Hired a senior People person to scale successfully + sustainably

⇨ Industry: HR Tech
⇨ Location: London
⇨ Stage at kick off: Series A
⇨ Starting headcount: 60-100 People

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Given their size, the PerchPeek team realised that hiring a senior People person would be a vital part of scaling successful + sustainably, especially given them being a completely remote team. After some time trying to hire for this role themselves, we came in to work directly with the founders, not only to retro the previous process, but also to completely redesign the role, spec and process, to help them understand better and subsequently test for what really matters in the best way possible. The result? I very exciting new Senior People leader for their lucky team!


  1. Initial retro of previous interview process +
  2. Redesigning the role DNA, job spec, interview process and materials
  3. Advertising the role to our network; applicant sourcing, review and communication
  4. Attending final stage interviews and facilitated decision making huddle


⭐️ 7 weeks from the initial Retro + Redesign to Offer
⭐️ Attracted 1,532 applications
⭐️ 6 candidates to final stage and 1 successful hire!


“Working with the Unleashed team supercharged our approach to hiring our first Senior People team member! Their support and impact ranged from stretching us to consider and scope the role thoughtfully from different perspectives, to challenging us to raise the bar on the role requirements and to being a thought partner on how to test and assess candidates effectively. Having Unleashed’s insights and support to co-develop the interviewing process and materials meant that we improved our ability to attract great candidates, spot key differentiators between them and ultimately boost our confidence in our hiring decision!” - Hellie Kellett-Clarke, Co-Founder of PerchPeek

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