I have personally felt the "Experienced but not Trained" setbacks and have seen my son struggle through education due to late diagnosis of neurodiversity, putting him under the "Non-Academic" and "Challenged learner" label. My experience within large corporations, delivering L&D solutions, skills development programmes and skills framework initiatives, has taught me that most organisations will continue searching for new staff in the same way as they have been since they began. But there is a new, better way.
We are aiming to address longstanding unfairness in the recruitment process, for people who find themselves repeatedly excluded from career opportunities due to a lack of traditional academic qualifications, background or circumstances. It is aimed at those who are seeking to change how they are perceived by potential employers, are struggling to find their place in the world of work or are needing to revive themselves or their business after the economic devastation of COVID-19.
Naturally Talented Me will help connect everyone to career opportunities, faster, fairer and with more fulfilling results.
NaturallyTalentedMe.com is an innovative, free to use profiling platform, which uses artificial intelligence and an intuitive and engaging Q&A to help disadvantaged and displaced job seekers identify and promote their natural talents. By combining video, images and supporting documents, it automatically creates a three-dimensional, visual profile that highlights individuals’ full potential to employers and helps employers source and hire new talent more accurately.
Structured as a Community Interest Company, NTM is a collaboration between individuals, employers, intervention groups and other organisations with an interest in modernising the way people are profiled and assessed for employment. At least 65% of profits will be reinvested into the platform and the communities we serve, and we are also keen to support environmental projects that enable those with personal challenges to find a place in society.
NTM helps build confidence in an individual's own abilities by showcasing who they really are, what makes them tick and how they tackle daily life, presenting them as a valuable asset that employers will want to recruit.
Current recruitment processes focus on certifications and experience. NTM provides a new approach, one that reflects the attributes of a much more dynamic and diverse talent pool and better meets the needs of employers.
It is designed to support the disadvantaged in our society – groups such as SEND, older workers, ex-military and ex-offenders – and the intervention organisations that represent them. COVID-19, and the impact it has had on sectors such as Hospitality, Retail, Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, has highlighted the importance of this new way of profiling individuals’ talents across the entire job market.
There is no age limit for the support that the NTM platform can give. From students who are unsure about their career prospects and how they select their educational needs to those who are looking at new career opportunities who have chosen to, or are forced back into, the world of work.
The founding team behind NTM is an experienced combination of talent acquisition and learning and development specialists. Together we have over 40 years experience in a variety of high-profile companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, T-Systems, Rank Group, Prezzo and Merlin Entertainments, and have seen first-hand the issues that the historic recruitment process has on enabling careers for all.
There are many thousands of individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds who struggle to be seen. But they are the hidden talent that will ignite and revolutionise our organisations and businesses with their different thinking, fresh perspectives and diverse ideas. They bring the real and tangible natural talents that organisations are crying out for, but to date we have missed, ignored or, worse, avoided them, due to their circumstance, situation or label. It’s time we changed the game for everybody!!
We have invested over 4 years of research, strained thousands of brain cells, committed considerable personal investment and conducted many personal discussions and pilots with many different people and establishments and we are now ready to engage the revolution of change!
We need your support and donations to make the difference that can change the game for so many talented individuals across all communities and categories. We want to harness the capability in those with lower academic success, older workers, ex-offenders, homeless, those with disabilities, ex-forces, returners and those with Special Educational Needs. We want to significantly support those who have been displaced by current challenges with Covid19. This platform and the support mechanisms surrounding it enable these, and all others, to stand out.
We will keep all of our supporters up to date on our development progress and community fundraising through our news page on www.naturallytalentedme.com, so you can track where your donations have been invested. Please make a note in your diary to visit our page.
All supporters who have purchased a particular package will be contacted directly by the NTM team in order to fulfill your selection and keep you updated on any platform developments that will meet your need.