• Contractor Signup

    Latest Release Focused on Contractor User Experience

    Elevate Direct Contractor Software

    London, 24th March 2014 – Elevate Direct the end to end direct recruitment solution that automates the sourcing of contractors has rolled out its latest platform update, one of several releases planned over 2014.

    James Griffin, Client Services Director at Elevate Direct was pleased to announce: “The latest upgrade focuses on improved workflows and user experience for candidates signing up and applying for jobs. Offering the best experience possible to candidates, and ensuring more of them provide richer profiles, is a massive boost for the employers hiring via Elevate.

    Overview of Release Changes

    For Employers

    – Better engaged candidates via improved user experience leading to improved profile conversions and bigger talent pools.

    – Workflow improved to ensure quicker time to hire.

    For Candidates

    – Improved UX resulting in quicker job applications and profile creation.

    – Higher levels of automation around certain data points such as location, rate etc.

    – More visible to employers in less time providing much needed velocity to the contract hiring process.

    About Elevate Direct

    Elevate Direct is the only cloud based end to end Contractor Recruitment Solution that allows employers to recruit contractors directly, significantly reducing the high mark up costs associated with hiring a contractor through an agency.

    Once logged into the platform employers can post their contract jobs for free.  Elevate Direct’s innovative technology matches the key skills required for the job against registered candidates automatically producing a shortlist of suitable contractors.  In addition the platform takes care of all the required back office operations, time-sheeting, payroll and consolidated invoicing.

    For more information about Elevate Direct visit www.elevatedirect.com

     

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    Disrupting the Contract Recruitment Game

    Disruptive Recruitment Technology Elevate Direct

    In December 2013 Recruiter Magazine showcased five recruitment software start-up’s they considered to have ‘game changing’ disruptive recruitment models. At Elevate Direct we were proud that our end to end direct contractor recruitment solution was recognised as one the platforms to keep an eye on in 2014.

    Cited for its cutting edge technology, and intelligent matching software, Co-founders Dan Collier and Michael Delaney explained what makes Elevate Direct a game-changer.

    The Elevate Platform allows employers with live jobs to be in direct contact with contractors.  Contractors create a profile on the platform and then an intelligent matching algorithm (that takes into account factors such as job titles, day rates, skills etc) matches them against employer jobs, displaying a shortlist of suitable contractors to the employer.  It eliminates the need for a middleman saving time and money.  Speaking to Recruiter, Dan explained why Elevate is different to other recruitment tools “We’re different in that we are a closed network, there are no third-party voyeurs on our site, it’s just for jobs.”

    Investment & The Future

    Elevate Direct recently raised over £500,000 in seed funding from high-profile investors with a history of spotting tech start up winners.  Tom Teichman joined as chairman and has an impressive track record having been an early investor in the likes of lastminute.com, Touch Clarity and mergermarket.com.  Tom also sits on the boards of moshimonsters.com and notonthehighstreet.com in addition to several other well-known brands.  Sir John Hegarty, creative pioneer and founder of renowned advertising agency Bartle Bogle & Hegarty, the man who coined the term ‘Vorsprung durch technik” has also joined the board.

    Again speaking to Recruiter Dan added “It’s reassuring to be working with guys like this, the money men can make it hard though and it is important to pitch the idea at the right kind of investors. Don’t waste time chasing premier VCs if you haven’t even written any code.”

    With customers ranging from SME’s to global enterprises combined with and an upturn in the economy, Elevate Direct is well placed for a bright future.  “As the contractor database builds we feel we can only get stronger” says Dan, and further adds that “we should be able to fill most contract roles. There will always be a need for very niche agencies but we are making a dent in that at the moment, and building talent pools and pipelining resources for a number of large firms, including RPOs.”

    To read the full article and interview with Dan as published in Recruiter Magazine, click  here

    In December 2013 Recruiter Magazine showcased five recruitment software start-up’s they considered to have ‘game changing’ disruptive recruitment models. At Elevate Direct we were proud that our end to end direct contractor recruitment solution was recognised as one the platforms to keep an eye on in 2014.

    Cited for its cutting edge technology, and intelligent matching software, Co-founders Dan Collier and Michael Delaney explained what makes Elevate Direct a game-changer.

    The Elevate Platform allows employers with live jobs to be in direct contact with contractors.  Contractors create a profile on the platform and then an intelligent matching algorithm (that takes into account factors such as job titles, day rates, skills etc) matches them against employer jobs, displaying a shortlist of suitable contractors to the employer.  It eliminates the need for a middleman saving time and money.  Speaking to Recruiter, Dan explained why Elevate is different to other recruitment tools “We’re different in that we are a closed network, there are no third-party voyeurs on our site, it’s just for jobs.”

    Investment & The Future

    Elevate Direct recently raised over £500,000 in seed funding from high-profile investors with a history of spotting tech start up winners.  Tom Teichman joined as chairman and has an impressive track record having been an early investor in the likes of lastminute.com, Touch Clarity and mergermarket.com.  Tom also sits on the boards of moshimonsters.com and notonthehighstreet.com in addition to several other well-known brands.  Sir John Hegarty, creative pioneer and founder of renowned advertising agency Bartle Bogle & Hegarty, the man who coined the term ‘Vorsprung durch technik” has also joined the board.

