After spending 15 years helping to build a
technology recruitment firm and taking it to market, I took a step back and saw an industry that, by and large, seemed to just treat people as commodities. I believed that we could do better.
I always took the approach that it’s best to treat everyone with care and respect; I found it made my job more enjoyable and it always paid dividends. It’s one thing for me to think it’s the right thing to do – but was it too ridiculous to try to build a company around this very simple idea?
So, after much soul-searching and a deep breath, I re-mortgaged the house, and went about finding out. Fast forward to today and we’re now an £100 million operation with 200 recruiters, and have remained co-owned from day one, with almost 40% of the equity gifted to all staff.
Together, we work each day to prove our shared vision: that treating people well is not just the right thing to do, it’s a better way to do business.
Simon La Fosse
Executive Chairman and Founder, La Fosse Associates