Rather than a knowledge of tech, it's been Adam's knowledge of the HR market that has propelled his business. He describes COVID as "the great university" that forced people to learn and made it easier to educate. It's here that he labelled himself as "an accidental entrepeneur".
What was it like shifting from a very manual approach to an automated, hands-off approach? 33:17
Honestly and authenticity is important to Adam, which is something he's not always encountered in his career.
What would you go back and tell to a younger Adam as he became a founder? 37:25
Again, he wishes he'd read that book! He also stressed the importance of finding a mentor, and shared his interest in psychometrics.
Would you say that HR is your passion? 41:35
Adam's first passion was philosophy. He cited his favourite Socrates quote (which is tattooed on his arm) and how that's informed his outlook as a founder.
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Director, Hays National Technology UK&I
Harry Gooding is part of Hays Technology, working across our Enterprise Technology Practice and supporting new initiatives around skills development. After beginning his career in recruitment, he then worked in VC backed start-ups and scale-ups for six years across two different portfolios before joining Hays.