We’re all for embracing a New Year, but today we’re casting our minds back to 2015.

If this is your first time visiting the blog, then hello. We’re Hireserve, a recruitment technology provider, delivering recruitment software to organisations across the UK and Europe.

We’re also a team of developers, support and implementation consultants, marketers, accountants and more. So we’re going to take you through some of the personal highlights this small recruitment technology provider experienced in 2015.

2015 – What happened?

Karen presented at Henley Business School

Karen joined a panel of SMEs to discuss the benefits the KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) scheme delivered to Hireserve. Academic-business collaboration has long been a passion of ours, and this event was an opportunity for Karen to share our experiences of the KTP.

We held the Hireserve User Group

As a recruitment technology supplier, it’s essential that our customers feel supported and up to date with product and industry news. In March 2015 we held our 7th User Group – a free, annual conference for our customers, complete with a packed agenda and almost 60 delegates.

Archana was interviewed for the Workingmums.co.uk Best Practice Report

Following our success at the Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards a few months earlier, Archana was asked to contribute her experiences of flexible working to the Workingmums.co.uk Best Practice report.

Hireserve was featured in NCUB annual report

Another month, another report! This time, following our experiences of the KTP, we were featured in the NCUB’s inaugural report, State of the Relationship, in a case study with the University of Reading.

Hireserve went back to school

At first glance, a recruitment technology provider has little to do with a school trip. But, as part of our work with educational charity the Basingstoke Consortium, Hireserve opened its doors to local school students for its first office visit. Offering a speed-networking session with members of our team and a communications workshop, the visit allowed students in our community to understand what life is like in a thriving SME.

Williams Woodward and Hireserve announced their formal partnership

The news that ERP implementation specialist Williams Woodward was now partnered with recruitment technology provider Hireserve was formally announced in June of 2015.

‘This partnership brings together two experts in their fields – Hireserve from the e-recruitment space and Williams Woodward from the project management and consultancy services sector.
 Jeremy Ovenden – Managing Director, Hireserve

Mabel wrote her first blog

Following the news that an office dog reduces stress in the workplace, Mabel took to the blog to share her experience as Director of Staff Morale.

Karen was nominated for ‘Business Woman of the Year’!

In August, Karen was announced as a finalist in the ‘Women in Business’ 2015 awards. It was a richly deserved nod of recognition for her work both as Hireserve’s Operations Director and initiatives to support academic-business collaboration and employability in young people.

We celebrated 18 years in recruitment technology!

Hireserve turned 18 years old in September, making us one of the longest-serving recruitment technology providers in the industry. Growing from an idea Jeremy had back in 1997 to the international recruitment software business that we are today, our birthday celebrations gave us chance to reflect upon all that we’ve achieved.

Hireserve was awarded Service Excellence awards

We were utterly thrilled to receive the Service Excellence award at the 2015 Inspire Awards. It was fantastic to be recognised for our customer care, communication and support.

We were published on the Guardian

What an early Christmas present! We guest blogged for The Guardian Small Business Network about what life is really like in a family business.

About the author

Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.