Technology
recruitment

Solutions Driven has 20+ years of recruiting for some of the best technology companies across the globe. Securing top talent and guaranteeing the right candidates for the right roles.

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Hiring managers in the technology space
tell us they’re experiencing these issues when trying to hire top tech talent:

  • Lack of time to dedicate to hiring
  • Competitors swooping in for candidates
  • Unable to engage with top candidates
  • Small pools of high potential tech talent
  • Difficulties attracting candidates
  • Fast-moving talent pool
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But it doesn’t need to
be like this.
There’s a new way to recruit…

It’s called Recruitment Process IntelligenceTM and it’s the new way to guarantee recruitment results for hiring teams, backed up by proven processes and real intelligence. Using RPI, we find and engage highly skilled candidates presenting hiring managers with shortlists of top potential prospects within agreed timeframes.

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Recruitment Intelligence

Identify the gaps in your tech recruitment strategy costing you top talent and money. Gather competitor insights. Build talent pools of highly skilled it professionals. Target and engage passive talent in the tech industry.

Process Intelligence

A proven process and framework that guarantees the right hire, first time. Recruit faster. Drive deeper candidate engagement with qualified talent. Protect budgets.

Data Intelligence

Get the business intelligence and insights you need to drive future recruitment efficiency. Real-time hiring data from our experienced team. Move forward with confidence. Maximise budgets.

Avoid costly hiring mistakes
once and for all by following
these simple steps…

1

Book a call

Get in touch to schedule a consultation with one of our tech recruitment experts.

2

We’ll identify & attract top talent

We’ll discuss what your “ideal hire” looks like and match them to candidate fit scorecards before we begin engaging top talent.

3

You get the perfect candidate.

Whether it’s C-suite, senior management, business critical, or niche roles, you’ll get the perfect hire who meets all your requirements.

Here’s what our technology
clients have to say

Technology Recruitment

“When I talk to candidates in hiring process with us through Solutions Driven they have found the conversations very professional with great human touch. I can give my warmest recommendations to Solutions Driven”

Bo Sannung

CCO, Agillic

“The Solutions Driven team consistently delivers quality candidates and exceptional service. There is no role they can’t fill! They have helped us in several different countries and departments.”

Alley Agee

Recruiting Operations Manager, Aktana

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recruitment case studies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much are your recruitment fees?

    If you are looking for a new technology or IT recruitment partner, we offer two services: SD Search and SD Embedded.

    SD Search

    Our SD Search fees are around 20%, fixed in advance, depending on the type and number of roles that you require to be filled. Unlike many recruitment agencies, we don’t charge upfront for each new role, but instead focus on payment when milestones have been achieved.

    There’s no full upfront payments, you’re invoiced when key milestones have been achieved. Our payment process is linked to value delivered, not empty promises.

    SD Embedded

    For SD Embedded, we will agree measures of success at the beginning of the process and work with you to create a bespoke package that meets your needs.

  • Are you a technology recruitment agency? Do you have experience in this area?

    All of our team are experienced, industry leading, STEM or IT recruiters in their own right and either specialise in technical recruiting, are highly skilled information technology professionals, or have had extensive training in technology recruitment, recruiting for software engineering, or IT hiring.

    They have expertise in filling roles in various technology disciplines and can hire talent for technology roles from project manager roles and information security, to software development, at levels up to and including board level and director level.

    That means they are aware of the key recruitment competencies for your sector and will be able to engage with candidates successfully, meeting all your recruitment needs.

  • What's your success rate in placing roles compared to other recruitment agencies?
    SD Search

    On average, in SD Search, our experienced team place high quality candidates in 97% of the roles we take on, first time, every time.

    Occasionally, we come across jobs in STEM, tech, or IT recruitment where there are no candidates who meet the requirements of the client or clients – for example, if you’re hiring for diversity + specific skills or hiring for technicians in new technologies. In this case, we support the hiring manager to work out areas of flex in the recruiting process.

    SD Embedded

    For SD Embedded, we can work with, and give advice to, your internal team to improve your current success rate, or set down Key Performance Indicators that you’d like us to adhere to — finding the recruitment solutions that best fit you.

  • Where do you place roles?

    The Solutions Driven team works globally. Approximately 40% of the jobs we take on are in the US and 50% in EMEA, with the rest spread across the world.

    Solutions Driven’s main recruitment team is based in Scotland (near Glasgow), and we have specialists working across the globe. Our recruitment specialists have expertise in the tech industry and it recruitment and have knowledge of multiple languages, and operating in all time-zones as a trusted partner.

