Toggl is a time-tracker and productivity tool used by millions across the globe. Being a fully remote team means their job openings attract talent the world-over. With an average of 500 applications for each position, they needed a fast, efficient way to identify the best in the bunch. Find out how they reduced their screening time by 100x with our skills tests.
There are some common recruitment challenges out there, such as standing out from thousands of other job openings, getting strong candidates to apply for the job, screening quality candidates from piles of applications, and being cost-efficient the whole time.
Toggl’s situation was not different - after an intense 6-month hiring period, the team managed to hire only one developer, who they soon let go because he lacked the skills needed for the job. It was clear they needed a major overhaul in their recruitment process.
Toggl ditched resumes completely because they offered limited value, and were an inefficient use of time. To see candidate’s real skills before the interviews, they now use our skill tests as the first hiring step. This immediately weeds out those without the required skills for the job, so hiring managers can focus their time on the best talent.
Skills tests are also more engaging, so attract more passive candidates - strong talent who might be interested in a little challenge, but not necessarily a new job at first. We know over 90% of candidates love the experience of taking our skills tests, regardless of whether they end up landing the job or not.
Today, Toggl has fully automated the initial stages of recruitment. The only manual part is setting up the initial skills test which takes seconds. Once the questions are prepared and job opening published, the system automatically screens candidates as they apply via the test.