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Jobvite, the recruitment platform used by Twitter and Starbucks, opens UK office to tackle Europe

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11 August 2015

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Recruitment platform Jobvite, which counts Twitter, LinkedIn, Starbucks and Spotify among clients, has launched its services in the UK following a $25m Series D funding round in late 2014.

The firm has opened for business in London’s Shoreditch. It can be found at Boris Johnson-backed shared workplace Central Working, which is right next door to Google Campus at 4-5 Bonhill Street. Jobvite’s service allows clients to engage and hire candidates with tools and data analytics that support social, mobile and video channels.

Although it marks the American firm’s first UK office, it already has a solid local customer base, which includes DataSift, Gamesys and Design Bridge, and London will mark the beginning of a strategy to grow a European footprint.

“As an online gaming company, we work in an incredibly competitive market. Using Jobvite has enabled us to quickly attract the best talent, time and time again,” said Alex Shepherd, recruitment manager at Gamesys.

“With so many sectors facing a skills shortage it is becoming increasingly important to meet the talent where they’re active—on social channels and mobile devices.”

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VP of international at Jobvite, David Lahey, called the start of the UK division “a key milstone” for the business. It comes after the firm secured a $25m Series D investment in late 2014 to build out global operations.

“The UK and wider European markets are at an exciting stage of development. In the UK for example, the economy is strong and skilled employees are in high demand, but in short supply,” said Lahey.

“The Jobvite team looks forward to helping companies in Western Europe find the talent needed to fuel their growth and achieve their business objectives. We’re confident our existing and future clients will benefit from our extended local presence.”

Jobvite highlighted information from the ONS and claimed the UK’s recruitment market is ready for change, following a falling unemployment rate. According to the firm, recruitment and HR professionals “will need to adopt new and innovative practices and solutions if they hope to attract the best and brightest candidates”.