Recruiting company, SATIGO, has managed quick growth plus a complete rebrand in the past year which is no easy feat. Read on to learn how Kin helped them keep their people data in check as they went full-steam ahead.
Who are you, what’s your role, and your favorite hand-held food?
[PF] My name is Pauline Frey, and I am the Operations Manager here at SATIGO. My favorite hand-held food is definitely a chicken wrap!
What’s the story of SATIGO?
[PF] SATIGO is an IT recruitment company based in London (in the Gherkin). SATIGO was created by Nabil Dar in his bedroom in 2010. It was called the Virtual Recruiter back then. After a lot of coffees and meetings we achieved the near impossible for a startup, a big win in the form of a full UK resourcing managed service for a glob data center consulting business. After we won a few awards and experienced constant growth, we decided to refresh the brand this year. Exciting times ahead! Our team is currently composed of 20 people and we plan to be up to 25 in January 2017.
What’s great about working at SATIGO?
[PF] Well, as sellers we’re basically young , crazy, and noisy. But we make revenue! Our office has a work hard, play hard environment, inside of which employees are regularly rewarded by special events (we learned to play Polo two weeks ago!), lunch at nice restaurants, internal competitions, and obviously a CRAZY Xmas party. Recently we organised an awards ceremony where we celebrate the successes of everyone, have a little dance, ring the victory bell, and elect the employee of the month around a glass of champagne.
Please share some insight into SATIGO’s approach to employee and workplace operations. How has Kin played a role?
[PF] As an IT recruitment business, we’re always the first to use an online tool for our day-to-day tasks. We even built our own CRM! Using a platform to deal with our HR tasks seemed obvious, and we’re very happy with Kin. The app allows the different key roles in our company to manage what they need to: finance manager for time off and legal documents, operations manager for the on-boarding process, managing director to create the profiles, etc. The more we grow, the more Kin will be useful for us as this is a great way to centralize all the HR tasks in one online platform. The new functionalities to come are also very exciting for us: the online signature and the exit tasks will be greatly used.
Anything notable going on lately?
[PF] A few months ago we launched our new brand: new logo, new colors and new website! We also released a new platform called BENCH: it allows clients to find Bench certified contractors (verified by us) by filtering by skills, availability, rate, etc.
SATIGO is looking for new faces to fill to join the team. If you’re hard-working (and crazy!) enough to be a part of it, take a look at our open positions. We’re always recruiting!