Testimonials

Read our success stories and learn how we've helped companies hire tech talent since the UK has gone into lockdown

Tom Glover

Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Dunnhumby

dunnhumby and hackajob have built a fantastic relationship over the past three years. For us, what sets them apart is not just the consistent quality of the candidates they provide us across all areas of our tech recruitment (although this is a great strength). It is the dedication and professionalism of their Customer Success Team and their desire to understand our business and help us deliver our hiring objectives that really sets them apart from any other job platform!

James Maher

Senior Talent Recruitment Partner, Elsevier

Elsevier and hackajob have built a fantastic relationship in supporting us on our tech hiring initiatives in the UK over the last few years. The platform provides us with a great pool of candidates that are active in the market, and ready to approach directly. We’ve been able to cut down our time to source, and time to hire, with a user friendly platform that has been able to help us find talent, and that is easy to navigate.

Our account manager is highly detailed and supportive in providing us with great market insights in relation to the job market that we can use to present back to the business. The hackajob team provide constant communication, and are always supportive in helping us. I would highly recommend hackajob to any tech hiring organasation.

Luke Killick

Recruiter, NTT Data

hackajob has become an integral part of our hiring process here at NTT DATA. For the majority of our software and digital engineering roles it is our go-to tool for great, pre-vetted profiles with minimal time commitment from our end. There’s also a great deal of support from the people at hackajob, and they’re always on standby to help with anything from tweaking job criteria to yield the best results, to helping reschedule interviews if a candidate’s had a schedule conflict etc.

hackajob compliments the other tools we use perfectly, and I’d certainly recommend any direct hirers give it a shot!

Crystal Shih

Recruitment Business Partner, Sky UK

hackajob is a user-friendly platform that helps us find suitable tech talent. I can set up message templates, and send calendar invites directly from the platform. All of the platform features we utilise are straight-forward and easy to apply, and the team at hackajob are always very supportive and responsive. I have identified a great software engineer from hackajob which is like finding a a unicorn in the market today - a very niche skillset and brilliant experience. The talent pool on hackajob is very strong, especially for the software development market area.

Josh Wingate

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Cinch

hackajob is a great platform for us as we don’t need to set aside much time each day to use it, but we still get access to candidates which are a great fit for us not just technically, but culturally too. Most importantly, we are finding candidates that we are not finding anywhere else. In the past we’ve had to rely a lot on agencies, and we were worried that candidates might have been approached about Cinch already, but every single candidate we have engaged with on hackajob hasn’t been approached by anyone else, which is great!

We work the platform into our daily morning schedule to review our new matches, and its really easy to set up calls with candidates we’re interested in. We use the Easy-Schedule feature where candidates can book in a call with you whenever you are free, which has been really helpful for me, as when you have a busy diary it can take so much time communicating back and forth.

All in all, it’s been a great experience so far with hackajob, and we’re really looking forward to working with them on all of our tech roles, and making more hires!

Oscar Machado

Head of Talent Acquisition, Photobox

At Photobox we hire across a wide technology spectrum including Web and Mobile Development, SRE, Data & Analytics, Cyber Security as well as Product and Design. As the market started to become even more competitive in the last year, we found in hackajob the perfect tool to support our tech hiring: We increased our productivity in candidate engagement, built up our pipelines and successfully converted a number of hires.

I had worked with hackajob in previous experiences and they never disappoint. It seems with the years it has widened its scope to support more and more different types of roles within tech. I highly recommend hackajob as an amazing partner for your Tech hiring needs!

Sara Capuozzo

Recruiter, NTT Data UK

I have used extensively hackajob in past 6 months to hire data-focused candidates. For me, it has been an incredible useful time saver tool. It’s very user friendly and it only provides candidates who match your job description. Profiles are very easy to screen given the user friendly interface, and setting up recruiters screening calls is very quick.

I would definitely recommend hackajob. The platform provides access to candidates with a strong skillset, and the Customer Success team is always happy to support and customise the filters you need to get the best out of the search!

