Indeed announces acquisition of recruiting platform Syft

Platform to simplify shift hiring, as demand for part-time and flexible work grows

London, United Kingdom, Thursday 30 May 2019 — Indeed, the world’s #1 job site, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Syft, a leading recruiting platform for the hospitality, event and light industrial sectors in the UK.

Founded in 2015, Syft’s proprietary technology provides a simple, effective recruitment solution and shift management tool for part-time and flexible work, connecting and matching qualified and vetted jobseekers with available shifts through its desktop and mobile app.

Chris Hyams, CEO at Indeed, commented: “At Indeed our mission is to help people get jobs. Syft’s simple and transparent approach to shift work hiring is an innovative solution to the growing demand for part-time and flexible work. We look forward to supporting the Syft team as they continue to improve the hiring experience.”

Jack Beaman, co-founder and CEO at Syft, commented: “Syft’s vision to build the future of work aligns with Indeed’s core mission. At Syft, we set out to create a win-win platform to better serve jobseekers and employers, underpinned by values of fairness and transparency. Demand for flexible work continues to surge as both jobseekers and employers look for greater control and choice. We are excited to grow with Indeed.”

Syft’s employees, including its founders, will continue to operate from their headquarters in London and regional office locations.

About Indeed

More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world and allows jobseekers to search millions of jobs on the web or mobile in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 250 million people each month search for jobs, post CVs, and research companies on Indeed, and Indeed is the #1 source of external hires for thousands of companies (sources: SilkRoad & iCIMS). For more information, visit indeed.com.

About Syft

Syft is where people find flexible work that suits their schedule. Syft is a leading recruiting platform in the UK that enables hospitality and industrial businesses to hire flexible and part-time staff. Jobseekers go through a compliant onboarding process and get access to thousands of shifts daily. They also enjoy employee benefits such as pensions, holiday pay and sick pay, as well as perks and above industry average pay.

 

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