Hire more top performers faster with data-driven recruiting

Align your team around structured competencies with improved intake workflows. Surface the best candidates with automated reference checks and rich talent analytics. Hire the best, diverse talent.

Make the best hires

89% of mis-hires are due to a soft skills mismatch. Augment your hiring panels with Searchlight's scientific, gold-standard reference data. We match candidates with teams with the ideal behavioral profiles.

Hire faster

Searchlight shortens time-to-fill and cuts manual phone calls out of your process aligning hiring teams upfront and augmenting interviews with reference data. We give hiring managers the conviction to make the right decision, faster.

Reduce Bias

Counteract prestige bias with a more equitable hiring practice and objective reference data. Using Searchlight, 80% of our partners have hired more top performers from underrepresented backgrounds.

Culture-focused companies are using Searchlight to build exceptional teams


Searchlight not only fixes the broken reference process, it educates my managers to make faster, data-driven decisions.

Elizabeth Shober, VP Talent, Udemy
Elizabeth Shober, VP Talent, Udemy

Searchlight has been game-changing. I've discussed throughout my career how to best implement references but never found the right way til now. It's quick, easy, and very insightful.”

Harry Dannenbaum, Head of Recruiting, Coda
Harry Dannenbaum, Head of Recruiting, Coda

Searchlight allows companies to invest in their employees' growth and see feedback that gives them an opportunity to help that person succeed."

Kim Enright, Recruiting Manager, Masterclass
Kim Enright, Recruiting Manager, Masterclass
Make the best hires

De-risk your hiring

Verified, normalized, third-party data

100% of our customers say that Searchlight reference data is higher quality than a typical reference call.

Gold standard questions based on organizational psychology

89% of bad hires is caused by soft skills mis-match. Searchlight leverages past performance data to ensure a team-skills match for every hire.

Hire people who will stay

Set new hires up for success from day one with advice from their prior managers on superpowers and coachable areas.

hire faster

Fill open roles 30% faster

Automate, streamline, and standardize your reference process

85% of Searchlight references are completed within 3 days. Click a button, receive references, no phone tag.

Identify top performers early

Searchlight analytics surface the most promising candidates for your unique team so you know where to focus.

Increase final round-to-close rates

Searchlight can insert earlier in your hiring process so that you can eliminate friction in those crucial closing stages.

Improve Diversity & Inclusion

Cut bias out of your process

Assess candidates beyond credentials and resume

Searchlight candidate composites provide a 3D picture of every candidate.

Use past performance to advocate for nontraditional backgrounds

Searchlight helps translate skills between roles so you can confidently make hires from underrepresented backgrounds.

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why hiring teams love searchlight

Full-service platform to augment your processes

ATS Integrations

Searchlight integrates with your ATS system for one-click initiation and one consolidated source of truth.

DATA & PRIVACY Compliant

Searchlight is compliant with all major data laws including GDPR and Cal Privacy Act.

Reporting & analytics

Stay on track with your recruiting goals with our reporting dashboards and predictive analytics.

automated workflow

Searchlight cuts delays out of your hiring process by automating away scheduling, emails, followups, and data consolidation.

Customized insights

Searchlight’s reference questions are tailored to team-specific recruiting goals and strategic priorities.

on-brand candidate and reference experiences

Searchlight's modern interface creates positive impressions with candidates and references alike to promote your employer brand.

candidate testimonials

What I loved about Searchlight was how supportive the whole process was. They helped advocate for the real me.

Rosalind B, Software Engineer