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What brought you to employer branding?
I've known Jon, Paul and Lisa since they founded chatter and was always impressed with the work Chatter produced. After 8 years building a development team at a leading executive recruiter (where we built our own sophisticated ATS and assessment platforms) I was looking for a change and the stars aligned with Chatter looking to build an in-house digital team!
I've had quite a varied career in web development - I built one of the UKs first online university prospectuses 20 years ago, worked in e-commerce building stores for The Guardian and Classic FM, and freelanced creating experiential things for PR agencies (like the worlds first true dog selfie camera used at Crufts -- it used pressure sensors so the dog took its own photo).
Tell us about a project that you feel proud of.
I really like the work we've done on the ITV careers website with accessibility, working closely with The Shaw Trust and ITV's own accessibility team to better understand accessibility issues and improve the website - increased knowledge that we'll be using on all our future websites too.
If you had to sum Chatter up in three words what would they be?
Creative. Honest. Innovative.
When you’re not working, what gets you out of bed on a weekend?
- Making artisan bread
- Photography (for a brief period I freelanced at it, and once won a Sunday Times & National Trust landscape photography competition)
- The outdoors - I live in the heart of the pennies surrounded with beautiful scenery and make an effort to go for a walk each morning before breakfast
More from Rick…
Rick shares some of their thoughts…
More from the team
Even though I'm new here, I've already been able to work on a number of projects that I have been able to be creative with!
My road to Chatter began right after University. I didn’t much fancy the idea of getting a proper job, so the next best option was to write about other people’s.
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