At last year’s Digital City Awards, Tribepad was named as the winner of the Tech for Good Award – which recognises those using innovation to positively change lives and impact communities – for their work on the Evenbreak Job Board.
Sheffield-based Tribepad is trusted by brands including the BBC, and provides powerful and customisable recruitment software. It supports both recruiters and candidates, using AI and ML to change the recruitment industry, and processes more than six million job applications each year.
With Evenbreak, which connects talented disabled jobseekers with inclusive companies, Tribepad contributed its powerful features – improving usability, implementing a new design, and ultimately helping both disabled individuals looking for employment as well as organisations hoping to strengthen their workforce.
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To learn more about what it takes to win a Digital City Award, we spoke to CEO Dean Sadler (above, centre) about the team behind Tribepad.
Tell us the story of Tribepad and its influences.
Prior to starting Tribepad, I worked at Plusnet from 1999 to 2008 where I started off as a web developer. After working my way through the ranks, I became the Chief Information Officer, where one of my biggest challenges was recruitment. Attracting, recruiting and retaining the most appropriate candidates with the right technical degrees was way too complicated.
So, once we sold Plusnet to BT Group, I decided to solve that problem with Tribepad.
Tribepad was founded with the mission to reduce the costs of finding the best talent, while making it simpler for candidates. Our software is now used by more than 25 million people and is available in 16 languages worldwide, used by businesses and organisations from huge multinational companies across the world such as Subway, to organisations such as the BBC, and charities and councils within England.
What did winning the Tech for Good Award in 2020 mean to Tribepad?
Winning awards is always a nice thing – but winning awards where there is a social conscience element is especially rewarding, specifically for our work with Evenbreak, a prime example of a company that has made a great social impact.
Evenbreak, the social enterprise run by and for disabled people, helps match disabled candidates with disability-friendly employers. As part of our work, we built a job board that was optimised to best enable candidates to find employment opportunities. This included functions such as resizable font sizes and extended audio description.
Evenbreak currently has over 32,000 candidates signed up to their job board and, since starting, has successfully advertised over 35,000 positions, working with well-known organisations such as John Lewis, Eon and Channel 4.