With a significant presence in every continent, Peak Scientific’s busy recruitment team needed a solution to help them directly reach, engage and recruit top talent globally

Peak Scientific: Increasing Direct Hiring with Firefish Software

Peak Scientific is a gas generator designer and manufacturer headquartered near Glasgow, Scotland.  With a significant presence globally, their busy recruitment team needed a recruitment software solution to help them directly reach, engage and recruit top talent around the world.  Before implementing Firefish Software in 2015, Peak Scientific’s marketing team had to handle much of the recruitment function, posting adverts out to different job boards and manually handling online portals for different countries.  Since coming onboard with Firefish, their direct hiring has increased dramatically.  The recruitment team can now manage the website, and contact candidates using bulk emails and email marketing.


Through Firefish, Peak Scientific has been able to keep in touch with great candidates and alert them when a role that would be a perfect fit arises.  Allowing candidates to log in to the candidate portal and manage their own details and preferences keeps them involved with the business, which means that when job alerts are sent out through the bulk mailing facility, there’s much greater engagement and interaction.


On average, Peak Scientific generates 24 applications per vacancy through their own website, 83% of which are new candidates and 17% are retargeted candidates from inside their warm, engaged talent pool.  This has helped their direct hiring strategy enormously – 50% of placements are now directly converted from the Peak Scientific website.  This is down in part to the ease of posting to social media from inside Firefish, encouraging hiring managers to share vacancies with their own networks.  This feeds into the overall direct hiring strategy by tapping into networks built up by the hiring managers.


As Peak Scientific recruit globally in four continents, it was particularly important that their recruitment software could post to different job boards, and that their candidate portal was accessible regardless of where a candidate was based. Firefish Software provides easy job posting to a wide range of job board solutions, and the candidate portal is fully responsive and ready to use no matter where the application is coming from.  This allows Peak Scientific to receive applications into one system, cutting out the need for different ad portals and systems in each country they recruit in.


Alongside the recruitment software solution, Leanne’s team has also found the support from Firefish instrumental in helping their direct hiring.  Firefish support is always ready to help via phone or email, with a vast resource of user tips and videos on how to use the system also available online for users.