Getting the right people on the bus

by Andy Mayer
Posted on 11 February 2014
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It's fun to grow as a business, and every digital agency I know likes to boast about size, but why? It's not the be-all-and-end-all. Success should be about impact and leaving the world a better place than you found it.

Recruitment for us is about carefully growing a family, taking on board people with potential, and growing, moving forward together as equals. It's about getting the right people on the bus first, and then figuring out where to go, as Jim Collins writes in his book, Good to Great:

Most people assume that great bus drivers (read: business leaders) immediately start the journey by announcing to the people on the bus where they're going – by setting a new direction or by articulating a fresh corporate vision. In fact, leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with where but with who. They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.

We're hiring again

Last October we had a growth spurt at Yoomee, and now our office space at the Electric Works in Sheffield is full to bursting with 10 full-time staff. Last week we decided the time is right to hunt for a few more souls. So we're now advertising for a few more posts.

See the positions available and apply online

It's an exciting time for Yoomee as we partner with bigger and more impactful clients. We'll also have to expand our office space, get a new beer fridge and an extra coat stand. Please do share this post with your network as we want to recruit the best from around the globe. It's also very likely that we'll need to recruit more people again in six months. So please do get in touch if the time isn't right for you just now, and we'll be back in touch.

Finally, we are looking for individuals. So, if you represent a recruitment agency, freelancer, or outsourcing agency, please don't waste our time by suggesting that we outsource to you. That's not getting on our bus, that's just trying to make us get on your dirty old train. 

Posted on 11 February 2014 - By Andy Mayer
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