Start-ups

A model made for you

Scalable in-house talent solutions for world changing companies

Since 2015, we’ve delivered our in-house methodology to more than 85 world changing early and growth stage start-ups on a project basis, supporting over 100 human-centric founders and people leaders to grow their companies and hire 3,000+ team members.

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Our model

Our proven model combines the brand awareness, cultural understanding and cost effectiveness of an in-house recruitment team with the bandwidth, resource flexibility and market specialism of recruitment agencies.

A dedicated in-house team & tooling

Highly skilled talent partners deployed into your business to manage all hiring activity. We rapidly embed into your culture and assume your identity whilst using the Canda IP, support teams and latest tools to make a speedy impact.

Fixed monthly cost; no long term lock-ins

A subscription mentality. No long term lock-ins - just a transparent fixed monthly cost to cover the team, advertising and latest recruitment tools you’ll need.

Unique candidate attraction

Mission-focused candidate attraction campaigns to drive traffic to your vacancies. We help you define your message, tell your story and apply a marketing mindset to reach and engage talent that may not be actively looking, but is aligned to your ethos.

Speed & delivery commitments

Our squad model gives you the capacity and capability to achieve unrivalled hire quality and time-to-hire results for your scale-up. All of our partnerships are managed by a project plan with clear milestones and deliverables.

The playbook

Discover

Every project kicks off with a talent audit to fully understand your growth plans, key hires and target organisational design. We’ll combine our portfolio metrics with benchmarking data to give you the foundation to build an accurate hiring plan, budget and timeline to achieve your forecast. From here, we’ll help you define your value proposition to the talent market, craft your messaging and identify the right channels to spread the word.

Build

With a plan in place, we’ll rapidly build the processes and infrastructure required to ensure you scale fast and effectively. For some this may be
small iterations, for others it will be ground-up or full overhaul.

Core activities will be:

  • Design and build a winning hiring process and candidate experience
  • Craft compelling job specs, advert copy and marketing assets
  • First-time hiring manager coaching and workshops
  • Configure Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and integrate sourcing tools
  • Establish a playbook to codify great hiring across your business

Hire (RPO)

Aligned to your growth plan, your dedicated talent partner will manage the end-to-end hiring workflow, stakeholders and candidate journey for all roles. This will cover initial needs-defining with the hiring manager, first candidate touch point and day one orientation.

Core activities will include:

  • Identifying the right media mix and publishing vacancies
  • Black-belt sourcing, tailored outreach and messaging
  • First stage talent screening
  • Interview scheduling and decision making support
  • Offer negotiation and management
  • Pre-boarding and new hire orientation

Key hires are being made across many job roles, geographies and experience levels.

Engineering
Design
Operations
Data
Sales
HR
Marketing
Finance
Products
Legal
UK
Europe
North America
Intern
Senior
Graduate
Manager
Junior
Director
Associate
Vice President
Mid-Level
President

Value drivers

What’s in it for you when working with Canda? Besides great hires, we drive value for you in four key areas:

Results

You’re reaching for the stars. We’re here to add them to your team. When only the best will do, being results-driven is a must. We’re exactly that.

Focus

You have a clear and impactful purpose. We’re here to honour that. All of our hiring activity is done with your culture and diversity needs in mind.

Access

You really can have it all. A squad of experts. Data that’s yours to keep. Time savings. Cost reductions. The 5* all-inclusive of talent acquisition.

Control

Brand. Process. Costs. All there to be tamed, with the right ringmaster. We work closely with you to keep a lid on things (and avoid using agencies - win!)