  • Tell me about your entire hiring process?
    The 6S Process

    We follow a 6S process to source and secure candidates for business critical and executive search, and a 6F methodology to get the right candidate and client fit for each position, specifically technology and IT recruitment.

    The 6S process is our proven process and framework that guarantees the right person, with the right skills and qualifications, for the perfect role, first time. We follow 6 steps to find the right applicants for your recruitment needs –

    Scoping – Kickstart the process the right way to avoid pain later.

    Scorecarding – Lock in what’s critical for your next hire.

    Sourcing – Discover top talent using the latest technology powered by human intelligence.

    Selecting – Analyse candidates to pinpoint the perfect fit.

    Securing – Offer and acquire the

    desired candidate.

    Satisfying – Successful partnerships are about continuous improvement.

    The 6F Methodology

    The 6F Methodology looks at six priorities of highly skilled candidates for a new role across the entire recruitment to ensure they’ll gel with the company and become long-term assets.

    Fit – The right role, for the right candidate.

    Freedom – Trust and flexibility to try new things.

    Family – Some things are more important than a job.

    Fulfilment – Life is too short not to enjoy work.

    Fortune – Money, success, satisfaction – whatever it may be.

    Future – Your goals, ambitions, and desires for the road ahead.

    At every stage and throughout the entire hiring process, our specialists provide support, data and intelligence that helps our clients with their current decision and assists them in planning ahead.

    Because our recruitment team use these methods and processes throughout recruiting tech talent, we do require a high degree of buy-in from our clients. This allows us to provide our right first time guarantees for your jobs, and ensure you always get the right candidate.

    The 6E Framework

    For embedded projects or services, we use a six step framework that ensures success in the embedded space. Designed specifically for embedded recruitment, it provides a step by step process for guaranteeing success. Ensuring every embedded recruitment project has buy in from ourselves and the client. The 6E Framework is made up of expectation, engagement, execution, efficiency, enablement, and experience. At every stage of the hiring process, we provide top quality project managers, supplying you with the data and intelligence to keep on top of the hiring.

  • Who will be my main point of contact? Do you have specified recruitment consultants?

    Unlike many other recruitment agencies, our team are 180 recruitment specialists, meaning our business growth team will walk you through the process of becoming a customer and signing contracts. Then they’ll arrange a meeting with your stakeholders, themselves, and your dedicated recruitment consultant, providing a thorough handover.

    Then your dedicated technical Search or Embedded recruitment consultant (or consultants) will take over.

    SD Search

    Our Search team have expertise in sourcing the best talent with the best skillset in the job market for your organisation.

    They’ll be in charge of finding your new employee. We’ll arrange regular check in calls with the stakeholders or your talent team to continually align your requirements, and ours. Company priorities can change throughout a process, and we want to ensure we’re always on top of that.

    SD Embedded

    For embedded, we will match you with a member (or multiple members) of our team with the best skills for the project and business sectors you have engaged us in. These team members will usually be skilled in your industry and have extensive knowledge working in recruitment agencies or within in-house talent teams to find highly skilled it professionals, assist with your hiring plans, help with backfilling and much more.

  • How involved do I need to be?

    Unlike many contingent recruitment agencies, we ask for a high level of buy-in from our clients. All stakeholders will need some degree of involvement. That means taking part in a scoping call for business analysis at the beginning of the process with a recruitment specialist (s). Here, we discover your requirements in areas like skills and salary, and look at areas of flex if those requirements could prove difficult to meet. For example, if you’re searching for aerospace roles or software developers in a specific location, we’ll look at what the expected salaries are for that area and help you flex if your numbers don’t match that.

    This is all backed up by market intelligence where we do indepth research on the data to ensure decisions that are being made are based on facts, not conjecture.

    Our recruitment consultants then create a sample longlist and shortlist that we ask you to review and provide feedback on. After that, we’ll provide you with a long-list and a shortlist where you can choose which candidates to take to interview. It’s not a laborious process, but it also isn’t one where you can outsource everything. In order to get the right person and not have to start from scratch when they don’t work out – we need to know exactly who is right for you.

  • How long is your time to hire?

    This is dependent on the type of position, the specificity of the requirements, and can also be affected by things like national holidays (looking at you, Christmas!), your team’s time, and the candidate pool.

