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SmartRecruiters Announces Weeklong Shutdown to Give Employees Time to Recharge

SmartRecruiters giving employees one additional week of PTO following a successful first half of 2021

San Francisco – July 30, 2021 – SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company today, announced that it is giving all employees one additional week of paid time off after reporting a $110M Series E funding round and $1.5B valuation in the first half of 2021.

“As leaders, we’re continually trying to come up with new ways to deliver a proper work-life balance and promote employee wellness,” said Romain Delebecque, Director of Employee Experience at SmartRecruiters. “We’re driving our remote-first culture, ensuring our programs, ops, and perks keep our most valuable assets–our amazing people–happy, healthy, and productive.”

Last year, following its commitment to wellness and after taking the Spill pledge for improved employee mental health and wellbeing, the company closed global (home) offices during the holidays, encouraging employees to take additional time for themselves and their families. By acknowledging these needs and refusing to lay off any employees during a global pandemic, SmartRecruiters added 200+ enterprise customers, grew revenue 50%, and experienced 70% bookings growth

“We received overwhelmingly positive feedback after giving employees additional time off at the end of last year,” said Jerome Ternynck, Founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters. “While employees have the option to take paid time off with unlimited PTO as a standard benefit, we understand that they often feel a responsibility to their colleagues and their work, preventing them from truly unplugging every once in a while to relax and recharge.” 

In its next stage of high-growth following momentum gained after its latest funding announcement, SmartRecruiters is focused on accelerating product development and hiring velocity. With more than 300 new hires planned over the next 12 months, the company is dedicating its resources to scaling across all regions and in every function to meet increased business demands.

“When we think about Hiring Success, we have to consider more than the standard role and compensation-based fit to attract the best talent,” said Holland McCue, Director of Hiring Success at SmartRecruiters. “We understand that people want to join an employer that takes care of them professionally and personally. In this competitive candidate environment, we must lead by example, remaining committed to our core values and giving our employees every possible tool available to succeed.”

During this shutdown period from Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, customers are encouraged to submit support tickets at any time through the SmartRecruiters’ platform. The company will have support and services team members on-call and available to address customer needs. Any employees who answer support questions during the shutdown period will be given their choice of alternative paid days off.

SmartRecruiters believes that you are who you hire. The company is hiring across all departments to fuel the next stage of rapid growth. Check out the careers page to learn more:

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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