Mark Ricketts

Technical Recruiter, HM Courts & Tribunal Services

We have seen candidates that we’d not seen on any other platform before on hackajob. On top of this, it is very clear what candidates’ expectations are, which helps a lot when engaging with them. Prior to using hackajob, we also sometimes struggled to get hold of candidates. With hackajob, our response rate is better than any platform we have used.

We have been making offers and placements right from the beginning of our 30-day trial period and the cost per hire from the platform is totally unrivalled in the market. We have made close to one hire from every ten successful matches on the platform.

The platform is so easy to use - when you book an interview with a candidate, it's synced with your calendar. Everything is super clear and easy to navigate. Alongside this, I love the communication and relationship with the hackajob team. The customer service side of things is second to none!

I would be devastated if our partnership ended. I would have to find a lot of hires from somewhere else. Without doubt it's the best internal recruitment tool we use.

Adam Hillary

Recruitment Manager, The Access Group

We had a 30-day trial with hackajob about a year ago, which was really successful. We made 3 hires in that time period, which helped answer the question of whether we could utilsie this solution longer term!

Before using hackajob, tech recruitment was a challenging market. There is huge demand, and lots of competition, so a lot of time was spent trying to find these people. hackajob given us lots of sourcing time back, by providing us with a unique pool of pre-vetted candidates, who already have an insight into who The Acess Group is. That makes the introduction much easier, and the process moves much more quickly.

We’re now in our second contract with hackajob, after such as positive ROI of the first year, and the majority of our success coming from developers and QA, which previously were difficult-to-fill roles. 

hackajob is an efficient use of the team’s time, and has been a phenomenal success for us.

Bridget Munyarari

Talent Acquisition Partner, Kainos

When I first joined Kainos, I was introduced to hackajob and our customer success manager in my first week, and was trained up on the platform as part of my remote onboarding experience. Our team hires for senior to leadership level engineering and architect roles, across London, Birmingham, and Leeds, and we often require candidates to be eligible for SC clearance for certain projects, which hackajob massively helps with. 

They help to bridge the gap between agencies and job boards, and the searches are much more tailored, with candidates always matching exactly what we need. I always have a consistent level of new candidates, especially for some of our more niche roles in architecture, or difficult tech stacks. The platform is always my first port of call for the day, and the majority of my screening calls on a weekly basis come from hackajob. 

The hackajob team is always on hand to help, ensuring we are getting the most out of the platform, and the extra support is amazing. They have helped us with everything from our brand pages, to market research which helps us understand if we are targeting talent in the best way possible. It's been so helpful to have a platform that can work side by side with our existing internal platforms and processes.

If you’re thinking about trying hackajob, go for it. Especially if you are hiring in engineering. I’d also highly recommend hackajob to any developers looking for a job too!

Dan Pearson

Recruitment Advisor (Product & Test), The Access Group

hackajob has been one of my favourite tools for finding candidates for my roles! It's different from other solutions I've used in the past, as you can accept or decline candidates you match with. Everything is presented in a sleek and clear way, and massively helps you save time on sourcing.

In the past, one of the biggest challenges I've faced when sourcing tech candidates has been around salary information and specific technical expertise. hackajob has really helped us to find those people more quickly, and we’ve seen lots of success in roles that we have previously struggled to fill, specifically in test and software engineering. 

My favourite feature is the ability to ask candidates for time slots prior to an interview. The platform then automatically books the interview in your diary, with their CV, contact information, and everything else you might need. On top of this, we have a friendly account manager, who helps me get the most of the platform, and manage my interviews. 

If our partnership ended, we could put back 12 months on our recruitment strategy. You have nothing to lose, and so much to gain, using hackajob.

Mark Stainer

Director of Talent Acquisition, 6point6

At 6point6 we started engaging with hackajob at the beginning of 2022, in this short space of time they have already found us 4 fantastic hires with plenty more profiles in the pipeline. The platform is easy to use and they have excellent customer success managers who take time to understand your business needs and match them up well with strong technical profiles. Using hackajob has allowed the internal TA team to work across different areas of the business, we no longer have to send out hundreds of InMails, all the work is being done in the background.

