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Iker’s very first experience with recruitment was in 2012 with the NGO Action Against Hunger, as a volunteer for one month in his hometown (Madrid, Spain). Before that, he had some responsibilities, as a teenager, in youth and educational associations, where a big part of his tasks were aimed to find people and grow the different teams. As a young professional, he managed the internal recruitment from the first branch in France of a Spanish construction and transport SME between 2012 and 2014, in addition to being in charge of HR, Operations and Account Management.
During that experience, it’s when he decided to specialize in recruitment, trying as a Freelance while relocating to Scotland and joining Hudson RPO in 2014. For 2 years, he was one of the senior members of the EMEA Center of Excellence, working for a variety of global corporate firms, leading different recruitment teams and projects in the retail, FMCG, finance, IT, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Last Spring, he moved to Solutions Driven, a recruitment agency headquartered in Glasgow, working in exclusive assignments with a global outreach. As part of his role leading the sourcing function for the business, he has to stay ahead of any new tools and methods, guiding the team to be best-in-class, while polishing an already well-established sourcing culture and process.