Our job is a whole lot more rewarding when you get to assist in the recruitment of an amazing Tech SEO professional into one of the much-loved Digital Marketing Agencies in the industry
clockworkTalent couldn’t survive without employers and we love getting under their skin and working closely with them, from small brands to global conglomerates, boutique agencies to international digital networks; but every now & then a truly special employer comes along.
Screaming Frog are globally renowned as a respected digital agency, delivering technical and creative Digital Marketing services to clients of varying size and budget. Not only that, but they have designed one of THE most popular SEO software known to man!
Their SEO Spider Tool is used far and wide across the Digital pond and beyond, enabling users to crawl websites’ URLs and fetch key onsite elements to analyse from an SEO perspective.
Initially meeting at a brightonSEO conference back in 2013, clockworkTalent and Screaming Frog have always had each other on the radar, but it was only recently that we have been able to support this agency’s recruitment needs – we leaped at the chance to help!
Dan Sharp, Co-Founder of Screaming Frog, came to us with exciting news – they were expanding! With their popularity came the need to continue investing in the team, expanding upon the best and brightest talent, and on this occasion adding to their highly regarded Technical SEO skills.
As the brains behind one of the industry’s most popular tools, the successful candidate would need to be truly exceptional. A tough one, but of course we were up to the task.
After a series of investigative style interviews with a panel of Screaming Frogs, as well as a succession of deep screening phone calls – a hire had been made! Together, Screaming Frog and clockworkTalent had found the absolute unicorn of Technical SEO Manager.
Dan and the team are delighted (as are clockworkTalent and the newly hired SEO Specialist). Dan has been kind enough to outline his thoughts and recommend clockworkTalent’s recruitment service. Here is what he had to say:
We typically don’t always use recruitment agencies, but got in touch with clockworkTalent to help us hire for more specialist and senior level roles at Screaming Frog. We are well known for our specialism in technical SEO, and it’s very difficult to find candidates who are able to come in at that level.
We were immediately impressed with clockworkTalent’s approach, first getting to know us, our culture and position in the market, as well as our unique requirements for the role, before finding the right ‘fit’ candidates.
We are based outside London in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, which made the task more challenging! However, we have been very impressed with candidates and the recent placement Natasha helped source proactively when an opportunity arose.
clockworkTalent are specialists in digital recruitment and it shows – Natasha knows the industry extremely well, already has established relationships and really cares about finding the right fit for all parties involved. She was highly communicative throughout the process and is a real pleasure to work with.
Dan Sharp, Co-Founder of Screaming Frog
It has been our absolute pleasure to work with Dan and the entire Screaming Frog team, and we wish them the very best with their new Tech SEO hire and any future endeavours.
If you, like Screaming Frog, find yourself in a position of needed recruitment support to hire quality digital talent, whatever channel, job function or location, reach out to clockworkTalent to discuss how we can help you!