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Recruitment Heavyweights Join New Talent Pool Technology Venture


Richard Boggis-Rolfe OBE, Chair of British executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, and Belinda Brooke, former Head of Legal Policy and Services at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), have joined the Board of Alvius, one of the first UK companies to specialise in talent pool technology software.

Boggis-Rolfe said of the new venture:

“There is no doubt technology is shaking up the recruitment industry. New software solutions like Alvius will help to accelerate this change. By automating key processes like application filtering, and using the latest data science techniques to match jobseekers with relevant opportunities, Alvius can help recruiters to find the best candidates for a role in a fraction of the time. It’s an exciting time to be involved.”

As well as her position with REC, Brooke has been Legal Director at both Michael Page and Morgan Hunt and brings more than 20 years’ experience of legal and compliance issues in the recruitment sector, she will advise the Alvius Board on these areas.

On the benefits of Alvius’ talent pool software, Belinda said:

“People are the greatest asset of any company or organisation and finding the right person for a role is a vital – but costly – process. Using Alvius to streamline recruitment will bring employers huge time and cost savings.”

Speaking about the new Board appointments, Tom Davenport, Alvius MD, said:

“Along with our new Chair, Stephen Warrington, Richard and Belinda bring a wealth of experience and wisdom and we are delighted they will be there to guide and advise us as we launch Alvius, our new software venture, into the recruitment world.”