Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Ikiru People announces 13% order growth in H1 2022

Ikiru People is pleased to announce an order book growth of 13%, delivering H1 year on year revenue growth.

Our contingency products (Voyager Infinity recruitment softwareMid-Office and ISV Online skills testing software) saw revenue grow by a combined 9%, driven by a particularly strong performance from our Infinity recruiting CRM. Many of our Infinity projects have been on behalf of firms in the Temporary staffing space and, as such, some of these firms also implement our Mid-Office application.

ISV Online continues to make a contribution to profits, with clients including many of the UK’s largest recruitment businesses. A number of these firms are on multi-year contracts.

Our market share in the executive search software space (where historically we have offered FileFinder and GatedTalent) has fallen over recent years. However, we are delighted to report that this trend has begun to reverse. Driven by strong performance by our Talentis product, launched in 2021, this part of our business has added more than 50 new clients in the first half. In terms of new client wins, this was our best executive search CRM performance since 2017.

Launched in early 2021 and provided as part of a package to many FileFinder clients, Talentis now also has “stand alone” paying clients on six continents. It has become our fastest growing CRM product by number of contract wins in the period.

GatedTalent continues to make a contribution to the Group, and the period has seen us undertake work to improve the margin associated with the professional services delivered under this banner. As part of this, we were delighted when one of our employees became – we believe – the first resume writer in Europe to be recognised by the National Résumé Writers’ Association.