New pricing for growing companies

It's been an exciting journey since we launched Hire my Friend  last year as a quick hack to help our friends land great jobs at amazing startups. As of this week we’ve had over 1000 companies request access to the service and recently we’ve grown the team to keep scaling up and improving the experience. Now we’re introducing a new pricing plan for early adopter companies.

First steps towards a better experience

Hire my Friend started life as a totally free service while we figured out how to make it really worthwhile for companies and candidates. We’ve had amazing hiring success stories as well as a lot of positive feedback, so we’re now working faster to keep delivering a great service. To make sure we continue doing this it’s time for us to take a step forward as a business and introduce a pricing plan. 

A responsibility to our candidates

We also have a responsibility to the 12,000+ candidates now signed up to the service, so they that they are only contacted by great companies who are serious about making hires.

A few months ago, we quietly launched an alpha version of a pricing plan for all companies being let in to the service. We knew that we wanted our pricing to be a lot cheaper than the old recruiting services and be as transparent and easy to understand as possible. It turned out to be slightly confusing and a little rough around the edges, but rolling out this early pricing has helped us learn and validate where the real value lies and how we can do things better.

New, simple pricing 

The main feedback from companies was that billing needs to be integrated more tightly into the site and that per message pricing wasn't optimal. So, from June 2nd onwards, we’re switching on a new pricing plan for all companies -- a monthly tier of £199 giving you unlimited access to contact candidates. This means you won’t have to worry about how many candidates you’ve contacted on any given month, and you’ll never lose your favourites, saved searches or hidden profiles.

We’ll be adding a new billing section to company accounts. If you’re already actively using the service then we’ll send you an email to let you know when. Then, once you’ve added your card details you’ll be able to continue sending messages. You’ll still have a 14-day period to cancel for any reason, should you wish.

Rewarding our early adopters 

Many of the companies reading this post may have previously been using Hire my Friend whilst it was still a free service. Although this is a big change, we think that it’s a step forward and would like to thank everyone who’s contributed so far. This means our first pricing plan will be aimed at all the early adopters of the site. 

1. A fixed price point

Pricing plans change over time, but as a thank you for being an early support of Hire my Friend we’ll guarantee this low, monthly price for the next twelve months.

2. No worrying about message limits

Connecting great companies with great candidates is why we get out of bed in the morning. So while we’re still carefully adding companies, we don’t want you to worry about how many messages you’re sending.

If you have questions, thoughts or feedback then we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to get in touch with us directly.