Melbourne-based e-commerce consulting and software development company InterServ has hit the HR jackpot, as Software Communication Group (Sofcom) culls Zivo talent.
Formerly part of the LibertyOne group, Zivo was sold to Sofcom mid-December last year for the paltry sum of less than $50,000 after an agreement was struck with LibertyOne's administrator.
According to Aldous Mitchell, InterServ's managing director, the Sofcom decision to make part of the Zivo team redundant stirred up an e-commerce recruitment hive.
"Recruiting companies were literally swarming around them," Mitchell said. "We were really lucky to get them on board, they are recognised as the best in the business."
Former Zivo general manager Peter Day heads up the new recruits, who bring to InterServ quality assurance skills recognised throughout the e-commerce sector.
While Mitchell concedes InterServ felt the constriction in expenditure towards the end of last year as many corporate projects were put on hold, he says the market has since taken off as corporate spending begins to flow again.
"A lot of companies put projects on hold toward the end of last year as they waited for the outcome of the GST," Mitchell said. "Suddenly in the new year all these projects are going ahead, so business is really picking up."
While much of the e-commerce industry is still suffering from the flow-on of the April Internet stock crash, Mitchell says business is good.
"While spending in the B2C sector has disappeared, Sofcom has always been focussed on the corporate sector, and they are investing heavily in the Internet at the moment. We are looking forward to a really busy year."