From a Technical Expert to A Successful Recruitment Business Owner with An Outsourced Team
Owner, Digital Talent Hub
Reema Gainleyis an ex-Digital and Technical professional and the founder and owner of Digital Talent Hub, a niche Digital and Technology specialist recruitment company, run by ex-Digital and Technology senior commercial and technical industry professionals.
Reema has achieved something unique in the recruitment market. She set up a successful recruitment company with zero experience in recruiting or running a recruitment organisation.
In her own words:“I felt like the recruitment industry provided an excellent opportunity for flexible working while I was also able to offer a high-qualityconsultative service.
The more I spoke to people about it, having worked in industry; having used recruitment companies effectively; having dealt with good ones and bad ones during my career as I hired my teams and going through all those pain points when you are hiring and building out technical and commercial teams.
I knew my experience could add tremendous value, and I could still create that offering while not having to travel extensively around the world like I was doing in my previous role.”
Reema was ambitious and knew that to scale her virtual recruitment business model effectively, she would need help. That is when she spoke to Nicky on a profit accelerator call and then went onto join RockIT.
Reema hasseveral goals she wants to achieve. Here is a summary of what they are and her corresponding results after working with Nicky, Katy and the Centred Excellence team.
The Outcome Reema Wanted:
- To grow and scale Digital Talent Hub while working part-time across the UK, Europe and
- To consistently provide service at an exceptional level to clients and candidates.
- To offer flexible working opportunities to digital professionals who no longer wanted to work in the city.
- To provide a retained service.
- To move from the 360 model to something else which would be better for Reema’s candidates, clients and virtual team.
Final Words from Reema About RockIT and Centred Excellence
“So, for me, as someone completely new to running a recruitment company, I would say it’s been invaluable for my business. It’s given me knowledge of the pitfalls that I can altogether avoid as I’m growing my business.
RockIT is essentially a blueprint on which to create a successful business, and that’s been fantastic for me because otherwise, that would’ve taken me a lot more research and a lot more trial and error.
Also, what’s been great is I’ve got to communicate every week with other recruitment business owners. To understand their challenges or what’s not working for them and everyone’s been incredibly supportive, it’s an excellent place for us to collaborate and share information and resources as well which has accelerated my learning.
I can’t put a value on it; it’s been fantastic.”