Elsevier is in a multi-year programme to bring new technologists to their organisation that will allow them to develop new products and offerings for their customers, utilising cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics and Cloud Computing.
At their heart, Elsevier builds digital solutions designed to empower knowledge, which empowers those who use it. And it’s critical they find best-in-class talent that will enable them to build these solutions.


The Access Group no longer has to spend time sourcing tech talent. Instead, they have access to a greater pool of active candidates, and a consistent interview pipeline for their software developer and QA positions.

In a one year period, The Access Group, reduced their average cost-per-hire to £980, with an 85% acceptance job offer acceptance rate for hackajob candidates. The Access Group went from 0% of tech hires being from hackajob, to an average of 60% of tech hires coming from the platform.

The solution

As a result of using hackajob, Elsevier is phasing out the use of recruitment agencies which in their words, “is a massive cost reduction of around £150,000.” What’s more, Elsiever now receives a consistent pipeline of quality candidates which slots into their workflow seamlessly. 
Favouring hackajob’s candidate profiles as well as the support from their dedicated Customer Success Manager, Elsevier are able to find and hire relevant, engaged candidates with ease.

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Julian Cheng

Lead Talent Acquisition Partner, Sky Betting & Gaming

With hackajob you are getting quality over quantity. Candidates are pre-vetted, and match to what we’re looking for. It’s easy to engage with candidates, schedule interviews, and I love the breakdown of technical skills on candidate’s profiles. The platform has become part of our daily routine, as it only takes a few minutes every day to clear your new matches. We’ve got loads of success stories, and we’ve already made several hires in the short time we’ve been using the platform. The technology space is extremely competitive, and we’re matching with candidates we’ve never seen before.

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From 0% to 60% of tech hires coming from hackajob.

The Access Group searched for a solution that would provide a positive return on investment, without adding an extra burden on their day-to-day.
Learn how they reduced their cost-per-hire, and sourcing time, while seeing an increase in overall interview engagement, and job offer acceptance rate of 85%.

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