Juggle Jobs smashes crowdfunding target to bring a flexible approach to professional hiring
Flexible hiring marketplace expanding team and product offering with investment
London, UK, 21 April 2021: Juggle Jobs, the flexible hiring marketplace, has beaten its crowdfunding target by more than 133% as it seeks to change the way businesses hire experienced flexible workers.
With the world of work significantly disrupted, and long-term trends in remote and flexible working rapidly accelerated by the pandemic, increasing numbers of employees are looking for new ways to work. Founded in 2017, Juggle is a digital platform for companies to find, onboard, pay, and manage, experienced flexible professionals. It now has over 15,000 of these individuals on its platform, where it uses technology to match employers with potential candidates, with a focus on flexible contracts.
Using CrowdCube to host its crowdfunding campaign, the company will be deploying the investment to build its team, expand its product offering and increase the scale at which it connects -employers and workers.
Romanie Thomas, CEO and founder of Juggle Jobs, said
“We’re in a perfect storm of employment disruption. We’ve gone through one of the most seismic overhauls of how we work ever, we’ve got employees that already wanted more flexibility trying to work for companies that aren’t sure what the future holds. At the same time, we’ve got the Government trying to get people back into the office, when that isn’t necessarily what people want. As our campaign shows, there is definitely appetite from both employers and employees to explore more flexible working arrangements, but the current recruitment mechanism is ill-equipped to support that. We’re aiming to fix it. ”
Thomas set up Juggle after a career as a headhunter, where she grew increasingly frustrated at the lack of diversity in leadership candidates and, therefore, in executive teams. “Whenever we looked for qualified candidates that weren’t white men we got the same excuses – women exiting the workforce, people not having enough experience – without acknowledgement of how the traditional ways of working created the situation where only certain types of people had the right experience. Yet when we’ve got a situation where around a third of new employees, even at a senior level, don’t pass their probation period, it’s clear that a combination of current talent pools and the way we recruit isn’t working.”
The total amount raised equates to 3.02% equity at a pre-money valuation of £15 million, and the company previously raised more than $2 million from angel investors, Oxford Capital and Social Capital.
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About Juggle Jobs
Juggle makes it possible for companies to hire outstanding professional talent in just a few clicks. Jugglers are extremely self-sufficient and just require flexibility in return for high quality work – little management needed. We’re passionate about helping professionals to work on their terms and “juggle” successfully. We know from experience that people are at their best when they have the freedom and flexibility to work and live. Juggle is about making this possible for the many and not the few.