About Hirecracker

"A fresh brand, with a powerful recruitment engine behind us"

Born out of the award-winning tech digital recruitment agency Searchability, Hirecracker became its own standalone recruitment brand in January 2020.
Searchability has pioneered the tech recruitment world since 2012, developing in-house technology products, championing social media engagement, building clients' employer brand presence to recruit, and standing out in one of the most crowded and competitive recruitment markets in the UK.
Our approach to recruitment got Searchability recognised in a variety of industry awards, and we built up an extensive client base too with brands including Sky, Lockheed Martin, Jaguar Landrover and more trusting us with finding the right talent to build out their technical teams. We were constantly being approached by our clients to assist with requirements outside of tech digital, and while we knew we had the best approach and recruitment tools to do this, it didn't sit well with our ethos of fully understanding and embracing niche markets to do so. Our employer branding arm of the business (JobHoller) offered solutions for these companies that focused on driving direct traffic to their vacancies through targeted marketing and content, however this still did not solve all of our clients needs for their non-technical vacancies.

2019 = The lightbulb moment

We decided to expand the Searchability group and launch a brand new recruitment agency that utilised the same innovative approach to candidate sourcing, encompassed our award-winning online marketing campaigns, benefited from our bespoke technology and employer brand expertise, but was still driven by great people who were experts in their fields. After some careful planning, thoughtful recruitment and creative branding, in January 2020 Hirecracker was born!
Hirecracker consists of a team of specialist recruitment consultants and resourcers, along with a team of recruitment marketing and employer brand experts to ensure every recruitment partnership brings value and results for our clients. Below are the industries that Hirecracker covers:

Sectors we specialise in...

While our recruitment focus is completely different to Searchability's, we share the same core values and approach to our work, including our commitment to client and candidate service (rated excellent on Trustpilot), our high levels of employee engagement (named one of the Top 100 companies to work for in the UK) and our creative approach to online marketing (Onrec Award Winners 2020).
Searchability.com is rated excellent on Trustpilot
Listed in the Top 20 Best Small Companies to Work for in the UK 2020 by The Sunday Times
Ranked in the top tier of engagement levels by Best Companies in 2020
Winners of the Creative online marketing awards at the 2020 Onrec Awards

Working through a global pandemic

Three months after our launch the nation was hit with the COVID-19 coronavirus and a UK lockdown that impacted an enormous portion of the recruitment industry. Luckily our Searchability backing and infrastructure allowed us to continue our work 100% remotely, and our recruitment technology (including our cloud based client applicant tracking software, and GDPR compliant video interview tools) allowed us to fully support our clients too.

We are happy to say we are now back in our Chester HQ alongside the Searchability team, working in a safe and socially distanced set-up!