Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Ethical AI tech firm grows commercial arm with two key hires to drive strategic growth

Clu, a leading inclusive hiring platform, today announces the appointment of two key hires to drive strategic growth with the aim to quadruple team growth by the end of this year.

The ethical AI rec-tech, which is currently going through a £1.2million private fundraising round, has hired D&I heavyweights Emily Lawrence and Rashida Adekunle to grow corporate retention, candidate experience and employer partnerships. 

Emily Lawrence brings her extensive experience, network and deep understanding of employee benefits to play a pivotal role in driving strategic growth to strengthen Clu's position as the preferred inclusive hiring solution for employers.  

As the Senior Customer Success Manager, Rashida Adekunle will work closely with Clu's diverse partner network, ensuring their needs are understood, their goals are met, and they receive the highest level of service and support. 

Both roles will ensure Clu's fully accessible and inclusive platform meets the evolving needs of organisations and their workforce, to help drive Clu’s target of adding one million socially mobile people to the workforce over the next ten years. 

"Our two major appointments mark a significant milestone for Clu," said Joseph Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of Clu. “Their wealth of experience and industry knowledge will be instrumental in forging strategic partnerships with employers and expanding our reach, further enhancing our position as a leading hiring platform and HR solution in the UK, with future plans for roll out throughout Europe." 

Emily Lawrence added: "Clu is revolutionising the way employers engage with diverse talent; using unparalleled data to drive changes to hiring process, empower skills-based talent matching and accelerate social mobility for marginalised groups.  

“Joining Clu was an easy decision, to support the next stage of expansion and eliminate unconscious bias as a barrier to employment. Truly inclusive hiring is required at every major corporation in an increasingly diverse workforce, to ensure no one is left behind, jobseeker or employer.” 

Rashida Adekunle adds: "I was truly inspired by Clu's commitment to inclusivity and eliminating bias, creating diverse and inclusive workplaces and driving positive change in the recruitment industry. I am excited to work with an innovative platform prioritising candidate experience, corporate retention, and meaningful employer partnerships. Together, we can transform the hiring process and impact the lives of job seekers and employers alike.” 

Since it began trading last year, the London-headquartered company has disrupted the rec-tech market by securing skills aligned work for nearly 7,000 people, onboarded over 10,000 users and created 33,000 role matches a week with a predicted revenue of £12 million by 2026. Current major business customers include the BBC, ASOS, Warner Bros, and Oliver Bonas. 

To find out more about Clu, visit here and to see Emily’s LinkedIn click here and for Rashida’s, visit here.