The ECI Growth Survey

The founders of TheJobPost have reason to be encouraged by their progress since they set their company up four years ago.

The London-based business, which connects employers with recruitment agencies, has helped organisations including Vodafone and Nestlé fill vacancies. TheJobPost has revenues of £1.8 million and job placements made via the site grew by 187 per cent last year.

We are growing at 50 per cent a year, which sounds good, but we need to be doing 500 per cent a year. That’s when we’ll get lift off.

Ken Brotherston, Chairman

It will, however, take much more than that to impress Ken Brotherston, the recruitment industry veteran who joined TheJobPost as Chairman in 2013.

“We haven’t taken off yet. We are growing at 50 per cent a year, which sounds good, but we need to be doing 500 per cent a year. Placements need to be growing by 2,000 per cent a year. That’s when we’ll get lift off.”

That kind of ambitious thinking is one of the reasons why Mr Brotherston has been brought in. He is providing guidance and a sense of challenge to the founders to help the company get to the next stage.

“Taking a good concept and turning it into a business is where the hard work is. That’s why I joined – to help the founders make the idea more commercial, help with the funding and allow them to do what they do brilliantly, which is technology and marketing.”

TheJobPost shares vacancies with a wide range of specialist recruitment agencies, helping businesses fill vacancies more quickly and cheaply, and helping agencies reach a broader range of employers.

“Creating a Rightmove for recruitment is the vision.”

£1.8million

50 %

187 %