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What Can You Do as a Start-up to Attract and Retain Talent?

Talent is the pain point of everyone at the moment as we seem to be missing them. From Startup to Corporate, we are all impacted. However the competition being fierce what can you do as a startup to ensure you attract them and retain them.

My friend Jeanne Le Roux from JLR People Solutions is holding an event to discuss 2 topics: attracting and retaining Talent.

The event will be divided into to a panel discussion with tops speakers from the Startup world monitored by Jeanne and a networking event with nibbles.

Tush WijeratneASOS, Tech talent partner

Tush Wijeratne is the partner at ASOS, which is the UK’s number one online fashion and beauty destination, shipping to over 190 countries and the second most visited fashion website on the planet.

Tush is a senior Talent Manager with 10+ year’s experience in strategic leadership positions and a consistent history of optimizing talent acquisition processes and operational processes internationally. He originally worked in a career in accountancy prior to moving into the talent space. He has experience of working in Tech Agencies, RPO and in-house environments at companies ranging from the IDPP to 2e2, and working with clients such as Unilever,, Patni, BT, CGI and Vodafone.

Michael Rolph, Co Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Yoyo

Michael Rolph is co-founder & CCO of Yoyo, the only mobile platform that seamlessly blends payments, loyalty and discovery. Michael has held senior sales and strategy roles at Barclaycard Business, First Data and PayPal. Formerly a Director at Anthemis Group, he advised a number of companies in the payment space including Vocalink, Skrill, Regus and Hibu. Michael is also a mentor at Seedcamp and an advisor to Azimo

Arnaud de Montille,  Founder of Merci Maman

Arnaud de Montille founded Merci Maman Personalised Gifts with his wife in 2007 and he joined the company full time in 2013. Merci Maman creates personalised gifts in its London studio, especially engraved jewellery, sold on its website and market places such as The company hit the spotlight in 2014 when the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing one of the necklace He was previously working in Risk Management at GE Capital and Deutsche Bank. His main role is Finance, HR, Administrative and Operations Director and he is also strongly involved in business development

This is targeted to Founders, CEO or anyone interested into attracting and retaining Talent.


Rockit Recruitment, Diageo, Twitter & ASOS on diversity & Tech-hiring

We’re pleased to say we’ll will speaking on the panel today (Thursday 18th June), 2-5pm @M by Montcalm (Old Street) alongside Diageo, Twitter, ASOS and Steer in conjunction with Monster and Code First: Girls.

The topic will be around recruiting and retaining tech-talent as well as driving and supporting diversity.

Apply here to attend (free event) –

We hope to see you there!

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Rockit Reruitment speaking at London Tech week tomorrow, 2-5pm @Interop (ExCel Centre)

We will be speaking at London Tech Week tomorrow, Tuesday 16th June from 2pm alongside other industry specialists in conjunction with Code First: Girls and Monster!

For any bods involved with tech talent, we want all who attend to leave with a clear understanding of what they can do to hire better tech talent by hiring more diversely.

Tues 16th June, 2-5pm @Interop (ExCel Centre)
Apply here – (register for the conference for free and then drop in)

Thurs 18th June, 2-5pm @M by Montcalm (Old Street)
Apply here (free event) –

We hope to see some of you there!

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Rockit Recruitment at London Tech Week

We’re pleased to announce I’ll be speaking alongside other industry experts at London Tech Week, in association with Code First: Girls and Monster UK, on Thursday 18th June at M by Montcalm Hotel, Shoreditch. If you are interested in retaining tech talent and diversity in technology, we hope you can make it!