Chat with Abakar Saidov, CEO of Talent Relationship Platform: Beamery

Beamery was founded because we wanted to build a world where talent comes first. Millions of people are left behind in their careers every day – our mission is to fix that.

Beamery’s Talent Lifecycle Management platform enables companies to identify, recruit, retain, develop and deploy talent, create more human experiences for candidates, employees and alumni, and unlock the skills and potential of their global workforce. We help the world’s most complex organizations improve workforce agility and productivity, move the needle in DE&I, close key skills gaps, and hire and retain top performers.

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How did the idea for the company come about?

My brother Sultan and I started Beamery with a strong personal connection to solve the passport lottery; that where you were born dictates your job opportunity. My family were first generation immigrants to the UK and seeing our parents struggling had a significant impact on us.

Career is fraught with prejudice, privilege, inefficiency and ineffectiveness, so we created Beamery – with our third co-founder Mike – with the underlying goal of leveling the playing field when it comes to ensuring that everyone has access to the job opportunities they need. deserve.

How has the company evolved in the last two years?

Since installing Beamery in our London garage in 2013, growth has been significant and exciting. We rapidly grew our customer base, nearly 50% of which are Fortune Global 2000 companies, and expanded our global reach. We now have over 400 employees in over 20 locations around the world and we continue to recruit quickly.

Over the past 12 months, Beamery has been used to hire at an unprecedented rate – filling over 1.5 million open positions for our clients.

What can we expect from Beamery in the future?

All markets are seeing unprecedented levels of flow in attracting and retaining talent, but the reality is that many talent management advantages can be realized at this critical time. This is where forward-thinking companies can step forward and gain a competitive edge.

By taking the time to understand and map talent needs, companies can clearly assess where skills gaps are, and according to Mckinsey, 87% of organizations already have these skills gaps or expect to have them in the next few years. The reality is that linking future business objectives to talent outcomes comes from a strategic approach to skills-based workforce planning.

Only when business leaders can link the demand for critical skills to the supply of talent from internal and external sources, create employee-centric career paths, and offer role-based guidance, will they solve the most important problem – ensuring your organization can reduce the risk of providing needed skills in the future.

Taking a long-term view of talent mobility and helping employees map out their careers will help companies better allocate resources, leading to additional benefits such as increased productivity. With these talent development strategies in place, companies can also create fairer and more equitable internal opportunities.

We are excited to lead the way in these talent transformations. The future of Beamery is focused on further developing our cutting-edge AI capabilities to help our customers successfully shape their future of work.

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