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Bath start-up Mystery Applicant triumphs in Silicon Valley competition

A start-up from Bath has proved it’s a match for Silicon Valley’s tech firms after winning an international competition for companies specialising in recruitment software.

Mystery Applicant, which is based in North Parade, beat rival bids from 50 other applicants to take the spoils at the Recruiting Innovation Summit in Mountain View, California.

Nick Price, founder of award-winning start-up firm Mystery Applicant. Picture: Kevin Bates, Bath News & Media/The Bath Chronicle

The company’s founder, Nick Price, collected the award of $10,000 after pitching his business to leading lights in the human resources industry. The award was presented at the Computer Science Museum in Silicon Valley.

Mystery Applicant provides an online software tool that records a candidate’s experience of a firm’s recruitment process, providing data to HR departments about the perceptions, motivations and experience that applicants have when they apply for a post.

Nick said: “We are incredibly proud to have won this award against strong competition from other companies around the world.

“It’s testament to our technology, our team and our vision that we were the chosen winners.

“The money is brilliant, but the recognition of what we’re doing is really good too.”

Among Mystery Applicant’s clients is global security firm G4S, which receives tens of thousands of applications a month.

“We are already working with global companies who are realising the benefits of being able to measure their employer brand and refine their recruitment processes,” added Nick. “Companies invest huge sums of money in attracting the best talent so providing the best recruitment experience really matters.

This post is based on an article that originally appeared in The Bath Chronicle

About Tom Bradshaw

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author. I tweet @tombradshaw1979

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