Sympa has some big news: we are joining forces with Recruitee! It’s something we’re really excited about. Together we hope to shape the future of HR technology and together take the road towards our shared goal; being Europe’s leading HR solution provider.

Bringing better HR tools to the world

This co-operation opens great new horizons for us, our teams and our clientele, as we benefit both from Sympa’s huge popularity in the Nordics and Recruitee’s global presence. What’s more, our friends at investors PSG will be actively supporting the combined group as the majority shareholder to drive new product development and fund growth, both organically and through new M&As.

Welcome to synergy at its best

Recruitee offers one of the best-known leading-edge solutions in the global Applicant Tracking System (ATS) market. It provides outstanding customer support and has one of the highest customer satisfaction levels in their sector. Recruitee’s impressive roster includes major customers in the US and Central Europe, such as Autobahn, Red Bull Media House, Innocent Drinks, Breitling, and Toyota.

Meanwhile, we at Sympa are very grateful for the faith our 800+ customers across Northern Europe have shown in us and proud to have such close and long-lasting relationships with each and every one of you. It is you, our customers, and your trust that have brought us this far and made all our efforts worthwhile. A warm thank you for making this journey possible!

For Sympa and Recruitee’s customers, this new collaboration will bring a winning HR platform under a single umbrella.

For Sympa and Recruitee’s customers, this new collaboration will bring a winning HR platform under a single umbrella, from ATS and recruitment to the most powerful core HR solution. Our customers will have access to a full suite of advanced tools for automating HR tasks and amplifying the expertise of talented HR professionals. They will also benefit from our expanded geographic reach, bringing together local HR technology knowledge not only from right across Europe but also from the US.

With this latest step of our journey, our user base has grown to over 4,000 customers across Europe and the US. It is a huge number that makes me take a very deep breath. But here’s my promise; we will not forget a single work community or the HR team behind it. On the contrary, we are constantly developing the Sympa solution for you, so all our current and future users reap the benefits of the next generation of HR innovation.

Partnership, growth – and enjoying the ride

From now on, Sympa and Recruitee will be one family, almost 300 of us. Both companies are very much research-driven, and our combined R&D team will be bigger than those at some much, much larger companies. Our newly established group is planning to recruit dozens of talented new people over the coming months. For example, our developer team in Lahti, Finland is set to grow by 50%.

Our joint purpose is clear: to build a smoother HR ride to the working life of tomorrow.

Behind all these numbers are, of course, people. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone in the new team. We can’t wait to put our heads together, pool our experience and expertise and come up with the ideas and the technology that will shape the next generation of HR management. With our extended and highly talented team, we’re quietly confident that we can develop great technology to give organisations the power to unlock their full and ever-growing potential.

Our next step in this very exciting, upward journey is to harness the potential of both company cultures and create new synergy. Our joint purpose is clear: to build a smoother HR ride to the working life of tomorrow. The future of HR technology is now ours to shape.


Warmest wishes from chilly Helsinki
Keijo Karjalainen
CEO & Founder, Sympa