CLU, an inclusive hiring platform, is appointing two key people to drive strategic growth with the aim to quadruple team growth by the end of this year.
The ethical AI rec-tech has hired D&I heavyweights Emily Lawrence and Rashida Adekunle to grow corporate retention, candidate experience and employer partnerships.
The firm is also currently going through a £1.2m private fundraising round.
Emily Lawrence has a deep understanding of employee benefits and aims to drive strategic growth to strengthen Clu’s position as an inclusive hiring solution for employers.
As the Senior Customer Success Manager, Rashida Adekunle will work closely with Clu’s diverse partner network to ensure they receive the highest level of service and support.
Both roles will ensure Clu’s platform meets the evolving needs of organisations and their workforce, to help drive Clu’s target of adding one million socially mobile people to the workforce over the next ten years.
Joseph Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of Clu, said: “Our two major appointments mark a significant milestone.
“Their wealth of experience and industry knowledge will be instrumental in forging strategic partnerships with employers and expanding our reach.”
Newly hired Emily Lawrence said: “Clu is revolutionising the way employers engage with diverse talent; using unparalleled data to drive changes to hiring process, empower skills-based talent matching and accelerate social mobility for marginalised groups.
“Joining Clu was an easy decision, to support the next stage of expansion and eliminate unconscious bias as a barrier to employment.
“Truly inclusive hiring is required at every major corporation in an increasingly diverse workforce, to ensure no one is left behind, jobseeker or employer.”
Following her appointment, Rashida Adekunle said: “I was truly inspired by Clu’s commitment to inclusivity and eliminating bias, creating diverse and inclusive workplaces and driving positive change in the recruitment industry.
“I am excited to work with an innovative platform prioritising candidate experience, corporate retention, and meaningful employer partnerships.
“Together, we can transform the hiring process and impact the lives of job seekers and employers alike,” Rashida added.
The London-based Clu began trading last year to secure skills aligned work and has a predicted revenue of £12 million by 2026.
Current major business customers include the BBC, ASOS, Warner Bros and Oliver Bonas.