The top three challenges for the Access Group were hiring quality software engineers who had experience working with relevant tools and technologies, interview engagement, and overall team bandwidth.
With only a small in-house tech recruitment team, a significant amount of time was spent reaching out to, and qualifying passive talent. The majority of those who responded did not have the relevant technical expertise or were mis-matched on salary expectations. As well as this, candidate's knowledge of The Access Group was often minimal, so additional time was spent driving engagement towards the company’s product offering and company culture, in order to compete with other tech employers.
Due to company growth, the team were managing an increased number of software developer and quality assurance vacancies. In a market where the average cost per tech hire can be as much as £15,000 via external sources, they searched for a solution that would provide a positive return on investment, without adding an extra burden on their day-to-day.
The Access Group no longer has to spend time sourcing tech talent. Instead, they have access to a greater pool of active candidates, and a consistent interview pipeline for their software developer and QA positions.
In a one year period, The Access Group, reduced their average cost-per-hire to £980, with an 85% acceptance job offer acceptance rate for hackajob candidates. The Access Group went from 0% of tech hires being from hackajob, to an average of 60% of tech hires coming from the platform.