Elsevier 

 
 

Find out how Elsevier managed to hire at scale and save £150,000 in agency fees by using hackajob

 

 

Overview

Elsevier is in a multi-year programme to bring new technologists to their organisation that will allow them to develop new products and offerings for their customers, utilising cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics and Cloud Computing.

At their heart, Elsevier builds digital solutions designed to empower knowledge, which empowers those who use it. And it’s critical they find best-inclass talent that will enable them to build these solutions.

10,000+ employees

London, United Kingdom

Digital Transformation

Java, JavaScript, DevOps, Data, QA

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The challenge

Before using hackajob, I was sourcing candidates myself, which I didn’t mind, but the problem was this wasn’t beneficial from a time perspective. We tried to use other technical recruitment platforms, but to use them effectively, it would be a manual process that ended up being time-consuming.

The other issue was the cost when you think about all the channels used to directly source candidates such as job boards, other technical recruitment platforms and agencies, it all adds up, especially when you use several agencies as we have relied on traditionally.

 

The solution

“hackajob will continue to be my partner of choice for finding great tech talent”

Alastair Taylor
Talent Acquisition Manager
Elsevier

As a result of using hackajob, we’re phasing out the use of recruitment agencies which is a massive cost reduction of around £150,000.

The fact that we receive a consistent pipeline of quality candidates which slots into our workflow seamlessly and we have the support of an Account Manager has been a great asset. But, I’d say that hackajob profiles are by far the best feature, as the amount of information on them, from the candidate’s strengths they’ve highlighted on hackajob, to their work experience presented clearly, makes it so much more valuable in comparison to just a CV.

 

Why hackajob?

We were using hackajob to complement other options we were using and quickly realised it would be able to deliver high-quality candidates at scale. The platform was able to match our rapid demand for growth and hiring with a consistent pipeline of verified candidates.

At the current rate of hiring, which is 3 to 4 successful hires a month, we’re on track to make significant cost savings. We’ve already hired 20 candidates across Software Engineering, DevOps, Frontend, Data and QA!

 

The results

30 successful hires

25% tech hires made on hackajob

£150k saved on agency fees

94% response rate

 

See what they had to say

Samuel Obafemi

Recruitment Lead, AND Digital

We’re really proud to work with hackajob because of what they give us in return – it’s a great partnership!

We’re really proud to work with hackajob because of what they give us in return – it’s a great partnership!

Luke Coleman

Senior Tech Talent Partner at Argos

We have needed to upscale our engineering team with talented developers and hackajob has been and will continue to be the perfect platform to help us build great teams. They provide us the best and most relevant tech talent in the market quickly, whilst enabling us the opportunity to provide a positive candidate experience.

We have needed to upscale our engineering team with talented developers and hackajob has been and will continue to be the perfect platform to help us build great teams. They provide us the best and most relevant tech talent in the market quickly, whilst enabling us the opportunity to provide a positive candidate experience.

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