Redefining Talent Acquisition Strategy for NeST Digital with Collaborative Hackathons
What was the client trying to solve?
The Solution |
Addressing the Hiring Constraints via Collaborative Hackathons and Simulations
A Language Agnostic Collaborative Hackathon
Having understood the requirements and the challenges well, we concluded that Yaksha’s Collaborative Hackathons was the ideal screening tool to ensure that NeST would invest time only interviewing candidates meeting various prerequisites. To shortlist talent for the desired skills in the shortest possible timeframe, candidates were required to build the classic game of Tetris. The candidates were also given the flexibility to code in 1 of 4 languages:
The objective of this preliminary round was to analyse the critical thinking ability and ensure technical proficiency in developing the solution from idea to a working prototype. Additionally, candidates were also given the room to work as a team if so desired. While not a mandate, this would highlight their ability to come together as a team to solve challenges.
This allowed recruiters at NeST to automate and scale-up the screening process as a candidates true coding potential was assessed accurately. With the hackathons complete, they now had a comprehensive summary of every candidate’s performance with an in-depth analysis of their code base, allowing them to compare the candidate’s performance with industry benchmarks.
Simulated Business Challenges
Marketing the Event with Hackathon Partners
Proctoring as an add-on
A tremendous improvement in the hiring process was observed after Yaksha’s intervention. Some key results that helped the company to progress towards the objective were:
- The organizational efficiency, while conducting technical hiring, increased by up to 50 percent
- An extensive hackathon and simulation enabled better screening and faster hiring of the talent matching the profile.
- The upper management observed a noticeable increase in the efficiency of the process.
- SMEs involved in the hiring process communicated their positive feedback on the relevance of questions and timely support from Yaksha.
The way forward
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