In a boost for regional economic development US hiring software company Greenhouse is to create 100 hybrid and remote roles across Ireland.
Greenhouse set up its EMEA HQ in Dublin in 2020, and also has employees in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Wexford. Clients include HubSpot, Intercom, and LearnUpon.
The new positions will bring the company’s total headcount in Ireland to 160 over the next two years.
“As the competition for talent increases, hiring is now a top priority for 84pc of CEOs. Millions of business leaders are experiencing firsthand the positive impact a structured and inclusive hiring culture has on their company”
Greenhouse Software helps more than 5,500 businesses globally bring data, structure and fairness to their hiring process and empowers companies to find, attract and retain top talent.
The company opened its EMEA headquarters in Dublin in January 2020 and has since tripled its workforce. The company serves over 700 customers across the EMEA region. Customers include companies such as HubSpot, Intercom, LearnUpon, Poppulo, Webdoctor and Booking.com.
The flexible future of work
In its commitment to offer employees greater flexibility, Greenhouse announced that it will operate a hybrid workforce model going forward, meaning that the company supports and encourages employees’ decision to work from their home location.
The jobs announced today include a mixture of hybrid and remote roles based in Ireland that will span across sales, marketing, customer success and support, professional services and talent acquisition. Greenhouse already employs several people outside of the Dublin region with team members based in Cork, Limerick, Wexford and Galway.
“Remote and hybrid working offers great potential to businesses, their employees, and communities across Ireland and we want to see it become a permanent part of life after Covid,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD.
“It’s fantastic to see Greenhouse Software embrace the opportunity hybrid work can provide. The 100 new jobs being announced today are a real boost and are a testament to the skills and talent to be found within Ireland’s tech ecosystem.”
Fueled by a global hiring surge, Irish and European companies are embracing distributed work because they now compete for talent on a national and global scale. The ability to find and hire great talent remains a challenge for many companies, and can also be their biggest inhibitor to growth.
“As the competition for talent increases, hiring is now a top priority for 84pc of CEOs. Millions of business leaders are experiencing firsthand the positive impact a structured and inclusive hiring culture has on their company. Attracting a diverse range of candidates is critical to remain competitive in today’s marketplace,” said Daniel Chait, CEO and Co-founder of Greenhouse.
“As companies look to increase their commitment to diversity and fairness, we are seeing huge demand across Europe. Our Irish team has helped hundreds of European companies turn their hiring strategy into a competitive advantage through technology. We are excited to add these 100 new jobs to the team over the next two years, as we continue to expand our operations across EMEA.”
Since opening its EMEA HQ in Ireland, Greenhouse has accelerated its growth. Building on a major investment from TPG and The Rise Fund in January 2021, Greenhouse has sustained more than 50% growth in sales revenue year to date, and recently surpassed $110m in annual recurring revenue (ARR). This momentum extends to EMEA, where the Dublin-HQ team is also on pace to record similar growth in revenue.
Greenhouse is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. Mary Buckley, Executive Director, IDA Ireland said “The decision made by Greenhouse Software to significantly expand its workforce in Ireland to serve its growing customer base across the EMEA region is very welcome. By operating a hybrid model, Greenhouse Software will be able to recruit talented people across all regional locations in Ireland. I wish the company every success with this expansion and offer the ongoing support of IDA Ireland.”
The current reality of talent scarcity and widespread adoption of new workplace practices highlights the benefits that Greenhouse customers gain from being able to hire the talent they need, when and where they need it. Industry-leading product innovation and a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) helps thousands of organizations hire top talent, reduce bias and create personalized onboarding experiences.
“Job creation is booming across Europe. Since January 2021, the Greenhouse platform has seen EMEA customers increase the average number of monthly hires they’re making by over 30%,” said Colm O’Cuinneain, General Manager, EMEA at Greenhouse.
“With demand for talent so high, it’s a candidate’s world. Companies must deliver a better experience for candidates by having clear hiring strategies that create a culture of purpose, so candidates feel they belong and can express their identity.”
Pictured in main image at top: – Mary Buckley, executive director, IDA Ireland; Colm O’Cuinneain, general manager, EMEA at Greenhouse; and Renu Jhugaroo, director of Sales, EMEA at Greenhouse