Empiric is a leading global technology and transformation recruiter.

Empiric is the digital recruitment agency with community at its heart. Since 2005 we have married an in-depth knowledge of the latest transformation technologies with a passion for creating and developing relationships in order to match leading talent with some of the world’s premier companies.  

We don’t just specialise in our niche technologies, we live them, embedding ourselves in micro-communities to seek out the most exciting vacancies and hard-to-find talent that other recruiters can’t. We trade in over 40 countries around the world and have five offices across EMEA and the US working with talent and companies of all sizes globally. If you’re looking for your next role or have vacancies in specialist technology and business transformation on a contract, permanent or project basis, we’re the go-to agency to help you get things done. 

Our Mission

To inspire and guide the talent in the communities in which we live in order to shape these communities for the better, bringing people together for knowledge sharing in these areas while devising smart ways of improving diversity and inclusion across technical fields. And all while providing our clients with world-beating candidates.

Our Story

Empiric started how it meant to go on – by specialising in niche markets in which companies were struggling to find the best talent. At first this was financial markets, but we have since pivoted to focus on the data, digital, cloud, security and transformation spaces.

Our approach remains the same – we continue to thrive in the more difficult, hyperniche markets that other recruiters shy away from. As an established player, we have a proven track record of relationship mapping and network building in both professional and personal capacities to build up an extensive contacts database of the best talent from all over the world.

It’s a methodology that allowed us to mobilise and scale at pace. It’s the reason we’re one of the few tech recruitment agencies that are approaching 20 years in the game.

And we’ve done it our way. We’re proud to have created a progressive, diverse, inclusive culture in which people want to work, where they can be their true selves and achieve their full potential.

Key People

Sam Kamyar

Founder & CEO

Giuseppe Picardi


Justin Reid

Head of Salesforce UK and Europe

Steve Brown


Emily Hall-Strutt

Director, Next Tech Girls

Nicci Sharp


Sultan Dapar

Senior Manager, Austria and Switzerland

Rosita Akkerman

Head of Benelux

Our Journey

Sam Kamyar founds Empiric

Ranked third fastest growing company in UK by The Sunday Times Fast Track 100

Listed again on The Sunday Times Fast Track 100

Best Company To Work For (up to 250 employees) award at the IRP Awards 

Best Candidate Experience by Talent Collective 

Best Newcomer Award at the Global Recruiter UK Industry Awards 

Best Newcomer in Online Recruitment at the NORA Awards

Best Candidate Experience by Talent Collective

Sam Kamyar shortlisted for Business Leader of the Year at the IRP Awards

Finalist Best Small Employer at the NORA Awards

Finalist Best Client Services award at The Global Recruiter UK Industry Awards

Our Head of Salesforce Justin Reid opens the Empiric Glasgow office, specialising in the recruitment of Salesforce professionals

Stonewall Diversity Champion  

Won Diversity and Inclusion award at the APSCo Awards for Excellence   

Winner Best Small Companies To Work For award at the Sunday Times Best Companies   

Launched Proud Hires recruitment site, targeting LGBT community   

Two Ticks employer, part of Jobcentre Plus  

Next Tech Girls launches improving gender equality within the technology sector

Winner Best Small Companies To Work For award at the Sunday Times Best Companies

Sam Kamyar wins Best CEO for Candidate Experience 2016 at European CEO Awards

Winner Best Small Companies To Work For award at the Sunday Times Best Companies

Recognised as Disability Confident employer

Awarded APSCo Award for Excellence – CSR Initiative of the Year

Awarded Women in IT Excellence Diversity Project of the Year Award

Winner Best Small Companies To Work For Award at the Sunday Times Best Companies

Awarded 2 Star Best Companies

Nicci Sharp opens our New York office, specialising in Salesforce, ServiceNow and Cloud recruitment

Won The Best Small Companies To Work For Award at the Sunday Times Best Companies

Awarded 3 Star Best Companies

Full Netherlands operation opens, specialising in SaaS recruitment

Empiric’s longstanding social enterprise Next Tech Girls rebrands, with new Director Emily Hall Strutt leading the programme. NTG also holds first online events and expands offering

Sultan Dapar opens our German office, specialising in ERP recruitment

Rosita Akkerman opens our Netherlands office

Won The Best Small Companies To Work For Award at the Sunday Times Best Companies

#1 Best Companies to Work For in London at Q1 Best Companies Awards




















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Next Tech Girls

Next Tech Girls inspires today’s girls in education to become tomorrow’s women in tech.

Since 2016 we’ve given more than 5,000 girls and young women experience of a career in tech through our events and work experience placements.

Join us on our mission to #SmashTheStereotype and close the skills and gender gaps in the tech industry.
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