Hired is a marketplace matching tech talent with the most innovative companies in the world. It combines intelligent job matching and unbiased career counselling to help talented individuals find a job they love. With this marketplace, both companies and job aspirants experience transparency in terms of job details, salary details, and competing opportunities. The level of insight provided by Hired makes the recruiting process more efficient and quicker like never before.
Founded in 2012, Hired is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in the US, France, Canada, and the UK. It is backed by leading investors including Sierra Ventures, Lumia Capital, and more.
It just released the annual Brand Health Report analysing for whom tech talent wants to work for. The report concludes that the company culture is equally important as the base salary for tech candidates seeking new job roles. And, it adds that 65% of them are willing to work remotely all the time. Furthermore, it notes that the poor reputation of the brand and boring products are major turn-offs for techies.
Hired came up with results after analysing survey data from 3,600 candidates across professions such as designers, product managers, software developers, and data scientists. Based on the survey, it ranked the most desirable employers in various countries. Here, we list the top tech employer brands in London attracting tech talent.
Founders: John Reith
Founded year: 1922
Why its hot: The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. Primarily, it was funded via a television licence fee and provides the audience in the UK with distinctive and high-quality services across media such as radio, television, and online. It informs, entertains, and educates the audience of different age groups. The BBC maintains many ventures across the world and some help fund its public services including BBC World News, BBC World Service, BBC Worldwide, and BBC Monitoring.
Founders: Gary Dolman, Jason Bates, Jonas Huckestein, Paul Rippon, Tom Blomfield
Funding: €412 million
Valuation: £2 billion
Founded year: 2015
Why its hot: Monzo operates with the mission to build a new kind of bank. It is a digital-only banking platform founded as Mondo and rebranded Monzo. The fintech startup focuses on building the best current account and provides a wide range of services. It believes to simplify the lives of its users by offering fair services that are transparent and aimed at making banking better. Currently, Monzo has over one million customers using its debit card to manage their finances.
Founders: Barry Smith, Bonamy Grimes, Gareth Williams
Funding: €157 million
Valuation: £1.4 billion
Founded year: 2003
Why its hot: Skyscanner is a global travel search site, which saves users time and money by finding the best travel options. The company offers free and unbiased travel options to over 70 million travellers across the world each month. It helps them find the best hotels, flights, and cars to hire. Skyscanner uses proprietary technology along with global reach connecting users to almost everything in the travel industry. Currently, there are over 800 employees across 10 global offices.
Founders: Ron Dennis
Founded year: 1963
Why its hot: McLaren Group is one of the most renowned high-tech brands in the world. It encompasses McLaren Racing, McLaren Applied Technologies, and McLaren Automotive. Since its establishment, the company has been innovating and pioneering in the competitive Formula 1 world of racing and has won over 20 world championships and 180 races. The high-performance technology arm of McLaren Group uses technology and insight from F1 to extract advantage in several other industries.
Founders: Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
Valuation: £400 million
Founded year: 2010
Why its hot: DeepMind aims to build an advanced AI platform to expand heir knowledge and find new answers. The company aims to help people solve thousands of problems with Artificial Intelligence. The company has a track record of breakthroughs in fundamental AI research and its programs have helped diagnose eye diseases effectively on par with top doctors in the world, predict complex 3D shapes of proteins, save 30% of the energy used to keep data centres cool, and more. The company joined Google in 2014 to accelerate its work.
Founders: Kristo Kaarmann, Taavet Hinrikus
Funding: €360 million
Valuation: $3.5 billion
Founded year: 2011
Why its hot: TransferWise is working on bringing a positive and irreversible change in the world of finance. People across the world choose TransferWise as it is the easiest and fairest way to transfer money overseas. It makes sending money abroad nearly eight times cheaper than banks. And, the process is convenient, instant, free, and transparent.
Founders: Anne Boden
Funding: €280 million
Valuation: £300 million – £450 million
Founded year: 2014
Why its hot: Starling Bank is a mobile-only bank offering personal, business, and joint accounts. The app helps people take the stress out of handling money by letting them manage their finances in real-time via the app. The 1000% mobile personal accounts of Starling Bank provide real-time payment notifications instantly, insights into spending habits, a flexible overdraft, in-app card lock, and 24/7 in-app customer service.
Founders: Greg Orlowski, William Shu
Funding: €1.3 billion
Valuation: $2.3 billion – $3.5 billion
Founded year: 2012
Why its hot: Deliveroo operates with the mission to bring about a transformation in the food delivery business. It lets customers order their favourite food from their favourite restaurant as per their convenience. The team is energetic and face-paced and works with hundreds and thousands of restaurants. As of now, Deliveroo provides services in 13 countries spanning across 200 cities.
Founders: Rupert Murdoch
Valuation: $14.1 billion
Founded year: 1989
Why its hot: Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company. It is a part of the Comcast group and has a team of over 31,000 employees who provide customers with local and original content across categories. The technology lets customers watch whatever they want, whenever they want and however they want. The company offers services such as Sky Kids app and Sky Broadband Buddy as well. Now TV is its online streaming service, which brings viewers of Sky a contract-free service.
Founders: Nikolay Storonsky, Vlad Yatsenko
Funding: €309 million
Valuation: $1.7 billion
Founded year: 2015
Why its hot: Revolut has launched a commission-free stock trading for Metal customers letting them make up to 100 commission-free stock trades a month. This will be supported by performance data and real-time price. The new commission-free trading feature lets Revolut customers buy fractional shares. The idea is to make trading and investing accessible to more people. The advantage of opting for Revolut is that it will let you trade in multiple currencies directly via the Revolut app. It is fast, convenient and beneficial as it lets you trade at the real interbank exchange rate.
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