Episode 19: Rich & Ross of HIDDEN - How To Disrupt An Industry
We believe that Mavericks can change the world and that the world needs more Mavericks...and that is exactly what this week's podcast guests are doing. Rich Bloomand Ross Taylorare first-degree Mavericks. Having worked in the recruitment industry for years and running their own very successful recruitment company, they felt the need to shake things up and disrupt their industry.
Rich and Ross have literally just launched Hidden, their new recruitment venture, which aims to throw out bad practices that a driven by sales targets and contingencies fees. More than that, they are using technology to further diversity and inclusion by eliminating unconscious bias from the recruitment process...all while providing a much higher level of service to their clients.
It would be easy to dismiss this if recruitment isn't your thing. The real message here though is about what it really takes to build a startup when you are following your principles as well as trying to build prosperity. Rich and Ross are very candid about the challenges they have faces, the difficulty of convincing clients of radically new ways of working and the impact on their families.
If you are running your own business, dream of doing so or want to be a disrupter, this is a must listen!
In this conversation, you'll learn:
Why there is a need to shake things up in a very traditional industry
What makes Hidden a disrupter in the space
The strategic business case for diversity and inclusion in business
The link between the personal drive to create social change and creating a prosperous business
The impact of mental health challenges for entrepreneurs
The challenge of selling a radically different product or service
The trials and tribulations of long-term business partnerships
The importance of being able to clearly articulate what you are doing and its value
How do you navigate the territory of cashflow?? Simple...credit cards!
Why keeping your husband/wife/partner on side is soooooo important
Strategies for staying productive and not burning out as an entrepreneur
The growth of the human-centred workplace movement
How Christiano Ronaldo and David Beckham inspired two entrepreneurs
And much much more!
Rich and Ross' startup - HIDDEN
Feature article about HIDDEN in The Drum - Hidden targets unconscious bias in the creative industries with ‘in-house talent partner’ recruitment model
Rich Bloom & Ross Taylor - Founders of HIDDEN
Having started working together over 14 years ago in recruitment, Rich and Ross co-founded Gemini People over seven years ago. HIDDEN represents their most ambitious and challenging venture so far - creating a prosperous business and disrupting the recruitment industry as we know it.
Passionate advocates for human-centred and people-first organisations, Rich and Ross are leaders in the London’s growing ‘future of work’ scene and believe in truly getting the best talent to the right positions.