Case Study - CTO.ai
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CTO.ai is a Vancouver based serverless infrastructure designed for the needs of fast-moving development teams who want to focus on delivering applications, not operations. They provide the basic building blocks which any team needs to build their own custom feeling developer PaaS, easily and without the cost of maintaining it.
They were founded in 2017 and raised a seed round of $7.5M from the likes of Slack Fund, Yaletown Partners, and Panache Ventures. After their initial raise, CTO went into a high-growth mode and needed assistance with building a recruitment process and hiring some world-class talent.
CTO.ai engaged GuruLink to help with this hiring and to build out some process and strategy to accommodate for this rapid growth. To help with their needs, GuruLink provided one full-time RPO recruiter who focused on building out a recruitment process, sourcing, recruitment, and closing for several roles over the course of the 7 month project.
As a relatively new company and at the time not yet well-known to the Vancouver market, GuruLink’s main objective was to help review their hiring plan, create a sourcing strategy, audit and build out a recruitment process, engage hiring managers, create job descriptions, maintain and manage their ATS, and educate the team on hiring and sourcing best practices. While doing this, we also provided sourcing and recruitment help on the various high priority job openings.
GuruLink’s solution provided 40 hours per week of flexible on-demand full-cycle recruitment resources to generate qualified candidates for roles such as Backend Engineers, Frontend Engineers, Mobile Engineers, DevOps, and much more.
Over the 7 months of GuruLink’s initial partnership with CTO.ai, we had 15 offers presented and 11 offers accepted.
The cost per hire came in under the projected amount at $8,351.36 saving CTO.ai over $218,000 in agency fees.
“Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with multiple recruiters. Taline and GuruLink are by far the best I’ve worked with in my time in the tech industry. Taline is extremely diligent and attentive to detail in understanding the role and the company’s culture needs. Her intuitive nature allows for a higher level of understanding of the nuanced requirements our company seeks in its employees. Taline’s messaging and writing abilities are of the highest caliber, demonstrating an excellent ability in positioning language to the best effect. I cannot speak highly enough of Taline and her skills, truly someone who all around excels at what she does.“
— Gale Yui, VP of Product
Gavin and Paige were able to find opportunities that aligned with my personal interests for companies that are at the forefront of new technologies and industries. The process was very quick and guidance was given every step of the way. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a job.”
and feeling like I was getting lost in a pile of resumes, GuruLink did the legwork of presenting my skills and experience to the employer for me and helped get me the IT job that I’ve always wanted. They have educated me on the company, prepared me for who I’d be interviewing with, what questions might be asked. They gave me the confidence I needed to go in and rock the interviews, and now the job. In a booming IT job market that can be hard to find valuable and interesting work, GuruLink found the job that’s right for me, at the salary that I wanted.”
Julia and Jibran for the great opportunity that they gave me. As a newcomer to Canada, I wasn’t expecting to get the same job that I have before in my home country. I am unfamiliar with the recruiting process here, and I always hear that we need ‘Canadian Experience’ even if it means taking a job not related to your previous occupation or education. But with the guidance and help of awesome recruiters like Julia and Jibran, I was able to get a job well suited to my qualifications and more than expected compensation. I am very grateful to both of them, and I hope that they can help more newcomers like me to have a great job in Canada and start a new chapter in their lives.”