Experienced recruiter Kirkpatrick heads up Gojob in the UK

Gojob, a digital temporary recruitment agency, has officially launched in the UK.

As a ‘social tech,’ Gojob aims to solve the mismatch between supply and demand by building an inclusive labour market, providing access to employment regardless of age, gender, origin, qualification or experience.

Gojob’s Aglaé is an Artificial Intelligence platform, which the company claims to be capable of matching the wealth of job offers available with the demands from jobseekers, with unprecedented matching speed and accuracy in a fair, inclusive and non-discriminatory way.

Candidates are selected based on skill sets, while a vetting and induction process – including the use of online simulation tools and 30-minute phone calls with candidates – enables employers to make an objective assessment of a potential worker’s ability to do the work and their reliability. Gojob boasts a less than 1% no-show rate.

Originally founded in France in 2015, Gojob went international in 2021 with the opening of a New York office, while its new London office is its first expansion into the European recruitment market.

Steven Kirkpatrick is Gojob’s CEO for the UK and Ireland. With over 23 years of experience in the recruitment sector, Kirkpatrick managed Adecco UK & Ireland for more than 10 years, in addition to CEO roles for Cordant Recruitment and Potensis. During his career he has run operations across three continents, as well as working within the Private Equity markets.

Created by French serial tech entrepreneur Pascal Lorne, Gojob is a leading temporary worker agency in France and has placed more than 25,000 temporary workers into jobs across 900 clients. Specialising in supply chain and logistics, warehousing, transport and manufacturing sectors, it is now committing €9m (£10.6m) to further R&D. 

Lorne also founded Let.com a social network for teenagers and co-founded and was CEO of Miyowa, developers of the first Facebook and Twitter clients on mobile phone.

Only now officially launching in the UK, Gojob has already worked its way up to 18th place in the Financial Times FT1000 ranking, the first French company on this list. The company recently raised €11m from Alter equity, Banque des Territoires, Région Sud Investissement and Kois. This new funding means that the scale-up has raised €30m in total so far.

It has operations in Paris and Aix-en-Provence (France), as well as London and New York.

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