Ross Taylor

Founder/ CEOLondon, United Kingdom
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Ross Taylor

Founder/ CEOLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Recruitment Founder and CEO who is passionate about talent. Always learning, restless and embraces failure. Driven by the need for change.
Projects
  • The launch of The Talent Hack blog - Link in BioWelcome to The Talent Hack. Thanks for visiting.  We have over 25 years combined experience in recruitment. This includes most recently 7 years Founding and running our own talent consultancy. During this time, it's fair to say we've learnt a thing or two. Lessons on life. Lessons on business and recruitment. And it's the latter of these we'll be sharing in this series. There'll be views on the market, leadership, attitudes to talent and outdated processes and opinions that need to change. Now's
  • The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2015 + 16
  • The Northern Creative RevolutionMake no mistake the creative industries are thriving. The value to the UK economy exceeded £91 billion in 2016 and the sector is growing faster than any other. 1 in every 8 businesses in the UK is now defined as ‘creative’ which importantly means for Creativepool members, that employment in the UK creative industries is growing at four times the rate of the UK workforce as whole, according to latest official statistics from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Whilst London is key to this growth, widely acknowledged as the tech start up capital of Europe, there is a creative revolution going on quietly in the North. London’s loud and showy persona is being snuck up on by the humble and modest pretenders. Manchester and Nottingham are thriving, but it is Leeds that is leading the charge. Leeds currently has the fastest growing economy in the country and with overall average living costs on average half that of London (source Numbeo.com), the talent migration has started. Leeds recently ranked as one of the UK’s top creative cities by global real estate advisor CBRE. These locations are identified as having the key ingredients required by this sector to progress and develop as future destinations for the creative industries (including publishing, film, TV, media, digital, computer programming and information services). And as a destination for creative businesses, the report shows that Leeds has a huge amount to offer.   London may have the Silicon Roundabout and the obvious associations with technology, but the digital scene in Leeds is thriving. It now offers a very viable alternative to those forging a career in tech. According to Tech Nation, jobs in the city’s digital sector are up 7% and salaries are up 29% – but that’s not the only reason why digital professionals flock to Leeds. Leeds’ digital industry is booming, with more and more businesses choosing to set up shop here, be it start-ups or international brands. But Leeds isn’t just a hub for businesses – it also has a strong digital community that makes working here all the more interesting. There are over 3,500 digital and tech businesses in Leeds, with 70,000 people working in the industry – so it’ll come as no surprise that there’s a strong sense of community here. In fact, Leeds’ digital scene is thriving, both in and out of the office, with an incredibly diverse array of events and meet-ups giving everyone from coders to marketers a place to make friends, share ideas and collaborate. Leeds was the city chosen to host the first-ever Creative Cities Convention. The conference offers a brand new meeting place for creative professionals across the UK. This year took place from the 25th - 26th of April at the Leeds College of Music, and included sponsorships from the BBC and Channel 4. It is not just the working opportunities that talented creative are moving for. With the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on the doorstep and home to the largest City park in Europe, working life can be balanced with green space and well being. Leeds is steeped in history in music and film. It boasts one of the oldest cinemas in the country - the beautifully gas lit Hyde Park Picture House - and was the birthplace of the Kaiser Chiefs. With so much evidence showing a better work life balance drives creativity and productivity people are seeking alternatives to the chaotic London commute and Zone 1 lifestyle. Leeds is now the second largest economy in the country and the Creative Hub of the North. A City full of opportunity and now a viable alternative to London for a career in the Creative Industries. The time to take advantage of this is now, before everyone else does. If you are interested in exploring creative opportunities or career moves to Leeds, drop me a message on The Dots or email rossbtaylor1@gmail.com
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Work history
    FounderH_DDEN
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    The new model for talent is here. What does that mean? A Hidden Talent Partner working within organisations, and not just with Always on candidate support The employer and talent’s personal process is powered by our two unique mobile apps Helping the right people find the right jobs, without unconscious bias
    Founder and CEOGemini People
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    I co founded Gemini People with the vision of creating the ultimate talent business for the creative industries across the globe. We wanted to be true partners to organisations and individuals delivering better futures for all. We scaled to over 50 people across two locations creating a market leading brand in the process. Bettering the futures of over 2000 permanent employees and regularly providing employment for hundreds of freelancers. We became a top 20 Sunday Times Best Small Company to work for two years in a row. Gemini People continues on the next stage of its journey.
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Skills
  • Creative Recruitment
  • Executive Recruiting
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Development
  • Creative Talent
  • Talent Management
  • Business Consultancy
Education
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    2.1 BAThe University of Sheffield
     - Sheffield, United Kingdom