SmartRecruiters closes first half of FY22 by announcing the headlining of RecFest; reports surge of growth across EMEA

San Francisco, CA – July 8 – SmartRecruiters today announces it will be the headlining sponsor of RecFest, the industry’s first major in-person event of the year. This announcement comes on the heels of the company reporting strong momentum gained across Europe for the first half of 2021.

The company will present as the headline sponsor of the popular HR-tech industry event, RecFest, held in Margate, UK on July 16 and will be returning as the co-headline sponsor in September. Colliers International, a leading global real estate services and investment management company and one of SmartRecruiters’ largest UK-based customers, will be speaking on the Main Stage in July to showcase their success in using SmartRecruiters’ products to increase direct sourcing, minimize third-party costs,  optimize their TA metrics, and deliver insight to the C-suite.

“SmartRecruiters is thrilled to be the headline sponsor for RecFest 2021,” said Fabrice Etienne, Head of EMEA Marketing at SmartRecruiters. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the efforts of all hard-working professionals within the recruitment industry by providing opportunities to discover, learn, and, most importantly, connect. We’ll be  showcasing team creativity in the true spirit of our motto, ‘You are Who you Hire’ with memorable activities for all attendees.”

It’s been a very successful first half of growth in Europe for SmartRecruiters as the TA industry moves forward. Many enterprise companies have signed or renewed with SmartRecruiters in the first half of 2021 including RedBull, Les Mousquetaires, PA Consulting, Veolia, and Axel Springer. Additionally, the Partner and Alliance team launched a number of new partners in the SmartRecruiters Marketplace, joining a strong ecosystem of more than 600 partners globally, including Codility, CodeSignal, Sterling, HireRight, Modern Hire, and HireVue. 

“We’ve seen a significant increase in demand in EMEA for companies who are looking to transform their hiring in the post-pandemic era”, said Robert Symons, SVP EMEA at SmartRecruiters. “Competition is increasing and companies need better access to talent. SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Suite helps companies reimagine how they hire, attract the best employees, and drive better business outcomes.”

While other SaaS competitors in the market either reduced their headcounts or freeze hiring during 2020 and most of 2021, SmartRecruiters increased hiring of EMEA-based employees by 22% across all key departments including Sales, Customer Success, Marketing, and Support. The company will be recruiting at an even higher pace in the second half of 2021. For more information about careers at SmartRecruiters, visit

About SmartRecruiters

As a global leader in enterprise recruitment software, SmartRecruiters offers a cloud-based global Talent Acquisition Suite that allows teams to attract, select, and hire the best talent. 4,000 companies worldwide rely on SmartRecruiters to achieve hiring success—including brands like Bosch, LinkedIn, Skechers, and Visa—using recruitment marketing, CRM, AI, ATS, and a marketplace of 600+ connected vendors all within one scalable platform.

True to its mission of connecting people to jobs at scale, SmartRecruiters was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers in 2020. For more information, visit or follow @SmartRecruiters on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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