Talentful Announces Its New Global Employee Stock Option Programme

Talentful, a global leader in talent acquisition services, announces its employee stock option programme to current and future employees globally.

Talentful ( announced this month that it is issuing up to 20% of the company in stock options to the majority of existing and future employees. The company-wide initiative demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Talentful and its leadership team to involve employees, across all its territories, in the future development and success of the company. 

Named in Sifted’s list of ‘bootstrapped companies to watch’, self-funded Talentful invests all revenue back into the company to support business expansion, product development, learning and development, and enhancing employee experience. 

Talentful has maintained rapid growth since it was founded seven years ago. Between 2020 and 2021, the company’s revenue growth increased by 266% and headcount rose by 155% (Dec 2020 – Dec 2021). Today, Talentful has a total of five offices, and employs 300 people in the UK, Germany and the US. With ambitious plans and a disruptive technology product launching in 2023, led by Chief Product and Technology Officer Charles Henrich (previously at Shazam, Google and Yahoo!), the company’s growth shows no signs of slowing down. 

Talentful is working hard as a team to transform the recruitment landscape forever and believes that to do so, it is essential to build a robust culture of community and ownership, rewarding those that demonstrate positive impact towards the company’s mission. 

Commenting on the stock option announcement, Chris Abbass, CEO and Co-founder at Talentful, said:

“We are making this decision because we believe everyone, as a team and individually, has the ability to make a significant difference to Talentful’s growth and success. Every interaction our people have with each other and clients, how the team collaborates, how individuals represent our brand and the value they bring to our customers really moves the needle. 

“As we enter the next phase of our journey, I can’t think of a better way to unite everyone towards our mission of inventing the future of recruiting. Achieving the goals we have in front of us will not be easy. It will require us all to push forward with grit, determination and focus. But when we get there, those that have contributed will share in our collective success. 

“When Talentful wins, we all win.”

About Talentful

Talentful is on a mission to invent the future of recruitment by offering cutting-edge services and products that help high-growth technology companies hire the best talent. Founded in 2015, Talentful’s highly experienced talent experts act as a flexible onsite extension of in-house talent functions via a monthly subscription to ensure the best cultural matches and outstanding recruitment experiences for top talent and companies. 

From hiring to process reviews, events strategy and diversity workshops – Talentful helps many of the world’s biggest tech companies scale efficiently, including Alphabet, Microsoft, Deliveroo, Atlassian, Monzo, Einride, Expedia, Instacart, Miro, Waymo and many more.

With 300 talent professionals operating across San Francisco, New York and Austin as well as London and Berlin, the consultancy operates extensively across the US and Europe. 

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