How Headstart Achieved 80% Success Rate In Their Hiring Process​

How Headstart Achieved 80% Success Rate In Their Hiring Process​

About Headstart

Headstart is India’s largest grassroots volunteer-driven nonprofit organization having a presence in 30 cities. For more than a decade, Headstart Network Foundation has proven record in uplifting entrepreneurs and boosting the startup ecosystem.

The Headstart Story

In this unprecedented time, Headstart Network India launched their HS Inturn initiative to support COVID impacted students who were set to complete their courses in 2020 and were all set to start their professional journey are now awaiting clarity on their examination and completion of courses.

Initiative Taken

Headstart quickly addressed this problem and being one of the biggest startup ecosystem enablers of the country they on-boarded 12 startups who were keen in hiring interns. The virtual hiring event took place on July 27th in Airmeet’s platform in speed-dating format.

Where every startup interviewed 30 curated candidates in just 5 mins. Every candidate got a chance to interview 12 companies at the same time and the benefit for companies was they could interview 30 candidates in 3 hours of time.

Challenges

Headstart received more than 1000 applications overnight for this event and shortlisting the right ones manually could have been a nightmare.  That’s where Xobin rescued them in moving the needle with bare minimum human interaction and in making this virtual hiring event a successful one

Here’s How Xobin Assisted Headstart

Xobin provided Headstart with deeper insights from different metrics and distinctive assessments like communication, aptitude, psychometric and cultural fit to filter suitable candidates and mapping the appropriate candidates.

Success Highlights

The event turned out to be a massive success with 180 interviews being conducted in a span of two hours with 80% candidates receiving offer letters and 60% of candidates bagging more than one offer.

“Xobin alleviated every applicant’s experience and facilitated in reducing the hassle in the whole hiring process”

Gautham Sivaramakrishnan

Director at Headstart and Global Head for Startup Initiatives at Infosys.