New recruitment platform goes live
Online recruitment platform The Hub has gone live with candidates and job vacancies from event industry employers and recruiters, 17 May.
The Hub’s founder Robert Kenward said the platform, which is free to use for the next six months, is “community driven”, created to enable people to find work, and for companies and recruiters to find talent.
Kenward said The Hub has received job vacancies from the likes of Imagination, IMEX Group, DRPG, GPJ, Sleek Events, MCI Group, Montgomery, BCD Meeting and Events, Mash Media, XYZ, Nteractive, Identity, DN Events, ACA Live, Expocast and You Search & Select.
The Hub is supported by 19 community partners, including industry associations AEO, AEV and ESSA (working together as the EIA), EVCOM, HBAA, NOEA, AFO, ILEA (UK & Ireland Chapter), mia, MPI (UK & Ireland Chapter), ICCA (UK & Ireland Chapter), and industry groups and charities including the Alliance of Independent Event Agencies (AIEA), Diversity Ally, Eventprofslive, Meeting Needs, Fast Forward 15, IMEX Group and EventWell.
Kenward said the centralised CV hub has already had 390 people register, who can be found by companies and recruiters once their profiles are activated.
“It’s been humbling to see so many of the leading industry players support The Hub as community partners or by posting vacancies. The world has changed, it’s time recruitment did too.”
Selected community partner comments
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group
“We’re proud to be a community partner for The Hub. The events industry has a long and successful history of working together and we believe that continued collaboration will underpin the sector’s recovery. Recruitment is set to play a crucial part in helping the sector build back up and The Hub is a vital tool in supporting talent.”
Gabby Austen-Browne, co-founder of Diversity Ally
“Diversity and inclusion will soon become part of the fabric of our fantastic community. Recruitment and the talent pipeline is a part of the puzzle towards a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, which can only benefit our industry. We are excited to see a recruitment hub ahead of the curve and keen to support this, which is why Diversity Ally is delighted to be community partners of The Hub.”
Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia
“As the mia has always championed and celebrated talent within the business meetings and events sector, we are delighted to become a community partner of The Hub. With its fresh approach to recruitment, it is likely to be of great benefit to our members, who will be able to take advantage from preferential rates when posting vacancies and searching the sector-specific website for candidates.”