Join Now! /

Haystack - tech recruitment with a difference

Startacus RSS

by Startacus Admin

621f85a332d4ceea50cc4bb8_Group 800-min-p-500

The lowdown on Haystack, the data insights and careers marketplace, connecting developers, designers and data scientists with innovative tech employers.

/logo (9)As we have written before, the new normal of hybrid and remote working has increased the opportunities for a lot of people looking for work, at least theoretically. But these remote workers still have to find those opportunities, and employers actively searching for new recruits still need somewhere to find them. 

Recruitment agencies are an obvious choice, but this raises the costs for a business, and how wide a net will that agency cast? Will a New York business find that perfect candidate working from London by using a local recruiting agency?

62d6dcb0049254d4b91a52a8_Group 850-min-p-800.Newcastle-based recruitment startup Haystack has created a platform that uses an algorithm to match tech professionals such as software developers or data engineers with employers in need of such people. This bypasses the need for recruitment agencies and being, as the CEO put it, “bombarded with calls from recruiters”. 

It puts some of the power of job searching back into the hands of the tech professional instead of having them sit back and wait for someone else to find them something that might match their needs. It also means that they can take their search wider, and find job offerings around the world (eventually - currently, the platform is still more localised as they get started). They can do this privately, with their information kept hidden, or they can display their details so that potential employers can find and approach them too. By using this platform, employers can reduce their costs while, just like the candidates themselves, casting a wider net.

In August, Haystack announced that they had raised £500,000 in funding from North East Venture Fund - managed by Mercia and supported by the European Regional Development Fund - which will go towards expanding into the US market. From there, they will expand into Europe to fully realise the goal of allowing remote workers and employers in need of them to connect from anywhere.



Subscribe to our newsletter

If you would like to receive our startup themed newsletter, full of the latest startup opportunities, events, news, stories, tips and advice, then sign up here.
Startacus RSS
Business DealsSubmit Your Startup
Win TicketsNetwork and Collaborate
Our Latest Features

Published on: 13th September 2022

If you would like to enable commenting via your Startacus account, please enable Disqus functionality in your Account Settings.

Create an Idea!View Other Ideas, Projects or Startups
Why not Sign Up?
Create Projects
Edit Projects
Self Interviews
Self Starter of the Year
Product Giveaways
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Check us out at our Google+ page!