Rosie Binfield

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, Bottomline Technologies

When I first started using hackajob, I found the main difference to other solutions I have used, is that it is very easy to use, all of the candidates are ‘warm’, and it allows you to tap into extraordinary talent that you didn’t necessarily know existed! Not only do you have a clear understanding of their skillset, they match your job description extremely well. I have an incredible match rate (70%).

I’m very organised, and the platform fits in perfectly to my daily work schedule. I can get through all of my sourcing and interview admin in 30 minutes! The platform sets up my interviews, and puts everything I need into my diary, including their profile, contact information, and which role they are interviewing for. It is probably the most useful tool I have used when it comes to scheduling interviews, and when you need to deliver on critical job roles for the business.

We have had great success with hackajob. Even in the first 30 days of using the platform, we had three offers. In fact 50% of my critical hires for the business this year have been made through hackajob.

hackajob has become part of my working life. It's a partnership, not just a platform I pay for. The team supports me on everything from company branding, job descriptions, and getting maximum potential out of the platform. It would be a massive loss not to work with them.

Marisa Ghazalli

Senior Talent Acquistion Consultant, Leidos

At Leidos, we’re always looking and searching for good tech talent. hackajob came to our attention and after a call with their Account Managers decided to try them out on a trial basis. I was pretty amazed that we were able to source and recruit people in a short space of time (literally within the first week!) I could already see a great pool of talented people. I am really glad that we’ve now become longer term trusted partners and I will continue to use hackajob as they aid in challenges and pains that we’ve had for a while - especially within such a tough and competitive market place.

Diane Tan

Talent Acquisition Partner, Informa

I recently joined Informa hiring for a new programme focused on data. There have been quite a few challenges with recruiting, especially with the market today for data scientists, analysts and engineers.

I found out about hackajob from a colleague of mine at Informa, who put me in touch with our account manager to arrange an onboarding session within just a few hours. We needed to find candidates ASAP, as we had a lot of urgent roles to fill. hackajob works a little like a dating site, but rather than trying to find the right person, you're matched with candidates who are already pre-screened on things like salary, location, right to work, and so on. This saves us a lot of time with headhunting, and sifting through applications.

We catch up with our account manager regularly where we will review our interview pipeline, and discuss different strategies to match with the best people for our roles, as well as how we can maximise our ROI.

I’ve now placed three candidates into data roles which I have struggled with previously when sourcing to find people with the right seniority level or salary expectations, or I would struggle with engagement on linkedin. With hackajob, I matched with suitable candidates straight away, who had the right level of technical leadership and experience!

Mark Carney

Tech Talent Acquisition Partner, Dunnhumby

I’ve been using hackajob since I started at Dunnhumby, we use the platform on a day-to-day basis. We predominantly use it for our software engineering, and testing hires in the UK across London and Manchester. We get a good quality of candidates, and the ‘boolean searches’ are already done for you in the form of matches, so then it's an easy process to book and schedule interviews through the platform, and then take candidates through our interview process from there. We’ve also had success in our more niche roles across data science and architecture, and all of our matches fit the criteria we’re looking for.

Working with the team, we have regular catch ups, and they help out with communicating with candidates if we’re having trouble getting hold of them for example. I have no problem recommending hackajob, and if our partnership were to end tomorrow, we’d definitely see a downturn in the number of candidates we put into our process. We’d have to spend a lot more time self-sourcing on job boards, which would add a lot more stress to our day to day life to be honest!

Dylan Chiromerides

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Zaizi

I’ve been using hackajob for around 8 months now and I’ve been thoroughly impressed with how in tune the hackajob team are with the candidates using their services. Almost every candidate I’ve spoken with is clued up on us at Zaizi and genuinely interested in us, before setting up an initial interview. This has led to many incredible hires!

The service from hackajob is fast-paced, and works wonders with our process. They take their time to understand how we operate and who we are. The hackajob platform has become my go-to tool for sourcing candidates.

