Popular shopping list app Listonic needed a better and faster way to get an objective view of candidates’ competence and job fit. With our help, they were able to remove the unconscious bias that sometimes comes from Linkedin profiles and resumes, and make an unbiased hire for a remote position faster. Here’s how they did it.
Listonic, like many other companies, hired by inviting candidates with good-looking resumes to interview. However, this usually led to subpar interviews and wasted time as candidates lacked the required skills for the job despite looking good on paper.
This made Listonic rethink their hiring process and look for better ways to pre-screen candidates, especially when hiring for their first remote role.
They needed a tool that would give them an objective view of their candidate’s skills as fast as possible.
When hiring, Emil Krzeminski, Head of International Sales at Listonic, turned to us to help him:
We helped him create his customized skills test and launch it across different social media platforms and job boards.
3 weeks after publishing, Listonic had a list of qualified candidates to contact. Those who fit Emil's criteria were invited to interview. All other applicants were automatically rejected.
For Listonic, the biggest value of Toggl Hire was the increase in confidence and objectivity around the hiring decision. Thanks to the Toggl Hire skills test, Emil didn’t need to look at candidates resumes and LinkedIn profiles at all.
Another positive thing that Emil noticed was that the job interviews became a lot more productive. Since the screening test had already given him a good overview of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses, he didn’t need to focus on that during the interview. Instead, he could use the interview time to talk about the day-to-day work, expectations for the position etc.