Hull’s newest specialist IT recruiter uses Artificial Intelligence to grow business

A specialist IT recruiter that uses artificial intelligence to help find the best candidates plans to capitalise on a fantastic start to 2021 by doubling its staff in the next 12 months.

Mike Smith, Senior Consultant, Glen Halliwell. Managing Director, and Ryan Bennett, Senior Consultant

Since the company launched in January 2021, Principal IT has helped over 30 candidates find new jobs, with no sign of slowing down.

Principal IT, based at Hull’s Centre For Digital Innovation (C4DI), utilises the latest in specialist recruitment AI software to help their clients find top quality talent and candidates secure their next role. They recruit for roles in software development, infrastructure, architecture, DevOps, Project Management and IT Management.

Managing Director Glen Halliwell said: “Since our launch in January, we have had the privilege of partnering with some of Hull’s best-known companies. I am confident that we are the only specialist recruiter in the region utilising the AI software we have, giving us an edge over our competition.

“We have had a real surge in demand recently and need to grow to keep up with our clients. By doubling the team in the next 12 months, I am confident we can do this whilst breaking into new areas. The long-term plan is to have multiple UK locations and international operations in central Europe and America. Watch this space!”

Principal IT have been working with C4DI members and partner businesses, as well as working directly with the C4DI to help support a number of initiatives.

Dave Keel, Chair of C4DI, said: “We are tremendously excited about the growing relationship between Principal IT and C4DI.  Tech recruitment has become a significant challenge for every area of the UK, much of this due to the change in overall circumstances caused by the pandemic.

“Glen and his team have responded to these demanding times by leveraging their own unrivalled knowledge and experience in this market and combining it with some remarkable AI systems. We are frequently receiving positive and congratulatory comments from our members and partners about their approach to tech recruitment problems.

“We have worked together with the Principal IT team to develop some unique offerings for tech businesses and tech staff that enable an entirely novel way of looking at solutions to recruitment demands. Every business is digital (most of them just don’t realise it yet!) and therefore it is important to engage with the best digital people in the industry – Principal IT is a rapidly growing business that we are proud to be associated with.”