Alesia Abramovich

Senior Technical Recruiter, Sensor Tower

Sensor Tower has been growing rapidly and we are constantly looking for highly talented engineers to join our teams. Hackajob has been a very reliable partner for us in the UK and helped us to find engineers for a number of different roles we have across the business. Big thank you to their Customer Support team who understand our requirements well and constantly make sure that we have candidates in our pipeline. The platform is super easy to navigate and provides analytics for the whole hiring process, making our work more efficient.

Technology Resourcing Partner at Virgin Media

Technology Resourcing Partner at Virgin Media

At Virgin Media we’re constantly hiring within technology and in this fast-paced recruitment market, hackajob provides us with an easy-to-use platform where we can reach out to candidates unavailable on other sources. Their Customer Success Managers are helpful, able to assist with training and market insights, and can be invaluable in utilising the platform to its fullest extent.

It’s particularly helpful that registered candidates are vetted by the hackajob team, so you know their personal information is correct and up-to-date. I’ve used a variety of sourcing tools throughout my recruitment career and hackajob offers ease and functionality to make it incredibly reliable and useful.

Holly Greenfield

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Software AG

Software AG and hackajob have formed a strong relationship, with both time efforts and understanding from both sides. We have dedicated customer success managers that ensure that we have top tech talent that matches not just on skillset but also our culture and values. We no longer have to spend hours messaging on LinkedIn, as we have a huge pipeline of candidates that are easy to contact, right from the start and all the way through the process.

We have been so impressed with the platform’s services, that we have also decided to use hackajob’s technical testing tool to reduce the amount of interview stages and make our process more efficient.

hackajob continues to go from strength to strength, offering webinars and events, technical testing, consistent advice, marketing insights, and extra resources for hard-to-fill roles. I would highly recommend hackajob for any of your technical hiring needs!

Joe Smith

Talent Acquisition Specialist (Technology), CGI

We recruit for a number of locations across the UK, and most of our roles require candidates to be eligible for security clearance so this has always been a challenge for us. With hackajob, there is a consistent pipeline for almost every role, which has resulted in me being able to deliver lots more profiles to key stakeholders in the business.

Working with the hackajob team, I feel they genuinely want to help us. From the start during our trial period, we’ve worked closely with our customer success managers who have provided us with regular updates, and brought us up to speed very quickly on how to use the platform. It was a very smooth process moving from our 30-day trial, to a contract too.

One of the best things about using hackajob, is that my time to hire has been as little as 7 days, which has made people very happy at CGI!

Adrian Berridge

Talent Acquisition Team Lead, Bally's Interactive

It became apparent very quickly that hackajob is a unique platform that has provided us with some excellent candidates in what is a very challenging technical market, particularly in the UK.

We have an excellent placement record with hackajob for our tech business units, and the platform has provided us with great candidates, particularly in and and around the work we do on diversity and inclusion.

hackajob has been an essential platform for our tech sourcing for the last 12 months. I think what underpins hackajob’s success, is the relationship we have built with our account managers, and the wider team. hackajob is like an extension of our talent sourcing function and I’m hoping we continue to build a great relationship going forward into 2022.

Ramya Prakash

Sourcing Specialist, Capgemini

Initially I was skeptical of using the hackajob platform, as when you normally use different job boards, you’re always searching for relevant candidates. When I started using hackajob, I noticed that the CVs were much more relevant. All of the profiles I have found on hackajob, have always reached the clients that we support at capgemini, and have made 80% of our client’s shortlist.

It’s a wonderful platform where you get a high number of CVs and you can be confident with them. I have also worked on niche roles, like a Microsoft 365 developer, and Technical Architect, which I saw a good number of profiles, and hired for.

Finally, I’d love to talk about the customer support from hackajob. I simply share the requirements, and skill set for the role I'm working on, and the role can be set up quickly for me. There’s always a quick response from them, and hardly like you have to do anything to see relevant profiles!

