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Scaleable solutions for world-changing companies

Canda is a collaborative group of great people who share a common goal of building teams for companies in the ‘for good’ ecosystem.

We want to inspire the next generation of conscientious founders to build winning teams. We'll do this by unearthing the exceptional talent their business needs to move forward; proven impact players that share their purpose and will shift the world into a new exciting era.

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Canda provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Canda is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – up to 10 days
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Hofy home office set up
Personal well-being budget paid monthly
Quarterly bonus
A culture of learning: Regular knowledge-sharing and training sessions
Early finish Friday
Personal Learning + Development budget paid yearly + study days
What Canda employees think

Our company is remote first but we will often have to compromise to customer's requirements e.g. office visits once a week. I would like to be given the option to say no/find what works for me instead of just matching the customer's requirements

I really think we have got the balance right, everyone is trusted to deliver within their roles however they like to work. We amazing perks and bens - best company I have ever worked for, by far!

Love how flexible Canda are, the balance of working from anywhere and then having shared office space when we meet up as a team is just perfect, especially being based outside of London where I wouldnt usually have had access to work for such an amazing organisation!

Because we work with clients, we have to work in line with the clients flexibility as well, not only what Canda offers, so sometimes that is where the inconsistency can come from, when Canda is very flexible, but the client we work with may not be as much.

Maybe I'm biased, but flexibility seems to be a core part of the business culture.

Canda as a company are very flexible, we're also reliant on our customers being the same so occasionally there are barriers because of the service we provide

No, Canda is just great and I am so happy I am part of it. They really care about employees wellbeing, so flexibility is key.

Working at Canda

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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About us

Canda (Can-duh. Noun: A subscription-based ‘in-house’ talent acquisition business).

Centred around our team ethos, Canda is focused on delivering on our collective mission to support founders with great hires and do good in a world where it’s desperately needed!

Since 2015, we’ve backed founders of early-stage start-ups looking to make their first hire and CEOs of global scale-ups in need of comprehensive RPO services. We partner with the likes of: Allplants, Ecologi, Lick, MadeTech, FitXR, Tech Nation, MyTutor, etc etc; the list goes on! Our proactive bunch carry the talent acquisition torch and lead the way in helping amazing businesses who are doing incredible things, scale at pace!

Flexible working at Canda

Flexible working is significantly important at Canda. We're currently a fully remote, flexible company with team members in a number of cities across the UK. We do have access to co-working spaces which a number of our team utilise on a weekly basis, and all team members have full, autonomous access to. And did we mention we're a dog friendly office?

As with anything in the remote world, effective written communication is key to making agile working work for all stakeholders (managers, colleagues and customers). With any of the above scenarios, we ask team members to give as much notice as possible, adhere to the minimum expectations, place everything in their manager's diary and keep their status up to date on Slack and email.

For example, if team members need to adjust their core working hours to suit individual needs – no problem. We'd expect you to consult with their your manager and we will handle the request. Our normal working hours are 9am UK time to 5.30pm UK time, with an hour for lunch and an early finish at 4pm UK time on Fridays. We allow a maximum of an hour of flexibility either side of our normal working hours, once per week.

In regards to appointments and emergencies (we all have them!), there is no need to take holiday. However, team members are asked to make their manager aware and set up any required handover of tasks so as to minimise disruption for our customers.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We love new ideas, we’re excited by new perspectives and we want to encourage everyone to apply. Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel that they tick every single box on a job advert; that makes us sad. We’re fully committed to finding the best person for the role and sometimes the perfect person comes from a slightly less traditional background - that’s a good thing! Everyone is welcome...

Canda is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other legally protected characteristics.

What do we think of Canda?

The hiring and talent sector has classically been notorious for its lack of flexible working. To see a brilliant company like Canda make big strides forwards in their own flexible working environment is a big win for anyone operating in this space.

Meet who might be hiring you

We’re a growing squad of optimistic, passionate people (aka our Pandas) who are equal parts talent experts and all-round good human beings.

We're always on the lookout for great people to join our journey. If you love making great hires for amazing companies who are positively impacting the world, then let's talk!

Shelley | Head of Customer

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Most flexible Recruitment & HR Tech companies

Industry awards 2022

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