The global embedded recruitment service for scaling companies

We support talent acquisition teams by providing experienced embedded recruitment experts dedicated to your success via a flexible, cost-effective subscription model, enabling you to scale quickly and efficiently.

Tailored solutions for any hiring challenge

We have deep experience across many aspects of technical and commercial hiring and have helped the world’s best brands overcome countless obstacles to scale. Let us tailor a bespoke solution for your business and equip you with the tools and processes you need to outrun the competition.

We’re preparing for hyper-scale

In 2021, we helped our partners hire 2910 outstanding candidates. For hyper-scaling businesses Hopin and Gorillas, our experts recruited hundreds of crucial roles in a matter of months, with both companies achieving unicorn status in record time.

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We want to improve our quality of hire

There are several contributing factors to quality of hire. One is the experience and expertise of the hiring team. Talentful’s embedded recruiters have years of combined experience and the ability to tap into a network of hundreds of talent experts to collaborate.

A second is incentivisation. When paying an agency commission, you motivate recruiters to fill roles as quickly as possible, without considering quality. By removing commission, Talentful has been able to refocus on quality and offer our partners a more cost-effective solution.

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We want to improve our diversity hiring

A recurring issue within the tech space, hiring for diversity is one of our specialisms. We have expertise in building fairer processes and eliminating bias from decisions. We’ll help you build a pipeline of diverse candidates so that your interview process is balanced.

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We need a flexible hiring option

Whilst Talentful is valuable as a long-term strategic advisor, one of the things that make us unique is our ability to ramp up and start hiring almost immediately. 

Whereas an in-house recruitment team is time-consuming and expensive to build, Talentful can quickly scale with your needs and is a cost-effective alternative. We are just as impactful for 3-month delivery projects as we are for long-term business transformation.

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We’re spending too much on agencies

By eliminating commission and refocusing on quality of hire, Talentful has saved our partners millions of pounds against what they would have spent on agency fees.

When you enter into a partnership with Talentful, not only are you paying for delivery of roles against target, you also receive consultative guidance and hiring process-building, increasing your ROI vs spending on agencies.

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We don’t have an internal recruitment team

Many of our most successful partnerships have been with businesses with no existing internal recruitment team.

Unlike many other third-party recruiting options, Talentful has the ability to hire the roles you require whilst also helping to implement the recruitment processes needed for future growth. When you do onboard permanent recruiters, our experts can work alongside them on best practices to ensure they are set up for success.

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Technical roles

Operations roles

Commercial roles

Tech recruitment experts

We are accomplished at hiring complex tech roles, whether you are looking to build a tech team from scratch or fill challenging niche roles that require deep expertise. We have helped leading brands across fintech, health, entertainment, sports, transport, AI and more scale their tech teams.

Front end engineers

Web developers

Backend engineers

Platform / Infrastructure / Site reliability engineers

Product / Data analysts

App developers

QA / Testers

ML engineers

Data scientists

Data engineers

Scrum masters

Ops recruitment experts

Operations roles are the crucial core of any successful global tech organisation. We don’t compromise on quality when it comes to hiring the talent that will make sure your business runs smoothly, having hired for thousands of operations roles for scaling businesses.

Financial specialists

Operations managers

People partners

Talent acquisition specialists

Office managers

IT support

L&D experts

Legal representatives

Commercial recruitment experts

We are adept at finding you the best commercial talent when you need to scale. Whether you’re launching in a new territory or aiming to consolidate in the markets you have already seen success in, we have experience in hiring a range of roles from creative marketers to results-driven business development managers.

Sales development representatives

Business development managers

Account executives

Brand marketers

Marketing operations

Growth specialists

Social media specialists

CRM experts

Product marketers

Client Testimonials

"When consultants are involved in all three of those things: delivery, stakeholder engagement and project work, I think you get the most out of Talentful.

And I think, given the quality of the consultants I've worked with from Talentful, I think that's what sets them apart from competitors."

Scott Baxter

Talent Acquisition Manager

"Having Talentful on-site as an embedded partner within our business has allowed us to scale quickly, but to grow in the right way and hire great people enabling us to continue our growth for the future."

Matt Norell

Head of Tech Recruitment

"So to me, if you're going through a hyper-growth scale-up process, if you want to match quality, speed and let's be realistic here, cost, the embedded model is the way to go. I can say that with confidence after working with Talentful."

