“Recruitment crowdsourcing” platform TheJobPost raises £600,000

Latest round takes year’s backing to £1m

A start-up that allows employers to “crowdsource” agencies online today announced it has raised a further £600,000, taking its total investment in 2014 to £1m.

Founded in 2010, TheJobPost is an online recruitment platform which connects employers to a network of around 35,000 specialist and niche recruiters across the UK, eliminating the need to approach agencies individually.

Since launch it has amassed around 250 clients – with Harrods, Epson and Lloyd’s Register amongst them – and the latest investment will allow it to scale its offering further as it looks to enter a period of accelerated growth.

A previous investment of £400,000 earlier in the year allowed TheJobPost to invest in new hires, sales and marketing.

Various investors will take seats on the company’s board following the £600,000 deal; co-founder of management consultant Jenson8 Cindy Irvine and former group HR director of BT Alex Wilsom will join as non-executive directors, whilst tech entrepreneur and former Robert Walters CFO Thomas Chambers will join as a board advisor.

John Paul Caffery, co-founder and CEO of TheJobPost, said: “Our recent investment in a much stronger technology development team, increased sales, marketing and events capability means we’ve been able to meet demand from both major UK employers and RPO providers to deliver improved hiring effectiveness which is increasingly integrated with existing HR and talent management software.

“We are the only recruitment platform able to deliver both permanent and contract solutions and, with the biggest network of registered recruiters, we’re ideally placed to capitalise on demand and deliver exceptional results.”

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