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Pur­suit Com­mit

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Pursuit partners with leading employers, from venture-backed startups to Fortune 500s.
We help companies hire, retain, and nurture long-term talent.

We know it's not just a pipeline problem. That's why Pursuit Commit employer services includes:

  • diverse talent aligned with employer needs

  • competency-based matching and hiring practices

  • 3-years of post-hire retention support to ensure high-potential Fellows become high-performing

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Kickstarting Careers in Tech: How 3 Employees Got Their Start at Peloton
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"At Thirty Madison, we are focused on delivering on healthcare’s biggest opportunities: access and affordability; patient outcomes; and patient experience. To do that, we need our workforce to reflect the patients that we aspire to serve. We love working with Pursuit, who’s really thinking about how we find that talent. They're not just focused on placing talent into a role, but they have a three year structured program to help them succeed - that's what really differentiates this program."
Chelsea Trombino Chief People Officer at Thirty Madison
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How Commit Works

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1. Discovery + Pipeline

We find out what roles, competencies, and skills our partner employers are looking for. Then, we create a talent pipeline to align with those needs.

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2. Hiring process design

We help your company craft a rigorous hiring process designed with non-traditional candidates in mind.

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3. Onboarding

Next, we're there to support you as you hire, onboard, and integrate first-year engineers into the team.

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4. Post-hire support

For three years after a Fellow is hired, we're on call to ensure your success. Our ultimate goal is boosting your retention and helping Fellows advance beyond entry-level engineer roles.

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The outcome: adding value beyond talent.
  • Tangible business benefits
    Creates meaningful change in culture and output by increasing representation of under-represented talent on engineering teams

  • Increase employee engagement, belonging, and retention
    Demonstrates concrete actions towards commitments that staff care about, driving employee engagement

  • More Diverse Candidates
    Pursuit Fellows help diversify current teams and bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table.

  • Driving ESG goals
    Positively impacts employer brand with customers, community, and investors

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“This partnership with Pursuit helped us open up a new arena for bringing talent into the organization that we felt was previously untapped. At Citi, diversity of background, gender, thought, and experience across all spectrums is really important to make sure that we have an inclusive environment where people can really feel like they can be themselves and bring their best ideas.”
Christopher Lemoine SVP of Global Spread Products Technology at Citi
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Three ways to Com­mit

Pursuit Commit: Works out of the box

Pursuit Commit employer services enables leading companies to hire, retain, and nurture engineers from non-traditional backgrounds. A multi-year engagement ensures long-term outcomes and supports early-career to mid-level talent development.

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Pursuit Levelup: Success from within.

Through Pursuit LevelUp, we work with employers to identify, recruit, and train their existing blue-collar and non-traditional workers, in roles such as retail or warehouse operations, to become professional software engineers. Once Pursuit LevelUp Fellows complete training, they are hired into new software engineering roles at their company. We continue to provide three years of post-hire retention support.

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Pursuit Portfolio: We're all in

VC, PE, and other capital allocators work with us to implement Pursuit Commit across their portfolio companies. In addition to the base employer services, Pursuit provides critical tools to help the investment firm and their portfolio companies meaningfully grow and achieve their business objectives:

  • We provide cross-portfolio workshops for cohorts, allocate cost-sharing, and create incentive alignments.

  • We can help establish consistent metrics and standardized reporting to drive performance.

  • This model is a key portfolio service for investment funds and also demonstrates tangible ESG efforts.

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"We have learned that talent doesn't fit neatly into bullets on a resume. Partnering with Pursuit allows us to draw from the immense multi-disciplinary talent pool right here in our backyard and our product and culture is better for it."
Francis Shanahan VP of Connected Fitness Software at Peloton
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Get in touch

We are committed to working with you to solve your talent needs. Get in touch to find your next hire with Pursuit, and see if Commit is right for you.

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