I have seen lots of success with hackajob, and it's my go-to-platform for any technical, or challenging role that is given to me. I would definitely recommend everyone to use this platform!

Michael Forshaw-King

Recruitment Partner, Cyber & Intelligence at Raytheon

Here at Raytheon, we’re quite specialised in how we recruit and can find it somewhat changeling to attract the right calibre of candidates and who meet our requirements.  Raytheon hires extensively across tech and hackajob make our lives that little bit easier providing they do.  Apart from providing great candidates, what I personally like is the relationship we have and the working in partnership approach we have.  Furthermore, the webinars that Hackajob hosts really help us to attract talent as well as raise brand awareness.

Lisa Smith

Resourcing Team Lead, BBC via New Street Consulting Group

hackajob has been a great tool in generating candidate pipelines – we have made a number of hires following matches to our clients requirements.

The system is user friendly and configurable, with support from the hackajob team on hand when required and with regular updates, it's been a great partnership.

I’d be happy to recommend to other clients looking to hire tech talent!

Bharat Chudasama

Talent Acquisition Partner, Boohoo Group Plc

We’ve had a really positive experience with Hackajob so far, I’ve managed to fill a vacancy that had been live for quite some time struggling to find the right candidate within the salary range, but found a candidate and hired within 2 weeks!

It really helps that Hackajob focus on tech roles specifically, which is a huge benefit to internal technical talent acquisition teams. They’ve helped support on technical hires while bringing agency fees down plus pushing our snazzy new employer brand for Boohoo Technology out there.

Katy Garnham-Lee

Talent Executive, Gymshark

At Gymshark, we’re hiring extensively across tech and with hackajob being tech specialists, this is brilliant for us because it means we have extra support and can speak to targeted candidates. The candidates we speak to are really strong.  I would definitely recommend hackajob - they really do take the heavy lifting out from our side so that we can focus on other areas and we’re really excited to continue working with them. The webinars, events and marketing activities are all things that we wouldn’t necessarily have the capacity to do, and it’s going to help us get our name out there in the tech world.

Varun Gill

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Kainos

Most of our hires tend to come from hackajob and honestly, the platform provides the best candidates I’ve ever seen. A massive positive of hackajob is that you have a huge pipeline of candidates that are there and available - they’re all actively on the market! 

Tasha Cobb

Talent Partner, Auden

Last year, I was the only person in recruitment for Auden, so to have a platform that was saving me time and resulting in talent in the background was amazing. Not only do you get access to some really great talent, but I think that partnering with their team and having access to their expertise has been a really big success and makes hackajob stand out from other platforms. As we pivoted towards a more remote-working world, hackajob has enabled us to access a different talent pool than we would have been able to target previously. Overall, it’s been a great benefit to us. 

Kate Hatton

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner (Cyber & Intelligence), Raytheon

Our team has been using hackajob for over 18 months and, thanks to their platform, we have made many critical hires. The platform is very user-friendly and gives you access to a wide talent pool of highly sought after candidates. Our success is largely thanks to our Customer Success Manager Olivia and her dedicated support. She has been very proactive in understanding our requirements and making sure that we take full advantage of all platform's features. Here's to many more hires!

Matthew Plinck

Technical Recruitment Lead & Talent Acquisition Specialist, Rocket Lawyer

Rocket Lawyer is growing rapidly and always looking for long term partnerships to enhance our ability to retain the best talent on the market and hackajob has been a great partner! Outside of talent solutions they have offered us access to events and assessment tools that have created opportunities for multiple business units within our organization. 

James from hackajob’s sales team and Ben from their customer success dept. have bent over backwards working to add value to our organization and have been very responsive in addressing any questions we have had. The world is going through challenging times and during difficult periods, businesses show how much they value their customers. I can say that through these challenging times, the team at hackajob have shown that they truly value their customers.

Sara Ackroyd

Talent Manager, Push Doctor

hackajob is a fantastic platform that is an essential recruitment tool supporting Push Doctor's growth as we scale up the business and is a great tech-focused platform. 

