Waters discovered new tech candidates that weren't on their radar when using Haystack

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Waters discovered new tech candidates that weren't on their radar when using Haystack


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From the everyday consumer to scientists in the laboratory, we all rely on accurate information to make critical decisions. Waters Corporation is the world's leading speciality measurement company focused on improving human health and well-being through the application of high-value analytical technologies and industry leading scientific expertise.

Whether it’s discovering new pharmaceuticals, assuring the safety of the world’s food and water supplies, or ensuring the integrity of a chemical entity in production, we are constantly working with our thousands of customers to leave the world better than we found it.

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What challenges were you facing?

Waters is scaling our development teams around our offices located in Wilmslow, Cheshire and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We have a hybrid work model, so we needed techies in the local areas who met our tech stack needs; C#, .NET, JavaScript, TypeScript and Angular.

What was your experience of Haystack?

We have been a Haystack partner since 2021 but really started seeing traction and results when we started using their sourcing tool Headhunt. Headhunt enabled me to view and contact techies who were the best matches for my roles based on tech stack, seniority, location, and salary.

What results did you see?

As a recruiter, I discovered new candidates who weren't on our radar and was able to review CVs, make initial contact and move candidates into our recruitment process. We’ve made our first hire through Haystack. Oussama joined Waters as a Software Engineer working out of our Wilmslow office. This is a great result as the tech scene in the North West is so competitive and tech talent is hard to find - particularly those who aren’t active on LinkedIn like Oussama.

Oussama what was your experience of Haystack from the job seekers perspective?

Using Haystack and its Headhunt feature was key in finding this opportunity. Waters has been a delightful experience so far!

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