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We gon’ party like it’s our birthday

Happy birthday to us; we’re a whole nine years old today.

Things have changed a lot round here since our last birthday; we formally joined the Rethink Group, we opened our fourth office in Manchester, and we were crowned the no 1 most socially engaged staffing firm by LinkedIn.

All in just 12 short months.

Joining the Rethink Group last year was the right move for us. The Group’s talent management division meant we’ve been able to strengthen our recruitment offering and give clients scientific and strategic advice.

Our Gurus have long been top of their game, but the setup of a global business like Rethink just helped make our service even more on-point.

Moving into Manchester was the first obvious move for us as we grew. When we launched that office in September, we were pretty vocal about our role in reducing the digital skills shortage in the region; it helped us build up an awesome client portfolio and attract a squad of 13 Manchester-based gurus.

It’s an exciting landscape up there; Salford, an area minutes from our Manchester office, outranked London as the UK’s top city for start-up growth, so there is a pretty evident appetite for growth and an eagerness to capitalise on the digitalisation of industry in the area. And we just had to be a part of it.

In October, we celebrated even more as LinkedIn announced Digital Gurus as the most socially engaged recruiter in the whole of EMEA. We’ve got a pool of more than 150,000 followers on social media and it’s a part of our strategy to talk to those people every day – engaging with them rather than selling to them and making unnecessary noise.

So, what’s next as we head for double figures? We’ve still got loads to achieve; the digital skills shortage is at the front of our and our clients’ minds, and it’s our job this year to put great candidates out there and help our clients transform their business with great hires. We’ve got some amazing projects planned so watch this space.

We’re pretty excited about telling you how we’ve got on…

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