Hiring Solutions

Direct Search

Premium, one-to-one partnership with the best boutique recruiters.

Executive search with countless possibilities to help you find the unfindable

Data driven recruiter matching, so you don't have to rely on trust

White-glove support at every turn

Solution Features

Don't guess.

We match you with the most qualified recruiter for your search based on who they have actually placed.

Don't pay outrageous fees.

Our fees go directly to the recruiter, so the price is better and they still get paid more than in an agency. Win-win!

Payments made easy.

Set up once and use it for any recruiter you work with on HeadRace.

No need for different contracts.

Handle all your searches in one place with one easy to understand contract. Legal will thank you!

Don't stress if you aren't a hiring expert.

Our team monitors every search to provide guidance and support.

Don't work with junior who started last week.

All of our recruiters are independent experts with small shops. Who you sign with is who is doing the work.

“Before HeadRace, hiring took up 60% of our time and in this world, if you can't focus on product, you lose. HeadRace completely changed that... Kettle would not be what it is today without HeadRace.”
Andrew Engler
CEO & Co-founder, Kettle
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Compare Hiring Solutions

Match the hiring solution with your need. One platform - multiple solutions.

Self-Service + HeadRace Strategist
Quickly build a pipeline of quality candidates for a low, fixed dollar commitment.
Name your own price
Pay only on hire
Low, fixed fee
Expand your internal referrals program to hundreds of boutique recruiters
Quality candidate flow at your own pace
Direct Search
One-to-one tailored search
Find and engage the niche, expert boutique recruiter you need
Premium access to the best boutique recruiters
Algorithmic matching
Placement Data Transparency
Flexible, custom contract terms
White-glove support


With any type of change, questions are expected. The list below is what we get asked consistently and please contact us with any other questions.

Do I get to work directly with the recruiter?

Yes. HeadRace believes that the best recruiting relationships are strongly interpersonal and require direct and frequent communication. Therefore, HeadRace encourages direct communication between employers and recruiters.

What if I don’t like my recruiter?

We understand that not all matches are perfect. If you don’t like your recruiter for any reason, we have many others to select from across a wide variety of quality and price ranges.

How does HeadRace get data on recruiter’s historical performance?

Track records are a crucial component in understanding a Recruiter’s ability to serve your needs well. By using  HeadRace to fulfill their back-office needs and to transact with Clients more easily, Recruiters create a verifiable record of their performance and their business.  This data allows Recruiters to market their offering more easily to Employers and also allows Employers to have more confidence in knowing a match fits their needs.

How are payments handled?

All payments are facilitated through the HeadRace platform and appropriately remitted to your recruiters of choice. 1099s only need to be issued to Headrace Technologies, Inc. We handle the tax forms for your recruiters.

Do Recruiters on HeadRace keep more of my fees paid to them?

Yes, a lot more. Recruiters at big recruiting companies typically only keep 20-50% of the fees paid to them. The rest goes to corporate overhead and equity partner profits. Independent Recruiters on the HeadRace platform keep 80-100% of fees.

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