    Again speaking to Recruiter Dan added “It’s reassuring to be working with guys like this, the money men can make it hard though and it is important to pitch the idea at the right kind of investors. Don’t waste time chasing premier VCs if you haven’t even written any code.”

    With customers ranging from SME’s to global enterprises combined with and an upturn in the economy, Elevate Direct is well placed for a bright future.  “As the contractor database builds we feel we can only get stronger” says Dan, and further adds that “we should be able to fill most contract roles. There will always be a need for very niche agencies but we are making a dent in that at the moment, and building talent pools and pipelining resources for a number of large firms, including RPOs.”

    To read the full article and interview with Dan as published in Recruiter Magazine, click  here

    – See more at: http://cta-changes.elevatedirect.yourwebisonline.com/blog/disrupting-the-contract-recruitment-game#sthash.dawTTu6U.dpuf

    In December 2013 Recruiter Magazine showcased five recruitment software start-up’s they considered to have ‘game changing’ disruptive recruitment models. At Elevate Direct we were proud that our end to end direct contractor recruitment solution was recognised as one the platforms to keep an eye on in 2014.

    Cited for its cutting edge technology, and intelligent matching software, Co-founders Dan Collier and Michael Delaney explained what makes Elevate Direct a game-changer.

    The Elevate Platform allows employers with live jobs to be in direct contact with contractors.  Contractors create a profile on the platform and then an intelligent matching algorithm (that takes into account factors such as job titles, day rates, skills etc) matches them against employer jobs, displaying a shortlist of suitable contractors to the employer.  It eliminates the need for a middleman saving time and money.  Speaking to Recruiter, Dan explained why Elevate is different to other recruitment tools “We’re different in that we are a closed network, there are no third-party voyeurs on our site, it’s just for jobs.”

    Investment & The Future

    Elevate Direct recently raised over £500,000 in seed funding from high-profile investors with a history of spotting tech start up winners.  Tom Teichman joined as chairman and has an impressive track record having been an early investor in the likes of lastminute.com, Touch Clarity and mergermarket.com.  Tom also sits on the boards of moshimonsters.com and notonthehighstreet.com in addition to several other well-known brands.  Sir John Hegarty, creative pioneer and founder of renowned advertising agency Bartle Bogle & Hegarty, the man who coined the term ‘Vorsprung durch technik” has also joined the board.

    Again speaking to Recruiter Dan added “It’s reassuring to be working with guys like this, the money men can make it hard though and it is important to pitch the idea at the right kind of investors. Don’t waste time chasing premier VCs if you haven’t even written any code.”

    With customers ranging from SME’s to global enterprises combined with and an upturn in the economy, Elevate Direct is well placed for a bright future.  “As the contractor database builds we feel we can only get stronger” says Dan, and further adds that “we should be able to fill most contract roles. There will always be a need for very niche agencies but we are making a dent in that at the moment, and building talent pools and pipelining resources for a number of large firms, including RPOs.”

    To read the full article and interview with Dan as published in Recruiter Magazine, click  here

    – See more at: http://cta-changes.elevatedirect.yourwebisonline.com/blog/disrupting-the-contract-recruitment-game#sthash.dawTTu6U.dpuf

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    Elevate Direct Nominated for Onrec Innovation Award

    Elevate-Direct Onrec-Awards-Finalist

    London, 4th February 2014 – Elevate Direct the only end to end web based direct recruitment solution for the contractor market has been nominated for Onrec’s Technical Innovation Award.  Now in their 10th year, the Onrec online recruitment awards will be taking place on the 20th of March at the Grange St Pauls Hotel, London.

    Having achieved the nomination, Dan Collier the CEO & Co-founder of Elevate Direct had this to share: “It’s very  encouraging to be nominated for a recruitment innovation award as it seems organisations are finally realising there are enormous savings to be had,  in an area of the market that seems to have been largely ignored by other technology providers.  The savings to be made in bringing your contractor recruitment in house can easily rival those made by a similar permanent direct strategy.

    ROI for Direct Employers

    In less than 2 years since the launch of the London based tech start-up, a variety of companies including large multinationals like Gazprom and Tata Consultancy Services have benefited hugely from recruiting their contractors directly.  On average clients are saving £500-£1000 per month per contractor hired.*

    About Elevate Direct

    Elevate Direct is the only cloud based end to end Contractor Recruitment Solution that allows employers to recruit contractors directly, significantly reducing the high mark up costs associated with hiring a contractor through an agency.

    Once logged into the platform employers can post their contract jobs for free.  Elevate Direct’s innovative technology matches the key skills required for the job against registered candidates automatically producing a shortlist of suitable contractors.  In addition the platform takes care of all the required back office operations, time-sheeting, payroll and consolidated invoicing.

    For more information about Elevate Direct contact Jean-Paul Smalls or visit www.elevatedirect.com

    *Taking a conservative average day rate of £400 for a professional white collar employee (e.g.  IT professional, Oil/Gas Engineer, Accountant, Management Consultant etc) combined with an average agency margin of 15% results in a fee of £60 per day.  Times this by the 220 work days per year and the result is £13,200 in agency fees.   Sourcing the same person through Elevate = an annual cost of only £3520 or a saving of £9680. That’s for one contractor per year.  A small business hiring 10 interim/contractors per year could be looking at saving almost £100,000.  Much larger companies hiring hundreds of contractors each year can expect to save millions.