Newcastle-based Hive (HR) has announced they will be recruiting over twenty new roles across the company in the first half of 2020.
The HR technology firm is recruiting for a variety of Software Engineering roles in their Product team and is also advertising roles across Operations, Marketing, Customer Success and Sales departments.
Hive’s software-as-a-service (SAAS) technology is an employee survey platform that supports the HR function of organisations including River Island, Travelodge, Sheffield Hallam University, BrewDog and Northumbria Police.
The company’s high-profile business wins and ongoing success in securing investment funding is enabling the scale-up to accelerate recruitment and product development in 2020. The company aim to increase headcount from 39 to 60 by the end of the summer and plan to extend their 4,378 square foot office in Newcastle’s Broadacre House.
Hive’s Founder and CEO John Ryder has commented:
“We have ambitious but realistic growth targets as we aim to change the world of work for the better, and we need the best people on board to help make that happen. We’ve got very clear plans on where we need to take the product and new heads will help us to deliver on those plans in 2020 and beyond.”
In 2019, Hive won the UK Conscious Employer Award and was included in the annual ‘50 Best Places to Work in the North East’ list. The company’s benefits include flexible working, a competitive 26 days annual leave and a government-backed Share Option Scheme that rewards employees with tax-efficient shares in the business.
John Ryder continues:
“Hive helps organisations to improve employee engagement by creating positive workplace experiences for their people. Of course, we must eat our own dog food—SAAS terminology for “practising what we preach”—and so have been doing a huge amount of work on our own employee experience and benefits offering, which started by asking our people what they want and need from Hive as an employer.
It also goes without saying that we want to play our part in positioning the North East as a thriving technology hub, so we’re doing everything we can as a growing business to engage our incredible team, encourage skilled people to stay in the North East, and attract new talent into the region.”
Hive is now advertising the majority of roles on their website’s Careers page and also welcoming anyone interested to apply prospectively. The company have replaced the traditional covering letter with a digital form in order to understand more about a candidate’s personality and to remove the pressure candidates may feel when writing a formal letter.