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Skillsnap appoints Sales Director

Sussex business SkillSnap has appointed Phil Adeosun to the position of Sales Director boosting its senior team as it prepares to increase its presence in the UK recruitment industry.

Adeosun will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the sales department within the business and will contribute to the overall growth strategy, helping to achieve further business within the UK. This leadership addition will enable the company to build on its strong brand reputation, increase its pace of technology innovation and best position itself for the next phase of growth.

Adeosun has worked with fast growth start-ups such as STEMX, LaunchPad Recruits and in the recruitment technology industry for over a decade, helping them to scale with a view to achieving their vision and creating economic opportunity for millions of professionals globally. SkillSnap Recruit, the platform used by employers to quickly attract, engage and hire the right candidate, allows him to extend this mission and focus on positively impacting businesses and changing the talent landscape.

Ben Aymé, Founder, SkillSnap said; “I am delighted to have Phil’s energy and experience on side as we commercialise the business and secure significant client partnerships. Phil has been responsible for many big client wins and his extensive strategic development will provide a solid foundation as we build the team.Phil is the right leader at the right time – not only does he believe in the vision and mission, but he's already successfully accomplished it for similar businesses, and understands the magnitude of the opportunity SkillSnap Recruit has to improve the world of talent acquisition.”              

Phil Adeosun, Sales Director, SkillSnap said; “What excites me is taking to market an innovative technology that enables companies to improve their business. The CV is 500 years old. It is a flat, un-read, old-fashioned document completely unsuited to the needs of the modern post-digital economy. Our mission is to make it as easy and cost effective as possible to get the right employer and employee fit to ensure that not only is the job filled but that the person remains in that employment for as long as possible.”

An area of focus will be the hospitality industry that is facing a dire skills shortage. According to new joint research from the University of Cambridge and SkillSnap, in 2018 in bars, pubs and clubs alone over 125,000 UK roles will need to be filled. The figure is even higher for restaurants and cafés where almost 250, 000 positions need to be recruited. The crisis has been accelerated by high staff turnover and expected freedom of movement restrictions anticipated by Brexit.