Platform launched to help companies hire top UK digital talent faster
A Glasgow-based tech startup has launched a platform to help companies hire top UK digital talent faster as remote working trends continue.
The artificial intelligence-driven technology transforms how firms source and on-board tech experts in the gig economy.
Gigged.AI is aiming to take on larger players in a market that it is estimated will total £1.95 trillion by 2025.
Company chief executive and co-founder Rich Wilson, formerly a senior executive with Gartner and a current board member with the The Data Lab, said: “After a decade spent in leadership roles in HR and staffing, I knew technology could vastly improve the on-boarding of on-demand talent.
“The whole dynamic has shifted even further since the pandemic, and we’ve been able to take our vision through to market entry because of the hard work of our chief technology officer Craig Short and his team. With as much as 90 per cent of work being done remotely, we’re already helping clients find the best digital talent much faster than ever before.”
Gigged.AI received funding in 2020 from Innovate UK, going on to receive the top rating from the innovation agency against over 1,500 other completed projects.
In March, John Brodie was appointed as the company’s non-executive chairman and the company is now targeting an investment round of up to £1 million to support ongoing product development, grow its team and open an office in London.
Brodie founded Aquila Insight in 2012, building the data analytics specialist ahead of the acquisition by US marketing agency Merkle in 2017.
Brodie said: “The future of work and the gig economy are hot topics right now and Gigged.AI is an innovative product with huge growth potential. The team has achieved a lot in a short space of time, and I’m excited to help support Rich, Craig and the team through their next phase of growth.”
In January, Angela Brown, formerly finance director at Symphonic Software, acquired by Ping in November 2020, was appointed as Gigged.AI’s chief technology officer.
In addition to hiring over 10 additional people to the Gigged.AI team before the end of the year, the company is also planning to launch an internal talent marketplace product for larger enterprises by the beginning of 2022.
Wilson added: “Overall, our vision is to accelerate the future of work to ensure clients and on-demand talent have a simple and effective way to connect and work together in a post-Covid 19 economy that has changed monumentally over the last fifteen months.
The pandemic has taught me how to share more – and I feel a better leader for it
As a young professional starting out in the tech sector 30 years ago, I thrived on the fast pace,constant change and demanding workload. I lived in London, Singapore and Australia…
We need to shout about our successes. Liz Fletcher on celebrating women in biotech
Throughout my career in biotechnology and life sciences, I have seen many women leading ground-breaking research studies in their fields of expertise. Yet, and I include myself in this, we…
Getting the best out of patient data is key to unlocking future health benefits in Scotland
It is important that clinicians’ voices are heard in the consultation around Scotland’s new health and care data strategy, which closes this week (12 August). Busy GPs like myself are the trusted…
How motherhood helped me be a better leader
Consider this an open letter to anyone I have worked with before I became a mother and before I fully understood how being a parent is actually a prized asset…
‘We cannot achieve our goals without entrepreneurs’ – Kate Forbes on vision for new ‘tech scaler’ network
From the very start of my ministerial career, I have had responsibility for the Scottish tech sector – and I can still say what I have said from the start,…
Finding a role in cyber was ‘tough’ for Cheryl Torano. Now she’s determined to help other women join an under-represented industry
When I decided to upskill to change careers at the age of 30 and dive into the digital world, I knew I would be starting out at the bottom of…
Why innovation and marketing are the perfect partners to make changes that matter￼
With the rapid evolution of traditional marketing and the appearance of digital marketing, technology and innovation has become part of any marketer’s life without the need of working for a…
Transitioning to a four-day week – CEO’s vow to strike a healthier balance in the workplace
I came to Scotland nearly 20 years ago from Ireland, with no contacts but a lot of determination. While Ireland will always be my home, Scotland has given me amazing…