Short-term hiring projects

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How it works

You can never have enough great people, but each great hire takes time and effort.

Read more about our approach on our blog

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We get to know your business

If you just want 'a developer', we aren't your partner. 

Our process requires an understanding of your vision so we can accurately target the right people and sell them your story.

This is why we have an 89% candidate acceptance rate vs 66% for the market

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Building the search strategy

Together, we define who your ideal persona is, where they may come from, and what kind of materials would encourage them to apply.

custom messaging

We reach out to candidates with custom messaging

  • 90% of our hires have come from personalised outreach as opposed to job board applications
  • One in five candidates we reach out to ends up in a hiring process (three times more than average!)
1st round interview

We conduct thorough first round interviews.

Our initial interview process is designed specifically to discover A-players for growth companies.

Our entire process can be read about here

tech assessments

Technical assessments

We don't just take the resume for granted, we test the candidates on real-world skills.

Each practice (product, tech and data, sales and marketing, and central functions) has its own unique technical assessments for each role.

We use external CTOs to assess engineers.


We take references early

We believe that references are as important as interviews.

We conduct reference calls early in the process.

Read more about our approach to reference calls here

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We present the candidates

Each candidate goes through an executive search level of diligence before being presented to you.

That way, you save a huge amount of time, interviewing only the very best.

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We make everything else easy

We look after the candidates throughout the entire process, making sure their experience is at an exceptional level, regardless of whether or not they get the job.


Product, Tech & Data

Whether you need a new head of product or a new agile squad, we can build out your team in weeks.

Our in-depth hiring process involves values-based interviewing and then technical assessments using external CTOs followed by references.



Sales and marketing

Your go-to-market motion is as important as the product you offer.

Our specialists here understand the deep interviewing techniques to draw out the best professionals and include technical interviews as well as case studies.



Central functions

Your company cannot scale without a talented group of central functions who look after the rest of your company.

We specialise in finance professionals in scale-ups but are adept at people functions given both founders have hired 500 people at their previous companies.


With our launch title deep in development, we were in desperate need of an experienced Creative Director. Berg Search conducted an exhaustive search and found us the perfect fit in a very short space of time.

They're honest, collaborative and driven to support us in achieving out outcomes.

Work with them.

Lorenzo Spreafico Client

Co-Founder @ Quell

Who we’ve hired for


Our values

Values are central to our service. We guard our values religiously because they form the basis of what we do.

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The impact of not having that person is not being able to execute to perfection. We will operate as though you expected that person yesterday 

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If there is anything blocking you from getting that great hire, we will be up front and honest, even if the truth sometimes hurts.

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We earn our fees by making your search for greatness feel effortless. We will keep you updated proactively and be there on an ad-hoc basis whenever you need us.

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We work only with vision-driven companies, where a new hire isn’t just a number but one more piece of the puzzle.


How much does your service cost?

For short-term startup hiring projects, we charge a flat rate of 12% of each hire's first-year salary. This could be lower if the project is larger.

What functions do you specialise in?

Berg Search has startup recruitment professionals with experience across functions.

We split our hiring teams into three practices

  • Product, Tech, and Data
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Central Functions

Your hiring team will therefore depend on the types of people that you hire

Why is Berg better than a traditional recruitment agency?

Berg Search believes in long-term relationships, great service, and fair pricing.

  • Berg Search is as much as 50% cheaper than traditional afencies and in some cases cheaper than a 100% internal talent function as well
  • Recruitment partners represent your brand to candidates. Some recruitment agencies are opaque about how they interact with candidates which could risk your employer brand.  We record every single interview and make it available to you. This leads to ultimate transparency
  • We focus specifically on growth companies because the mindset required to be successful in startups is fundamentally different. Most traditional agencies are used to traditional companies because there is a lot more of them!
  • Berg Search shares all our processes because our goal isn't to profit maximise, it's to help you become great.

What types of companies work with Berg Search?

Berg Search works almost exclusively with growth companies. This is because the types of people who succeed in growth companies are very different from those who succeed in enterprise companies.

We believe in specialising our interview and assessment approach to those specific candidates.