Mary Buckley, executive director of IDA, with Colm O'Cuinneain of Greenhouse and Renu Jhugaroo of Greenhouse on the roof of an office overlooking Dublin's city centre.
Mary Buckley, executive director of IDA; Colm O'Cuinneain, general manager for EMEA, Greenhouse; and Renu Jhugaroo, director of sales for EMEA, Greenhouse. Image: Maxwells Photography

US hiring software firm Greenhouse to create 100 new jobs in Ireland

18 Nov 2021

Greenhouse has tripled its Irish team since opening its EMEA HQ last year in Dublin, and is now moving to a hybrid model for all its employees.

US hiring software company Greenhouse is to create 100 new jobs in Ireland, bringing its total headcount here to 160 over the next two years.

The hiring drive is part of the company’s plan to accelerate expansion in Europe. Since it opened its EMEA headquarters in Dublin at the start of last year, Greenhouse has tripled its staff numbers in an effort to meet demand for its services.

The new roles will be based across sales, marketing, customer success and support, professional services and talent acquisition.

Greenhouse serves around 700 EMEA clients, providing them with onboarding software and hiring technology. Customers include HubSpot, Intercom, LearnUpon, Poppulo and Webdoctor.

While the company’s Irish base is in Dublin, it already employs several people outside of the capital, with team members based in Cork, Limerick, Wexford and Galway. It is now moving to a hybrid work model to allow team members greater flexibility.

“Remote and hybrid working offers great potential to businesses, their employees and communities across Ireland and we want to see it become a permanent part of life after Covid-19,” commented Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD. “It’s fantastic to see Greenhouse Software embrace the opportunity hybrid work can provide.”

Greenhouse is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. The organisation’s executive director, Mary Buckley, added that by operating a hybrid model, “Greenhouse Software will be able to recruit talented people across all regional locations in Ireland”.

According to Daniel Chait, CEO and co-founder of Greenhouse, there has been a huge increase in companies looking for new staff. “As the competition for talent increases, hiring is now a top priority for 84pc of CEOs”, he claimed, adding that diversity and fairness were also top priorities among the companies Greenhouse works with.

Colm O’Cuinneain, general manager for EMEA at Greenhouse, echoed Chait’s comments. “Job creation is booming across Europe. Since January 2021, the Greenhouse platform has seen EMEA customers increase the average number of monthly hires they’re making by over 30pc.

“With demand for talent so high, it’s a candidate’s world,” he added. “Companies must deliver a better experience for candidates by having clear hiring strategies that create a culture of purpose, so candidates feel they belong and can express their identity.”

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea worked as a Careers reporter until 2024, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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