In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Founder and CEO of SomethingNew, a company which is revolutionising the recruitment industry and which has recently won their fourth consecutive American Business Awards for innovation.

We talk about why the recruitment industry was in such need of innovation, and the benefits of everyone in a team working towards a common corporate purpose

Topics discussed in the episode:

  • 00:01:30 – The history of SomethingNew and how it got started
  • 00:02:45 – The problem facing the recruitment industry
  • 00:05:30 – How their company won awards for innovation in the recruitment industry by using a “Moneyball” method
  • 00:08:30 – Innovation needs to be linked to delivery of real value
  • 00:09:45 – Why it’s important for a company to have a purpose, a reason for existing
  • 00:10:30 – The positive impact of being in the right job, and the problems caused by being in the wrong job
  • 00:12:45 – How to get staff aligned with a corporate mission
  • 00:15:00 – What prevented Scott from starting with his idea for 10 years, and what people can learn from his experience

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