Case Study - KeepTruckin
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KeepTruckin is a San Francisco based startup that focuses on bringing the trucking industry online and transforming the way freight is moved on our roads and how fleets are dispatched, managed and maintained. The company is valued at $1.4 Billion and has raised $228 Million to date. In early 2020, KeepTruckin decided to open an engineering office in Vancouver to take advantage of a new market and highly skilled candidates.
KeepTruckin engaged GuruLink to help build the engineering team in their new Vancouver office as they had a limited network there. To help with hiring in their new office, GuruLink provided one full-time RPO recruiter who focused on several roles over a 40 hour week. GuruLink and KeepTruckin put together a plan that could save costs on new hires while engaging a full-cycle recruiter to help manage the various job pipelines.
As a new tech company in Vancouver’s ecosystem. GuruLink’s goal was to hire exceptional talent and to build KeepTruckin’s brand in the Vancouver market.
Our solution was to provide flexible on-demand full-cycle recruitment resources to generate qualified candidates for roles such as Site Reliability Engineers, Backend Engineers, Frontend Engineers, Android Engineers, and iOS Engineers.
GuruLink provided multiple resources focusing on different areas at 40 hours per week and helped provide new and vetted quality candidates to the new roles for KeepTruckin’s Vancouver office.
In the 3 months of working with KeepTruckin, there were 7 offers presented and 5 offers accepted. The cost per hire worked out to be $12,600.00, a savings of nearly $20,000 per hire. Over the course of the 3.5 months working with GuruLink, KeepTruckin saved over $98,000 on agency hires.
“I had the pleasure of working with GuruLink for 3+ months. They played a crucial role in helping grow the team at KeepTruckin’s Canada office. The GuruLink team is very organized and has a deep understanding of the talent available in the Canadian market and tirelessly screened and sourced hundreds of candidates across competencies like Backend, Frontend, Mobile, Platform, SRE. They made my life easier as a hiring manager by being on top of things at all stages of the hiring process and adapted very well to the changing recruitment needs of the company necessitated by a dynamic business environment. GuruLink will be a great asset for any team looking to grow. I will be super happy to work with them again in the future.“
— Shashi Singh, Sr. Engineering Manager
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.”