Foxtek acts as a specialist Tech Talent Partner to some of the Netherlands' most exciting companies. We help to scale and strengthen engineering teams and enable companies to achieve ambitious growth goals, critical to their advancement and future success. We do this by providing a complete Talent Solution, from initial advice & hiring roadmap design, through to execution. All the while, identifying & match-making the best local Talent out there. Geographically we focus solely on the Randstad region. The Netherlands is one of the hottest destinations for Tech Talent globally and we relish the opportunity to work alongside amazing companies and the awesome teams within them. So whether you're a potential client, who needs a Talent Partner with the know-how to deliver for your development team in this challenging market, or a candidate, looking for an agency to support you with your search... we're here to help.
When I was looking for a new position, Tom Page approached me and I can say without doubt, is someone I can rely on. Not only did he provide multiple great positions (senior frontend developer) but he also managed all the communications between me and his clients. This meant I only had to concentrate on doing the interview. There was regular communication at a time that was convenient for me, so finding a new role was a good experience and I would definitely consider working with him again.
Tom (Baker) is one of my favorite recruiters. It took me some time to get used to his direct and open communication style. But I now see the benefits of this no-nonsense approach to recruitment. He is very fast, keeps his promises and has an excellent network. Great work Tom!
Gabor De Mooij
Absolutely amazing service. I received a job offer within two weeks from the moment I was contacted by Foxtek. Working in the tech industry in the Amsterdam area, I know it can be quite overwhelming getting contacted by several different recruiters at the same time, so don't make this mistake. If you get contacted by Foxtek, you're lucky! Work with them and I guarantee you will find what you are looking for! Thank you Foxtek!
Lewis helped me find a great role and I really enjoyed working together with him. Throughout the process Lewis was organized and communicated clearly. He knows the industry well and was able to connect me with standout companies that I had not been able to find on my own. If you are looking for a new tech job in the Netherlands, I couldn't think of a better person to reach out to.
Tom Page was the recruiter I worked with in Foxtek Recruitment. Tom is the best recruiter in the Netherlands hands-down. He's straight-forward and does his job with excellence. A lot of recruiters pester you and do not listen to you. I told him my wishes and what I was looking for, and Tom handled it like a champ. He landed my job at my new company which saw a 50% increase in my salary! I'm incredibly happy with my current job and I owe it to Tom. The process was speedy. Tom possesses what so many recruiters lack: "Common Sense”. He treated me like a professional and never once did he waste my time. He only gave me meaningful status updates and gave me jobs that were uniquely tailored to my wishes. Thank you Tom & Foxtek!
Janine Amelie Lourens
David Arkinstall of Foxtek helped me find and land a great role at a fun and impressive company. During the process, he managed everything well and frequently updated me of any developments. I really liked his communication style and the way he was involved to make things happen. Above all, although I have never met him personally, he seems to be a really nice guy and is an examplar of a good recruiter. Thank you David!
Tom and Foxtek were amazing. Genuinely better than any other recruiter I worked with before. They found the exact positions I asked for and consistently found new things I found interesting. Tom was always pleasant, clear, respectful, and professional. They treated my time like it was valuable and were exceptionally honest and transparent. Great experience with a really good team.
Tom was my Tech Recruiter and helped me find my first job in Netherlands. Working with Tom was a pleasure. Very friendly, professional, supportive and quick to respond. You can feel that he has your back and it shows. He helped me find exactly the kind of company I was looking for. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tom if you are looking for a new position. Thank you Tom for all your help and support!
Tom (Baker) is very hard working and will work until 11PM for you if necessary. He is very honest and direct in his communication style, ensuring efficiency in conversation but also takes his time if you need more explanation. I got my first freelance gig through him and he was helpful in assisting me with everything I needed to know.
At Tjuna we have been working with Tom for nearly one year. Tom provided at least 3 very suitable Freelance Developers with the required skillsets. Tom is good at understanding what our needs are and acts towards these goals. He asks the questions that matter to get the information that he needs to find the right candidate for us. He is helpful and his way of working fits our organisation very well. The advantages of working with Tom are that he delivers (quickly if needed), he asks a fair price for this and he is not pushy. What we need, we get. Apart from his professional skills, Tom is a very kind person I would definitely get in touch with again
A common theme when chatting to Developers is that they're searching for a company where they can truly get behind a product.This can mean agreeing with its moral mission or even just taking pride in its reach and influence on users.A sense of purpose is many people's source of motivation, and Developers are no different. It's also evident when a team's motivation is driving the development forward.Yes, more money and the chance to work on a technically challenging product are also important factors to consider, but this can feel empty without the knowledge that your work is directly impacting users lives.How does belief in a company's product affect your motivation, and is it a deciding factor when you search for a new challenge?
WHAT DOES A 'GOOD' BENEFITS PACKAGE LOOK LIKE TO YOU? Recently I put together a Poll posing a question;‘What is the MOST important thing developers look for when considering new opportunities?’I asked you answered.There was an apparent outcome telling me what’s most important to developers.36% of you said it’s being able to attain the BEST Salary & Benefits package possible. So for a scale-up trying to stand out from the crowd, it’s critical to offer a package that makes a developer feel valued!I guess Salary speaks for itself… BUT I appreciate not all companies have the same budgets, so other scale-ups need to get inventive.What else can be offered as an alternative to salary, that still makes a package attractive to the talent companies seek?I’ve seen a lot of different approaches including;- Education budgets- Company holidays- Travel / Car allowances- Home Office BudgetsThese really do help, but I feel they're not always unique and attractive enough to make an impact.I want to hear from my community once more though; What OTHER benefits can companies offer that turn the heads of top talent?Which benefits are the most attractive to you? Why are most important?
ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS - 'Unicorn' Developers can be very hard to find!When companies are scaling, finding the right people is critical to success.I speak to a lot of hiring managers who are ONLY looking for developers who tick every box on their job spec...This often leads to frustration & increased time-to-hire, as finding perfect candidates or 'Unicorns' can be a huge challenge in such a competitive market!So, how do I suggest managers tackle this?- First, align internally with ALL stakeholders to establish what is needed & when it's needed by. - Next, draw up a list of true KNOCKOUT criteria that candidates MUST have in order to function effectively in the role. ☑- Then, establish and prioritise the 'BONUS POINTS' that would give them a head start in the role. 🚀Anything else that they can learn or pick up easily? You guessed it, probably not a knockout criteria.This should bring the following to your hiring process:- Clear, calculated job requirements to identify RELEVANT candidates & establish which are the best match - Opportunity to teach bonus skills to candidates your company's way I guess the point I'm trying to make is;It's unlikely you'll be able to find a Unicorn, so sometimes it's easier & better to mould one!
Developers - How much attention do you give to your Github?I speak to more & more companies who use Github as a way to judge a candidate’s relevance & skills, sometimes even before an initial interview.This means you could be discounted before you even get a chance to speak to a future employer!An untidy github can lead to hiring managers asking certain questions;‘Would they code in this way if they worked for my company?’So before starting a job search, I recommend making some amendments here:- Take a look at your recent github projects; How clear is the code & formatting? Have a tidy up here.- Add ReadMe files to projects to give more context; were you experimenting with a new technology? What else would you have added/changed if you had more time?️- Are things looking a little quiet in terms of recent repo’s? Add any projects you’ve left off or even better, create new ones with the skills you aim to use in your next job!Remember, first impressions are super important!So, I suggest treating your github just like your CV – keep it up to date and presentable to give yourself the best chance at landing your next role!