    SD Search

    For SD Search services, it’s usually around 4-5 weeks, however this can change depending on the above. Your initial contact in the business growth team will oversee the process and will always be available if you have any questions or concerns, while your tech or IT recruiter will be continually available.

    SD Embedded

    For embedded services, we will discuss measures of success at the beginning of the process and will agree these before beginning working together.

  • How will you represent my company to candidates?

    Company branding isn’t always at the front of mind for recruitment agencies. However, it’s vitally important to candidate experience via technology recruitment agencies. Because of this, the Solutions Driven recruitment team takes the time to ensure that all collateral we use is on-brand for your business and represents who you are and the service or product you provide.

    Our recruitment consultants work to embody your business’s core values throughout the process, treating candidates how your own team would treat them and ensuring even rejected candidates leave with a positive impression. After all, while they might not be the right person now, they could well be your perfect employee in 6 months when they’ve had some more development.

  • What happens if my new employee / employees don't work out?
    SD Search

    We offer a 12-month guarantee on all roles in SD Search – more than recruitment agencies’ standard of 3-6 months. This means that if your new employee doesn’t work out, we’ll refill that role for free within their first year, redoing the entire hiring process. With a 97% success rate on Search roles, we rarely ever have to refill roles though – it’s why our guarantee is much longer than most of our peers.

    SD Embedded

    In SD Embedded, we will discuss measures of success at the beginning of the project and sign these off before we begin working together.

  • Do you do outsourced recruiting too?

    Yes. In fact, we’ve recently formalised our embedded service and have launched two separate services: SD Embedded and SD Search. The last year has been one of ups and downs, and many organisations slimmed down their talent acquisition teams, or let expensive recruitment agencies go, to cope with the business downturn. Now we’re opening back up and everyone needs to ramp quickly. But they don’t have the capacity or specialists to deal with it.

    However, lots of businesses don’t need RPO recruitment agencies to be embedded in their business long-term. So we offer a fixed-term embedded service that allows companies to flex their talent acquisition power with an experienced recruiter/s. Get in touch with us to discuss options for this service which can range from specific advice on a project to full spectrum recruiting.

  • What do your customers say about you?

    You can see what both our clients and the candidates we have placed in a position have to say about our skills in our “Wall of Love”. We are a recruitment company that has worked across multiple sectors in the last 20+ years and many of our business comes from referrals through happy customers or happy candidates.

    Additionally, 89% of our clients return to us to use our expertise to fill other STEM and technical roles after our first placement. (And of the others who don’t, it’s usually because they’ve built up their own internal team to increase capacity.) Candidates frequently mention their recruiter by name because they support them with a great experience, whether they’re hired or not.

  • What is RPI?

    RPI is Recruitment Process Intelligence – the new way for the recruitment industry – both internal teams and recruitment agencies, to guarantee recruitment results for teams backed by proven processes and real intelligence instead of false promises.

    There are 6 principles of Recruitment Process Intelligence:

    1. Human powered processes to find, engage and attract your ideal candidate.

    2. Full accountability and measurement from the outset.

    3. Measured on results, not false promises.

    4. Use of real-time data to drive continuous improvement.

    5. Blending the science of recruitment with the art of engagement.

    6. We love being the silent partner

  • How long has Solutions Driven been operating?

    Solutions Driven has been working in the recruitment space for 20+ years. Our founder, Walter Speirs, started the company after becoming frustrated with the way recruitment companies he worked with as a client in his VP position worked. Since then, Solutions Driven has worked on every type of role imaginable on every continent across the world.

  • What type of roles do you work on?

    We have two offerings at Solutions Driven, SD Search and SD Embedded for STEM and IT and technology recruitment.

    SD Search

    In SD Search we support on business critical or niche roles. That means we mainly hire tech talent and STEM talent for positions that are vital for business growth, or roles in c-suite or executive positions.

    Our main area of expertise is STEM recruitment, finding great people in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing. We are specialists and market leaders in recruitment across the semiconductor industries, Saas specialists, automotive, supply chain solutions, medical technology, EMS, data science, and much much more.

    SD Embedded

    In SD Embedded, we offer longer-term embedded recruitment services, tailored to your business needs. That could be working with your team in development and implementation of a new diversity strategy, full end-to-end resourcing for an entire department, or assisting a client with launching in a new location.

    We have provided technology recruiting solutions and technology headhunting for sought after roles across the STEM industries, hiring everyone from app developers, to sales leaders, and C-suite.