Access untapped tech talent and build your own tech talent pool.

Hiring tech talent is hard. We get it. Traditional recruitment services are stuck in the dark ages. Unfair fees, spam messaging, poorly qualified candidates – sound familiar?

You’re in good company

Building your tech team shouldn’t be rocket science.

Recruiters waste time by sending you irrelevant or poorly vetted (and expensive) candidates. Job boards give you reams of indiscriminate CVs and half-hearted applications. It’s frustrating.

Introducing the Haystack employer portal

Haystack’s custom-built intelligent matching criteria delivers pre-vetted, fully qualified tech talent right to you. Our technology filters out the noise and highlights techies matched specifically to your requirements based on their values, so you know it’s a great fit. After that, it’s up to you. We won’t manage the interaction at all – and we only help facilitate if you want us to.

See why 100s of employers trust Haystack to help build their tech teams.

Metrics and analytics for every stage of the hiring process

We don’t hoard information or keep anything a secret. Our platform and process are completely transparent and give you the tools to do things your way and the information you need to improve your chances of attracting the right techies to your roles.

Here are some of the analytics we provide right from the start:

Your talent pool

Profile visits

Job listing stats

Haystack puts your employer brand front and centre, showcasing you to thousands of highly engaged techies.

But don’t just take our word for it

“Haystack is modernising the way businesses hire top tech talent, connecting great candidates with great employers digitally and fast.”

– Lindsay Phillips, EVP Product Engineering, Sage

“We’re excited to be partnering with Haystack so we can showcase our culture, tech and roles in a way that cuts through the noise.”

– John-Paul McPartlin, CTO, Hive

Get started from just £99 per month

Frequently asked questions

What is Haystack?

Haystack is where techies discover opportunities. It’s a completely unbiased marketplace providing a level playing field for employers, no matter the size and scale. Haystack is a proactive, long-term solution for employers to expand tech talent reach, as well as building future talent pools of engaged techies.

Is this just another recruitment tool?

Haystack is more than just another way to find someone to fill a role. We provide employers with a range of data insights, and we match tech talent with your company based on their values and skills.

But what if we already have a proven recruitment process?

We won’t get in the way of that. All of your interviewing, vetting and competency checks are still fully in your control. Haystack just helps bridge the gap between you and tech talent.

How do you verify the quality of the techies?

Haystack only shows you people who fit your company’s values and culture. Our Haystack matching criteria will show both parties how well suited they are, meaning you will only see talent who will flourish in the role.

How does it work?

We have already created your profile and uploaded some information such as any live opportunities, so you can gain exposure to top tech talent. But in order to maximise the power of the marketplace, we encourage you to take ownership of your own profile. By doing this, you own the information and are able to update it as you please, highlighting some of the really cool things you’re doing to our audience.

And you're not just another recruiter?

Not at all. We’re a marketplace designed to better reflect how techies make decisions about opportunities, giving them all the information up front. We don’t poach people from other companies, our audience is actively engaged.

How do I receive applications?
You can encourage people to apply via your existing channels or we can make their profile visible to you on your employer portal.
How do you find them?

Haystack runs non-intrusive, non-poaching marketing to attract top talent to join the app.