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As the founder and director of a completely cloud-based company, I’m often asked about my personal experiences with running a business that is centred on the much talked about and somewhat mysterious ‘cloud’.

To provide you with an insight into what I’ve uncovered on this journey so far, I’ve shared a handful of observations that help to paint a picture of what it’s like to create and run a cloud-based company.

Why establish a cloud-based company?

For me, creating a cloud-based recruitment company was in direct response to the demands and needs of an increasingly flexible workforce, and as the global workforce continues to trend in this direction, the opportunities are endless.

How do you manage staff?

There’s no escaping the fact that managing the day-to-day operation of a cloud-based company requires a different approach to growing and managing a team. The key is getting the right people on board, and from there KPI’s aren’t needed as good recruiters value autonomy, know what they have to do, and self-manage for success.

Is it for everyone?

Working in a cloud-based company is a different experience to the traditional office, and the truth is, it’s not for everyone. There are the obvious upsides such as no more commuting, but it requires a great deal of self-discipline, so you need to be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a digital environment.

What are the biggest advantages?

To name just a few, I’ve found that it gives people the freedom to manage their time, it empowers decision-making, it provides significant cost savings due to the low overheads, and it places no restrictions on scalability.

What does the future hold?

As I look to the future of the recruitment industry, given the direction of the workforce, and the needs of organisations, I see the cloud as a disruptor that represents the only pathway forward, and I’m incredibly excited to see where this journey takes our company.

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