In this episode of “Its All Recruiting” (IAR), I discuss job descriptions as marketing pieces with Rob Kelly, Chief Ongiggitizer at Ongig.com. During our conversation we brainstormed a variety of ideas with one in particular being sure to cause a shudder throughout the HR world. Tune in the find out what it is and to do it yourself, before anyone else.
Rob Kelly is a 4-time CEO, author and proud father of Maverick! Rob is now CEO of Ongig, a software business whose mission is to transform job descriptions to boost quality candidates and diversity.
Rob was previously CEO for companies in the fields of dating advice, healthcare and live music.
Rob began his love of business early, attending his first shareholder & board meetings when he was 16 years old. He began his career as a journalist and has interviewed such business titans as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Andy Grove.
Rob is the author of the book An Enlightened Entrepreneur: 57 Meditations On Kicking @$$ In Business & Life and still loves to write.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance & Economics from the University of Bridgeport and has completed programs at Stanford University, Harvard Law School , The Syracuse University International Business Program in London and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
In this episode, I had a great chat with my special guest – Sachin Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of HackerEarth. Time flew by as we discussed the following:
Questions asked in this interview:
What are you really passionate about?
What inspired you to get into the space of skill assessments?
How he saw a lack and a gap in the way developers were hired?
What changes have you seen with the market in terms of companies using skill assessments?
What are the benefits of using a skill assessment platform for technical hiring?
With all the customers you have served, what have been the biggest challenges that recruiters face with regard to technical hiring?
What should one look out for while looking for a skill assessment platform?
What in your opinion is the future of technical hiring?
What are the pros and cons of using a skill assessment software?
About Our Guest:
Sachin Gupta is a Computer Science graduate from IIT Roorkee who realized that he loves the sales and marketing aspect of a start-up as much he loves to code. He has worked as a Software Developer at Google and Microsoft before he ventured out to build HackerEarth. As the Co-Founder and CEO of HackerEarth, Sachin wears multiple hats at HackerEarth. In the early days, he was directly involved in product development and writing code. Currently, he leads the Marketing team, overlooks the Sales strategy and drives the Sales team, is responsible for setting up the operations process and actively contributes to Product Management and Strategy. | Connect with Sachin Gupta on LinkedIn
HackerEarthis an AI-powered developer assessment software that helps organizations to accurately measure a developer’s skills through online coding tests. It takes a skill-based approach to assessment, allowing companies to automatically generate standardized tests based on various skills and then accurately measure the developer’s performance on those skills. HackerEarth also has a community version of the product that’s used by 3M+ developers to assess their coding skills, become better at coding and discover opportunities.
My show – “Its All Recruiting” has been on hiatus for some time but, has now returned due. In this episode, I had a great chat with my special guest – Jeff Amster, Founder of Firstscreen. Time flew by as we discussed several things; among them:
Are AI robots going to take over my recruiting job?
Challenges with video hiring solutions (creepy / introducing bias)?
Challenges with technical coding solutions for technical roles
Current industry headaches in the top of talent pipeline?
Résumé review headaches
Time wasted on initial phone interview screens
Lack of time to identify larger & more diverse candidate pools
Candidate engagement issues
ABOUT MY GUEST
With over 18 years of experience in recruiting for product, program and technical teams, Jeff Amster understood first-hand that resume reviews and initial phone screens had become an extreme pain point for talent acquisition professionals, hiring managers and candidates, and it was time for the industry to take part in re-imagining the recruiting model to alleviate collective frustration. Earlier this year, Jeff unveiled his next-generation, artificial intelligence powered HR platform helping to revolutionize organization talent acquisition recruiting processes by empowering candidates to self-serve their initial phone screen interviews while surfacing True Talent candidates. He plans to usher in a new age of talent matching with the commitment to leading edge AI technologies coupled with extremely user-friendly experiences.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Firstscreen is an AI automated phone interview platform empowering your recruiters to reclaim their day by enabling candidates to self-serve phone screens with digital recruiters. The platform is intended to be the first stage in helping organizations speed up the hiring process while giving candidates an easy, natural and engaging evaluation experience. At the same time, it serves to enable recruiting professionals to reclaim wasted time and re-dedicate it to increasing organization diversity, building stronger hiring manager and True Talent candidate relationships and completing new strategic analysis on their talent pipelines.