Glasgow recruitment tech firm lands key deals as it eyes headcount of 50 by 2022

A Glasgow-based recruitment technology specialist has landed two key deals as it embarks on a “breakout year” and ramps up its headcount.

VizCareer, which was founded in 2017, has signed deals with jobs portal s1jobs and recruitment and business consultancy Taranata Group.

The tech firm has developed proprietary video-based software that allows recruiters to run the entire hiring process from advertising roles to appointing successful candidates on a single platform.

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The business has also appointed a new high-profile chairman – Alistair Forbes, the founder of Scottish Tech Army and a successful global technology entrepreneur and investor. Meanwhile, recruitment industry specialist Shannon McKechnie, previously a director at Search, has been appointed client relationship director.

Some of the VizCareer team pictured in Edinburgh. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Connor Haggerty, chief executive and co-founder of VizCareer, said: “We have spent the last couple of years investing in the development of our technology and we are now poised to make 2021 a breakout year.

“The deals with s1 and Taranata are major milestones for us and give strong validation of our business and technology, marking the start of the next phase of growth of VizCareer.

“We have very ambitious plans, including significant growth in the team. We have eight people in the team at the moment, but we expect that to grow to 25 by the end of this year and reach 50 by the end of 2022.”

Connor founded VizCareer with his father, recruitment industry expert Steve Haggerty.

Steve, founding director of executive search firm Munro Consulting and now a non-executive director of VizCareer, said: “I could see the way the recruitment industry was moving increasingly towards being video-first.

“The problems we addressed initially were recruitment efficiency and cost. There wasn’t really a single platform on which you could run an entire recruitment process from start to finish, with video at its core.

“My many years within the sector meant that I had a pretty good idea of what that platform should look and feel like, and I knew the timing was right for disrupting the sector by applying video across the entire recruitment process.”

Several blue-chip clients, including ExxonMobil and Famous Grouse maker Edrington, have been using the firm’s technology for recruitment campaigns over the last couple of years.

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