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Hiring the right people is crucial for any organisation, but perhaps more so for a tech start-up or scale-up. Critical to your success will be your ability to attract and retain top talent with the right technical skills and cultural fit for your team.

That’s where we come in. Rise provides a subscription-based recruitment solution, with access to talent, skills and content as a service which is tailor-made for digitally native product and service companies like you. Rise is well-suited for series A and B scale-ups which have over £1 million in investment funding. We will support you on your growth journey to the next series of funding and market share and ultimately, for those that are the most ambitious and successful, to future Unicorn status.

Subscribing to our service will form an exclusive collaboration that provides you with:

  • Permanent recruitment of an agreed number of technology hires per year
  • A dedicated expert recruitment consultant and account management team specific to the technology talent pools you require
  • Access to an online skills development training platform with useful training courses including funding, networking, legal, sales and marketing
  • Access to our extensive technology talent networks
  • An employer branded multi-channel campaign including your own fully branded recruitment microsite to further enhance your employee value proposition (EVP)
  • Priority access to our leading market insights and thought leadership content to help you scale your business


Whether you are a start-up or scaling business, Rise is committed to being agile and innovative when it comes to your talent management approach. We can tailor the subscription model, be it for a specific project, campaign or a 12 month rolling membership, and align the pricing and technology talent requirements to your needs, whether for a key hire, a software development team of 3-4 or a much more significant investment in talent across your team or project.

We understand that your needs will change and evolve over time given the scale of change we have all seen over the last 12 months. You will have the ability to revise your plans and your Rise membership as part of your monthly and quarterly review with your expert Hays consultant and membership team. After all, we can only predict the future so far.

Be assured that regardless of where you are in your growth journey, and the levels of funding and investment you may have already secured, Rise is a journey we want to go on with you. As a result, you will benefit from the same incremental discounts whether or not you have a clear talent strategy in mind, and there is huge value in all the key features that both the skills and content as a service provide.

Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss your options when it comes to engaging with the talent, skills and content available through this service model, where the only limitation to what is possible is the scale of your ambition.



Permanent recruitment of tech talent

At Hays we are committed, passionate and dedicated to building, promoting and engaging with talent pools both within existing areas of expertise, and future areas as new innovative and disruptive technologies come to the fore. We are market leaders, placing more than 4,300 tech professionals into new roles last year, and our values focus on being a lifelong career partner to those we engage with each day. We achieve this through creating platforms to build strong relationships with both passive and active talent in the market, for example, through the many events we hold with partners in our ecosystem, talent Meet-Ups, Hackathons, and Hays Certified tech retraining programmes.

Working with a dedicated expert consultant and account management team, you will receive access to a set number of permanent technology hires per contractual year.

Quality guarantee

Through our process of gaining an understanding of your unique organisation as well as the aspirations of the candidates we engage with, we strive to ensure that your new hires will not only excel in their role, but will also be a good fit with your team. However, if a hire does not work out, we will also offer you the extra piece of mind with a free like-for-life replacement within the first 26 weeks.

Roles we recruit for include:


  • Architect
  • Head of Development
  • Development Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Team Lead
  • Software Engineer
  • Developer
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft
  • Full Stack
  • Front End
  • UI
  • UX


  • Information Security Architect
  • Information Security Manager
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • IT Security Auditor
  • Network Security Admin
  • Cryptographer
  • Cryptanalyst


  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineering & Big Data
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Business Intelligence Developer / Analyst
  • Data Governance
  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Science
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Deep Learning & AI
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision


Delivering talent across all technology platforms including Azure, AWS, VM Ware and Google.

  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Cloud Architect
  • Network Architect
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Service Desk Mgr
  • Service Desk Analyst
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Cloud Project Mgr
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Platform Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Application Support Analyst
  • Site Reliability Engineer

Projects & Change

Delivering talent across all technology transformational change programmes, including CRM and ERP technologies such as Dynamics, Salesforce, ServiceNow and SAP.

  • Transformation Director
  • Programme Director
  • Portfolio Director
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Management Office
  • Change Manager


  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer

Employer branded multi-channel campaign

Our employer branded multi-channel campaigns use a wide range of tools and channels to attract top talent to apply to your vacancies. The centrepiece of this extensive campaign is your own custom built, fully branded recruitment microsite, which incorporates your brand and reflects your values to ensure applications are of the highest quality and relevance to you.

What’s included:

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Hays Sponsored Job – your job advert will top relevant searches on hays.co.uk, which receives 500k+ unique visits every month

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Employer branded specialist job board advertising – we’re a market-leading advertiser on hundreds of specialist job boards, including Stack Overflow

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M.I reporting – includes name-blind diversity metrics to be more open and inclusive to all

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Branded email campaign – targets technology talent from our extensive candidate database

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Social promotion – uses custom social graphics created by our in-house design team

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Bespoke recruitment microsite – including featured branding on Hays websites

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Diversity & inclusion – dedicated tab on your microsite to help encourage a diverse range of applications

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Video My Job – short, impactful, engaging video job adverts delivered through targeted social media activity


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James Harvard delivers business-critical initiatives with agility and offer exceptional value for money to simplify the complex process of project and change management. Our service is based on project delivery, so you can be assured we won’t stop until we’ve achieved your goals.

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Wider recruitment

Looking to hire someone outside of a tech role? We also recruit for both permanent and temporary professionals across over 22 skilled and technical professional areas, including finance, office support, legal and marketing.


We work with a number of expert partners and others in our ecosystem both locally and globally who can support you on your scaling journey:

Computer Weekly
Silicon Republic
Empact Ventures


Interested in finding out more? Fill in the simple form below and an expert consultant will get in touch with further information on how to subscribe:

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What type of roles will you recruit for as part of my subscription?

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We are experts at finding and engaging with technology talent across a broad range of roles and levels of seniority within digital technology and IT. This includes, but is not limited to, the job titles outlined above.

What happens if I want to hire more technology professionals than the subscription provides?

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In this instance, we will charge you a reduced fee of £6,000 for each technology hire above the number provided by your subscription. The assumption here is you are growing faster and being more successful than you anticipated in the first year of the subscription. Otherwise, we would encourage you to take advantage and to benefit from the incremental discount of 10% for every 5 hires you commit to in advance that will then form part of your monthly subscription from the start.

I am a Series C or D funded business – can you help me with all the benefits of an exclusive partnership?

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Of course! We already work with a number of established Unicorns to help them to succeed through a solution provided by https://www.haystalentsolutions.com/

As part of an exclusive partnership, what are the service levels you provide on delivery?

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As with any growth partnership, the levels of communication and insight are critical to its success. You will receive monthly updates on the employer branded multi-channel campaign to see how your brand and product is developing with your target communities. When it comes to talent acquisition, our expert consultants will provide you with market feedback within the first 48 hours of a key technology hire role going to market, and a shortlist would be delivered within 10 working days maximum. This can equally be an on-going talent journey to ensure we attract not only the best talent on the market, but equally the best passive talent who we have engaged with around your purpose, growth plans and product or service. In addition, depending on your scale, monthly or quarterly on-site meetings will take place with our experts to ensure you are accessing all our forthcoming talent network events and opportunities.

What is the minimum term of the Rise partnership?

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Given the nature of the solution we provide, we would expect this to be a minimum 12 month contract to ensure you gain maximum benefit for the core components of the service. Our vision, however, is to build long term partnerships to support you on your scaling journey.