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MyPeople Group Complete £800,000 Funding Round

9th August 2023
By Jade Tomassi

We are delighted to announce that MyPeople Group have raised £800,000 in our latest funding round. The funding includes a £300,000 equity investment from the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund, and investment from existing and new private investors which will be used to grow our team to increase our client portfolio.

As a HRTech business specialising in measuring the environmental, behavioural and psychological factors that affect team performance. Our Talent Acquisition application has been designed to generate insights into candidate suitability for a role and team in under 8 minutes. Candidates complete a psychometric questionnaire on their work styles and team preferences, which is then compared to the existing team’s responses to a similar psychometric. The reports generated from these questionnaires can help filter out and shortlist candidates, as well as guide the interview focus.

MyPeople’s expertise herald from CEO Christian Hughes‘ unrivalled background in team formation and culture which he gained whilst working with a number of high-profile sports teams, including GB Cycling – Team Sky, England Rugby – British and Irish Lions, Saracens Rugby and Crystal Palace FC.

Christian Hughes commented, “MyPeople enables recruiters and talent acquisition managers to move away from a binary choice of ‘suitable or unsuitable’ candidates by providing them with the tools for more meaningful metrics to assess which candidates to put forward. The sector’s current focus is on whether a candidate currently has the skills required, usually shown via a CV with little thought given to how a candidate will perform in the environment in which they will work; their new team! We are honoured to help people find jobs that provide them with meaning and purpose. Thank you to Paul and everyone at The FSE Group for understanding our ethos and supporting us through this funding round.”

Paul Lyristis, Senior Fund Manager for The FSE Group, which manages the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund on behalf of the LEP adds: “Whilst the recruitment sector as a whole is doing well, individual consultancies are finding it difficult to stand out from the 40,000 other recruitment companies currently operating. Most of these general businesses do not have a USP and desperately need to upskill and offer deeper insights into both job roles and candidates. We were impressed by the ease at which the MyPeople applications offer these insights, and we are very happy to support such a high-achieving and innovative company.”

Stephen Martin, Managing Director at Enterprise M3 LEP said: “MyPeople’s software will go a long way in helping employers to match the right candidates to roles, improving hiring success by ensuring new recruits are the right fit for an organisation’s culture. This will ultimately result in saving time and recruitment costs, improving retention and boosting productivity. This is a great example of the type of innovative, high-tech business our Enterprise M3 Growth Fund seeks to support. We wish Christian Hughes and his team at MyPeople continued growth and success.”

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