The digital industry must evolve. It must be more diverse. Without businesses taking a different approach to talent acquisition creativity and innovation will suffer.
Dated, inherently bias processes and hiring systems set up to favour the privileged and white middle classes must be redesigned. Equitable processes must be created to give brilliant under-represented minority talent the pathway to succeed in our industry.
After 15 years in agency recruitment, Ross realised things needed to change. In June 2018, with co-founder Richard Bloom, Hidden was born to change the game. With the mission to create talent and culture strategies for a better working world, Hidden puts people at the centre of its decision making whilst providing a service that pushes Diversity. The business works with leading digital, creative and technology businesses from the inside; placing Talent Acquisition Partners onsite, building more Diverse and effective teams from within, all powered by Hidden’s unique mobile app which completely removes bias from the hiring process whilst increasing efficiency.
Alongside running Hidden, the business partners went on to found Pairents in April 2019, a job sharing platform that challenges the notoriously unwelcoming nature of the digital and tech industry to returning parents who require a more flexible way of working.
Ross is passionate about mental health and promoting the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.