We’ve found strong talent both local and across the UK, and Dave, Liv and the team are incredibly supportive throughout the end-to-end process and have a deep understanding of the business requirements and company culture. 

We’re delighted to be partnering with hackajob as it’s a great way to connect with top tech talent and a real benefit to our business. Great work! It’s a pleasure to partner with such a great team.

Michael Moore

Lead Recruitment Business Partner, Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive we’re transitioning into a technology business and hackajob have been helping us find the best Digital talent available. Historically we’ve struggled as a business in a competitive market to attract good people who haven’t heard of our brand, and hackajob have been a great help in assisting us to find hard to reach talent. I look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship with the team!

Helen Adesina

Resourcing Partner - Digital IT and Tech, Vodafone

hackajob has given our Digital Engineering team access to a wider pool of talented technical candidates with a range of skill sets across modern technologies. This has really helped shape the digital transformation that we at Vodafone are going through as a business.

hackajob really understands what we’re looking for as a company and are able to deliver this with speed and efficiency. We’ve made some excellent hires through hackajob over the last year and ran some amazing digital events. 

Collaborating with hackajob is a true partnership, as we are also able to gain insights into the current market around candidates as well as other businesses, which is invaluable.

Sean Allen

Recruitment Manager, D&I Champion & Squad Lead, BJSS

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, hackajob reacted quickly to provide some excellent and detailed tech recruitment training to the recruitment community. The sessions have been informative, interactive and all content shared after. The slack community they created to enable continued discussion has been great.

Alex Wharton

Head of Resourcing and Talent, Ordnance Survey

hackajob has provided a platform for us to access tech talent in what has been a notoriously challenging and competitive market. We’ve already seen a return on investment having successfully hired great candidates via the platform. The team at hackajob took time to really understand our organisational recruitment strategy, challenges and demographic and where they could support us in the tech arena and we’ve begun to develop a strong partnership that is seeing us tap into high quality pools of tech talent.

Ryan Bolton-Smith

Talent Acquisition Lead, Bud

hackajob is a great platform that continues to add features that genuinely makes it even easier to use. There’s a constant flow of candidates from Go to DevOps candidates which are really manageable to hire for. The account management at hackajob is second to none, you're always kept up to date with new candidates coming in that suit your roles.

Dan Chetty

Senior Resourcing Partner and Team Leader, Vodafone

Vodafone are on a historic journey, transitioning into a technology business. hackajob has been instrumental with assisting us to bring on the best Digital talent available. Not only has hackajob helped to identify quality candidates, they have assisted us with building our digital brand and partnered on several compelling webinar events. hackajob are extremely easy to work with, and no task has been too much for the team!

Amelia Steele

Recruitment Lead, AND Digital

We’ve definitely seen an increase in candidate engagement by using hackajob. We really like how well hackajob manages the candidate process - they give candidates impartial advice and coaching which is super helpful AND they make sure to stay in touch with them all and make sure they’re ok - it’s great to see. Our Southern team has seen huge success with hackajob so we’re really keen to keep the relationship going.

Robert Holdstock

Talent Acquisition Partner, Secret Escapes

My experience with hackajob has been really positive. Before using their platform, our average cost per hire for tech was 10k and since partnering with them, it’s gone down to 4k (versus agency fees). 

What’s more, alongside our own efforts, our acceptance rate has bumped up to 86%. Whenever any changes need to be made in terms of our ways of working as a business, their product team is always onboard and really supportive. 

Overall, they really care not only about their clients, but their candidates too. It’s a good business model run by good people and we absolutely plan on continuing to use them in the future.

Samuel Obafemi

Recruitment Lead, AND Digital

It’s been such an easy process with hackajob regarding getting the right talent and they really understand our business and overall ‘tone’. It’s almost like they’re part of the team. To date, we’ve made 110+  hires with hackajob and saved over £480k vs traditional agency fees. I see us partnering even closer with hackajob and there’s a huge opportunity for cross-learning on both sides. Overall, it’s a great partnership!