Kevin Seay

Global Head of Talent Acquisition

"With Talentful, it's not just about doing all of their tactical boots-on-the-ground recruiting.

I mean, they do do that, of course, but another thing that I've found to be super valuable from Talentful is the advice they've given us: how to create a very compelling employer value proposition, doing A/B testing with reach-outs to candidates, how to do growth hacks to tap into additional channels."

Nathan Woo

Head of Engineering

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"Talentful really embedded themselves into Depop's team and culture, which meant that we were able to identify strong candidates, run efficient recruitment processes, keep communication high and significantly reduce our time to hire.

I would highly recommend the Talentful crew to any company looking to grow their team quickly and efficiently."

Chris Wilkinson

Director of People

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We tried several approaches and none of them were really delivering on the quality that we were looking for. And with Talentful, it was more of an extension of our existing team.

They were coming here, living with us, and experiencing what we were experiencing.

Tom Lienhart

Chief Operation Officer

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"Talentful had an immediate impact on our recruitment process. The Talentful community added so much value for us. Everyone we worked with was cheery, outcome and results-driven and a joy to work with.”

Michael Kenway

Recruitment Manager, EMEA

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"Talentful really made sure that the hiring managers know what it means when we scale, they gave us a structure.
When building the product team, we needed five product people and Talentful managed to hire all five, the full team, within six weeks. This was really awesome."

Vera Termühlen-Enger

Global HR Director

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"Talentful are really helping us find the best talent, that are the right fit culturally for the business. It’s really important, particularly when you’re scaling.
They come in and feel like a part of your business, so by spending time in the office, traveling to the different offices, getting to know the business, makes them feel as though they are part of the company."

Zoe Rumford

Chief People Officer

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“The big surprise was the quality difference in the candidates and how much easier it was as a process.
The key is being embedded in the company, and that is so different. The relationship is so much closer. It goes from being like a customer/client relationship to being a part of the team, fully understanding what I want and what the company wants.”

Sam Coley

Co-Founder & CTO

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"It feels like a true partnership, so I feel like I’ve got another voice and thinking partner within the organisation who thinks about HR.
Talentful have helped me hire probably in the hundreds now. We’re getting massive traction. Without really great calibre people, we couldn’t do that.”

Tamsin Webster

Director of HR

More than just recruiters

Decades of combined experience supporting the fastest growing and most ambitious brands in tech

Specialist tech knowledge to help you understand how best to connect with the talent you need to scale your business

Trained in DE&I best practice to ensure all candidates sourced for you enter a fair and equitable recruitment process

Up to date with the latest tools and trends thanks to a culture of constant learning and continuous investment in L&D for our people at every level

Hiring top talent, wherever you are

With experts operating in London, Berlin, San Francisco, New York, Austin, we’re well positioned to provide local knowledge to all of our partners.

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Find out how we can help you scale your team

We’re growing quickly and need talent fast

Hiring plans are not always predictable or consistent. Talentful can plug into your business quickly and seamlessly in a matter of weeks. We’ve hired hundreds of roles in a short space of time for many of our fastest-growing clients, adopting a data-driven approach to ensure our partnerships are strategic and deliver strong ROI. Find out more about how we hire at scale in our client case studies.

We want to improve our recruitment process

Building successful processes that last is essential to team growth in the long run. It’s wise to consider bringing in external expertise to ensure this is done correctly. While some consultancies may advise on process without delivering on your hiring goals, Talentful provides a unique blend of tactical recruitment delivery, strategic process building and long-term planning.

We need extra support for our in-house team

It’s a common misconception that internal teams and external support are at odds with each other. At Talentful, we find that working with internal teams often creates the best results, as it allows us to combine our external expertise and specialised knowledge with the internal and cultural understanding of your in-house team. Our unique embedded approach means that our consultants work incredibly closely with existing team members to maximise results.

We want to keep the hiring bar high

Often, when hiring at scale or at pace, the quality of incoming candidates can drop. With pricing structures based around quick results, many recruitment partners are incentivised to hire the first candidate they engage, rather than the best candidate. By eliminating commission and focusing on quality long-term partnerships, we’re incentivised to deliver you the very best talent in the market.

We want to reduce our recruitment costs

Talentful partners save, on average, almost 50% versus a traditional agency model. This is because, rather than taking commission on individual roles, we focus on building strong partnerships that deliver ROI over time. Many of our partners even find that our model is more cost-effective over time than increasing the capacity of their in-house team.

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