Jobvite, the recruiting platform for the world’s fastest growing companies, today announced that it has opened a UK base of operations. The new team will focus on serving and expanding Jobvite’s customer base in the UK – which currently includes DataSift, Gamesys and Design Bridge – and growing its European presence.

David Lahey, VP international at Jobvite, said:

“The opening of a UK office is a key milestone for Jobvite. The UK and wider European markets are at an exciting stage of development. In the UK for example, the economy is strong and skilled employees are in high demand, but in short supply. The Jobvite team looks forward to helping companies in Western Europe find the talent needed to fuel their growth and achieve their business objectives. We’re confident our existing and future clients will benefit from our extended local presence.”

The company’s expansion into the UK follows a successful round of Series D funding at the end of last year, led by growth equity firm Catalyst Investors, which saw the business raise $25m for global investment. Jobvite is the only standalone recruiting solution that offers the necessary tools to engage and hire candidates by taking advantage of social, mobile, video and data analytics. Jobvite initially gained massive market share in the heart of Silicon Valley with companies like Coppola Wines, GameFly, Logitech and Square. Globally, Jobvite currently fuels the growth of thousands of companies, including Twitter and SEGA.

The recruitment market in the UK is poised for change. Recent Office of National Statistics figures revealed that the unemployment rate for February to April 2015 was 5.5 percent, down from 6.6 percent a year ago – a testament to a changing market that was previously hamstrung by the recession. As employment figures keep rising, recruitment and HR professionals will need to adopt new and innovative practices and solutions if they hope to attract the best and brightest candidates. With technology playing an increasingly significant role in how we engage with brands, future employers and each other, Jobvite is in a prime position. It can help recruiters and HR professionals to increase engagement, reduce time to hire and build stronger employer brands.

Alex Shepherd, Recruitment Manager at Gamesys, said:

“As an online gaming company, we work in an incredibly competitive market. Using Jobvite has enabled us to quickly attract the best talent, time and time again. We believe that we, and many other companies in the UK, will benefit immensely from Jobvite’s expansion into this market. With so many sectors facing a skills shortage it is becoming increasingly important to meet the talent where they’re active – on social channels and mobile devices. Jobvite can help you do this effortlessly.”

Jobvite’s new UK offices have been established at Central Working in Shoreditch – a part of the Mayor’s Office Touchdown partnership programme – at the heart of London’s up and coming tech hub.

Gordon Innes, CEO of London & Partners, on behalf of the Mayor’s Office added:

“With access to international customers and a highly skilled workforce, London is an ideal location for US companies such as Jobvite looking to expand into UK and European markets. London has established itself as a hotbed for software development and tech talent, and we are seeing increasing amounts of investment into London-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. As specialists in recruitment services, Jobvite will also benefit from London’s booming digital economy which is a leading source of growth and jobs across the capital and the rest of the UK.”