Learn more about Haystack

For techies


1. What is Haystack?

Haystack is a career and insights marketplace. Our mission is to uncover, highlight and curate the most interesting tech opportunities.

2. How does it work?

For techies who are fed up with spam messaging and endlessly scrolling through job boards, Haystack provides techies a safe space to filter out the noise and uncover the best opportunities based on their interests, values and tech stack.

3. Will the jobs I see be relevant to me?

You will be matched with opportunities and roles based on a variety of factors including interests, values, tech stack, location, job title, salary.

4. Am I being shown jobs because an employer has paid to be at the top?

There is no paid promotion on your Haystack feed! You will see an unfiltered view of the opportunities that match your profile.

5. Do I have access to the entire jobs market or just those with companies who have paid to be on Haystack?

We want you to see all your options out there, so we aim to show a holistic view of the current market in your area, and those hiring remotely.

6. How do I apply if I see a job I like?

Easily! By adding a role or a company to your Haystack, this will make your profile visible to the employer. Or, we can provide you with the information you need to apply yourself.

7. Is Haystack only for jobseekers?

Not at all, whether you are actively looking for a new opportunity or just browsing what’s out there. If you work in engineering, data or design (or are about to take your first steps on the career ladder!) you’ll hopefully find Haystack useful.

8. What types of open jobs are posted on Haystack?

All roles that make a product team, so developers, product owners, UI/UX, quality assurance and all management roles in those areas right up to executive level.

9. Are you operating in all regions of the UK?

That’s the plan, but we need to walk before we run, so for now our focus is on certain regions. So, this may be why you aren’t currently shown a tonne of opportunities where you are! But stick with it – we’re coming soon.

10. Do I need to pay a fee to use Haystack?

Haystack is a completely free service for users! Always has been, always will be.

For employers


1. What is Haystack?

Haystack is an always-on solution that puts your roles and company in the hands of thousands of highly engaged developers, data scientists, designers and testers.

2. How does it work?

Haystack offers a variety of solutions, so for specifics get in touch today to discuss the details. At Haystack, we’re rethinking what it means to be discovered, allowing marketing-minded hiring managers to build consideration, awareness and interest.

3. Is this just another recruitment tool?

Haystack is more than just another way to find someone to fill a role. Working with Haystack rethinking what it means to be discovered, allowing marketing-minded hiring managers to build consideration, awareness and interest.

4. And you’re not just another recruiter?

Haystack is a marketplace designed to better reflect how techies make decisions about opportunities, giving them all the information upfront. We don’t actively poach people from other companies.

5. But 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.

6. How do you verify the quality of the techies?

Our Haystack matching criteria will show both parties how well suited they are, meaning you will only see users who are actively engaged in your profile.

7. How do you find them?

Haystack runs non-intrusive, non-poaching marketing to attract users to the app.