholders to drive the omni channel agenda via a well written plan that the above stakeholders has engaged with and are bought into.ByEdward
Company Description We are working with a IT systems integrator and they are looking for a software developer to join on a 12 month day rate contract or a salaried permanent basis (this depends on the preferred candidates preference). This firm operates across the Island of Ireland and they have contracts ongoing with large corporations and some well known semi state bodies and enterprises. This particular contract is based in Dublin City Centre and you will be working on the development of applications to help build some of the largest infrastructure upgrades in the State's history.ByEdward
The tag-line for our site is head-hunting digital leaders. We then define that by function - UX, ad-tech & data, e-commerce, followed by programmes, development and product. I thought it would be useful to write a couple of posts that sum up each of the areas and why it makes sense for a recruitment business to tie these different functions under the umbrella of technology and digital leadership. This first post will summarise all the areas into two major subsections - experience and change. The second post will go into more detail on the specific functions and jobs. I see digital change and transformation occurring on a grand scale across clients regardless of sector. So the broadly defined word "digital" is high on the agenda of banks, airlines, gaming firms, internet based enterprises, retailers and on and on. But it means different things to different people. Over the last four years I have seen how, in the main, it all pulls together. There are two overarching groups helping business successfully adapt and deliver better service for the connected age. They are, number one - digital experience and number two, digital change.ByEdward
I am sitting here in my shiny new office in Rathgar, Ireland, at the end of week one and I am reflecting on why I took the plunge into entrepreneurship once again. I thought it would make a good topic for a post that introduces what we are trying to do here. I'll address why I am doing it and what we are looking to achieve now and for the future of the company. Hopefully, from this summary, you will get an understanding of how I can help you or not. Background to my decision I have worked in the corporate world, the SME world servicing large corporates and also in the start up space working with emerging technology firms. Functionally, I have spent about half of my 15 year career working in recruitment and talent consulting. The other half I have worked in online marketing & projects, corporate account management and, finally, digital publishing & events. So, I like to think I have a broad understanding of business, process and what it takes to get stuff done in the corporate world.