Dragons’ Den Bartlett launches talent acquisition platform for digital skills gap

London-based Flight Story has launched Flight Talent, a talent acquisition platform and community, specialising in hires for professions introduced by the ‘digital wave’.

Flight Story is a communications group founded by Steven Bartlett (pictured, from BBC’s Dragons’ Den), the co-founder of social media agency Social Chain, and Social Chain’s former manager director Oliver Yonchev.

The ‘digital wave’ has driven technological advancements across industries creating new positions in functions including social media, digital marketing, AI, Web3 and blockchain. Flight Talent will bridge the talent deficit, which is reported to be holding 70% of businesses back from keeping up with the pace of change.

To help businesses anticipate hiring needs and maximise the opportunities presented by new and evolving industries, Flight Talent will be an exclusive community, managed by Bartlett, pairing businesses with talent of the right calibre and skill sets to ensure they stay ahead of the curve.

Yonchev, CEO and co-founder of Flight Story, said: “The internet is rapidly evolving. In order for businesses to keep up with the pace of change, they need to hire correctly ahead of this growing sector.”

Bartlett, co-founder of Flight Story, added: “Finding skilled and passionate people is difficult, and in this new world, high-quality candidates aren’t on traditional recruitment platforms. At Flight Story, we understand what it takes to make companies thrive in change. This is why we built Flight Talent.”

Flight Talent will be spearheaded by Hannah Rolph, director of people and talent, who has more than 10 years of experience in talent acquisition, most recently leading law firm Allen & Overy’s UK talent programme.

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