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CLIENT OVERVIEW

Based in New York, this emergency communications startup has built itself as a leader in their industry over the past several years. They have addressed common issues that people face in cases of emergency. Recently, they have partnered with several large global tech companies.

THE CHALLENGE

The company needed to scale out their engineering team in order to support upcoming partnerships with large technology companies. Because there were only a few dozen employees at the helm, time was of the essence. There were several permanent positions across the board that needed to be filled; including Back End, Front End, Product Management, DevOps & QA Engineers.

In addition to the time constraints to scale out a world-class engineering team, they had very specific and measurable requirements for every new hire. Candidates needed to understand the intensity and scope of working with a startup that desires top-tier engineers. For Talener, these constraints were a challenge, but were also clearly outlined to foster success.

THE TALENER SOLUTION

Talener understood the importance of constant communication and feedback. Following the first two placements, the Talener team met with the client to communicate feedback and debrief to ensure that expectations were being met. Talener provided information about the candidate interview experience, competition, other offers candidates were receiving, and presented advice moving forward. Taking the feedback seriously, the client provided additional selling points as well as their own comments regarding future placements.

Talener pitched the importance of the Company In method, in which the client came on-site to Talener to interview several candidates in succession. The Company In method allowed for immediate feedback from the candidates as well as the VP of Engineering. Likewise, they were given the opportunity to reinforce their mission, vision, values, and selling points in-person.

RESULTS

Early communication and expectation management led Talener to place 10 permanent engineering and product management employees in just over one year. The Company In method was utilized and successful for eight different positions. Two positions used phone screening and on-site interviewing.

Talener’s local, tech-specific teams could readily handle each candidate and position individually; supporting the client’s needs across several technology disciplines. Likewise, constant follow-up and feedback means that Talener has created an enduring relationship with the client based on open communication and honest evaluation.


If you would like to learn more about Talener’s Company In method, please reach out at 917-720-1080.

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