We’re on a mission to democratise hiring for founder led start-ups, and give everyone a fair, equal and affordable opportunity to hire the best talent.
Scout is the on-demand, “plug and play” talent team of choice for the likes of TrueLayer, Pleo, Callsign, Yoti, WeGift, Beauty Pie and many other exciting tech businesses.
Flexible working approach
At Scout, we believe that flexibility allows people to be more productive and happier at work and life in general. We value and promote work-life balance and we respect that people may be productive at different hours or have various commitments so we entrust people to be in charge of their time depending on their individual and client's needs.
Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.
Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.
"Scout inherently is remote first and flexible. The attitude towards parents (new and 'old') is fantastic, ensuring a remote first organisation still stays connected, and work-life balance is fantastic."
Anonymous Scout Employee
What do we think of Scout?
Scout started their accreditation with a great score on their Employer Benchmark, but they actually exceeded that score with their Employee Benchmark being higher. Which is quite rare. This shows us that the employer is going above and beyond the "norm" to facilitate a progressive flexible working environment, as the employees are signalling they are even more satisfied than their employer knows. An exceptionally positive position to be in for both sides!
Meet who might be hiring you
Hi, my name is Kasia and I'm a People Partner at Scout. We are a team of 40 but always looking for more people to join our dream team. Our Talent Partners and Talent Executives get to work with us and also with some really cool companies. I'm proud to say that people's development, safety, fulfilment, wellbeing and work-life balance is hugely important to us and is at the top of our agenda. We're big on culture, values and we just love recognizing people. One of our values is Less Me, More We and I can definitely say that collaboration is our superpower. If this sounds like you, we'd love to meet you! :-)
What they offer their employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay - 10 days
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Wellbeing allowance (from gym membership to private medical appointment or counselling - we let people decide how they want to spend it based on their needs and preferences)
L&D budget (can be spent on professional or personal development - we support any kind of continuous learning!)
Sprout (a discount platform for parents and parents-to-be)
TEDS - a childcare benefit that allows the parents in our team save on nursery fees
Eyecare and contribution towards glasses. We work with a provider that gives our people access to 2500 opticians around UK to allow maximum flexibility and choice.