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Druva Casestudy - HackerEarth


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Druva Casestudy - HackerEarth

  1. 1. HackerEarth Breaking Conventional Hiring Practices The Druva Case Study
  2. 2. HackerEarth • Druva came to HackerEarth looking to hire software developers • Specialises in data security and backup • Has over 100s of clients, many of whom are marquee clients • Has offices in India, Europe and USA • The current requirement was for their Pune office About Druva
  3. 3. HackerEarth The Problem • Druva’s conventional hiring practice was very Institution biased • Based on qualitative information shared from the recruitment team, Druva’s bar on hiring is very high • Even the brightest students from the best institutions find it hard to make it to Druva • How to find top notch tech talent for Druva • How to get Druva to hire outside their conventional philosophy? The problem statement
  4. 4. HackerEarth The Druva Hiring Challenge • An algorithmic coding challenge hosted on HackerEarth • 4 problems of increasing difficulty • 4 hour test
  5. 5. • Number of participating developers • Number of developers who attempted one problem • Number of developers who got all problems right • Number of developers who attempted all problems • Number of developers who attempted at least one problem 1757 973 32 300 497 Druva hiring challenge in numbers HackerEarth
  6. 6. Over 36% percent of participants were relevant to the job requirement Attracting the relevant talent 36% 64% HackerEarth
  7. 7. 2% of the participants were exceptional. They were filtered instantly, at the end of the contest Distinguishing the best from the rest, instantly 2% 98% HackerEarth
  8. 8. The Hires • 3 candidates hired from the hiring challenge • Two out of three hires weren’t from premier institutes Darpan Kalra (CGPA - 8.0) Punjab University, Chandighar Datta Maghe College on Engg. , Mumbai IIT Bombay Kapil Dolas (CGPA - 6.8) Sudhakara Rao (CGPA - 9.39) HackerEarth
  9. 9. HackerEarth Attracting talent from everywhere • Finding talent from institutes outside the purview of conventional in-house hiring • Identifying hidden talent, irrespective of CGPA or institute • Also giving an innovative way of hiring besttalent from premier institutes through Hackathon method
  10. 10. HackerEarth