Helping A Leading Seattle Design House

Hire The Best Talent

1,849/68/16

Sourced /   Interviewed /   Hired

3 months

The Client

Founded: 1966

 

Client since: August 2018

Industry: Architecture and Interior Design

Headquarters: Seattle, WA

An industry leading International design firm

They set the standard for sustainability and kinetic architecture and have worked on such projects as the renovation of The Space Needle, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Center, and the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, OK.

The Challenge

The company hit an unprecedented state of growth. Internal talent acquisition team was not geared to scale up fast enough. Experience with staffing agencies was less than desirable in terms of the quality of candidates.

 

Longer hiring cycle was hurting the operations team, forcing shuffling of staff to address customer priorities. Overall productivity was taking a hit and burdening the hiring managers with reviewing a large number of unsuitable resumes and taking precious time away from them. 

Considering the company was short-staffed and people were stretched, it was starting to affect customer deliveries. Besides, the company was not leveraging the new and innovative industry practices in hiring and compete in the market. The leadership realized that in order to get to the next level, they need to transform their hiring function. They decided on a strategic and long term solution and engaged with snipebridge to help them meet their hiring goal.

Customer Objective

  • Bring down the current time to hire

  • Higher quality and increase in no. of qualified candidates

  • Ensure a good candidate-company fit - design style, culture, pace, values

  • Build internal candidate database for future internal use

  • Improve efficiency of internal hiring process

  • Evaluation of current ATS and advice on replacement

  • Move to a fixed cost hiring model and bring in predectibility of spend and improve cash flow management

  • Maintain the existing high candidate quality threshold 

  • Reduce New-Hire attrition and cost of rehiring and retraining

snipebridge Solution

  • Advisory services for recruitment process optimization

  • Customized managed services model to drive end to end hiring needs

  • Talent acquisition team 100% dedicated to the customer with singular task specialization and 24x7 services model 

  • Passive candidate strategy for sourcing a higher quality of talent

  • Use of Symbiotic assessment to evaluate candidate-team fit

  • Consulting on internal tools and automation

Our team Implemented sourcing of passive candidates and took on writing and posting of job descriptions, review of resumes and portfolios, initial reach out, phone screening, and scheduling of interviews with the internal hiring teams.

 

The team were given access to hiring manager calendars for scheduling, carried customer email address and were listed as customer team on LinkedIn. They were given access to customer ATS where they continued to build candidate database. Team also spent time on gathering talent intelligence and proactive hiring.

Key Successes

FIRST 3 MONTHS

1,849 Candidates Sourced

288 Phone Screens

68 Candidates Interviewed

16 Employees Hired

Accelerated time to hire by 40%
Increased candidate pipeline by 4 times

Increased online job visibility by 200%

Reduced cost of hire by 50%

"[Since Partnering with Snipebridge] We have seen higher quality candidates than ever before

Principal, Architecture

"You did exactly what you advertised - saved us time and allowed us to do what we enjoy most which is designing

Principal, Interiors

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