Cork’s Starcircle creates 100 jobs

Trailblazing Cork-based talent tech firm Starcircle proves data is the new oil.

Talent sourcing technology provider Starcircle is creating 100 new jobs in Cork.

The business, which helps companies source and engage with hidden talent enabled by technology and informed by data is experiencing a surge in demand for its revolutionary approach to talent acquisition.

“We’re changing the way that top companies engage with talent. We go beyond job descriptions to identify high potential candidates that would otherwise have gone overlooked”

Starcircle, whose clients are some of the world’s biggest names – Marvel, Facebook, Amazon, Epic Games, Sonos, Dropbox, Doordash and Paypal, has earned its reputation for enabling companies to see further and expand their field of vision to find diverse talent. 

Starry eyed about talent

CEO James Galvin explained Starcircle’s expansion is aligned to how talent acquisition has become a top priority for CEOs across the globe, particularly in the context of over 10m job openings in the US alone.  

“The big challenge is that over 85pc of the talent pool is passive and not easily identified,” he stated.

“We’re changing the way that top companies engage with talent. We go beyond job descriptions to identify high potential candidates that would otherwise have gone overlooked. We take away the bias and rigid short sightedness of traditional recruitment, and in its place we give our clients an engine to drive true dexterity and diversity in their hiring process. At Starcircle, we are developing a better way of sourcing talent, one that is enabled by technology, informed by data and guided by expertise.”

Galvin said he was grateful for the support Starcircle has received from Enterprise Ireland which has enabled the business to rapidly expand to meet the demand of its international clients.

“Starcircle is a pioneering Irish company developing innovative talent sourcing solutions for clients across the globe. Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Starcircle over the past seven years and we are delighted at the positive news for the company,” said Enterprise Ireland regional director for the Sourht and South East Martin Corkery.

“Congratulations to all the team at Starcircle – we look forward to supporting you as you continue to innovate, grow internationally, and create jobs at home in Ireland.”

Starcircle is headquartered in Cork and also has offices in the USA and Asia. 

The new jobs, most of which will be Irish based, will be a mix of hybrid and remote opportunities. They will be for a variety of roles from product, technology, marketing to advisory and project management. Starcircle is also keen to secure talent in its key market of the US.

The expansion was welcomed by Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, who said: “Starcircle is a great example of an Irish business delivering on the global stage. Finding and recruiting talent is the competitive challenge for companies the world over. Starcircle’s approach, driven by their passion and commitment, along with a deep understanding of the value of helping companies identify and engage with undiscovered talent, will, I’m sure, continue to bring further success for the company in the years ahead.”

Main image at top: Starcircle CEO James Galvin; Taoiseach Micheál Martin;  Chief Revenue Officer Ciara Byrne and Chief Commercial Officer Colin Hickey  

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.