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How Druva found talent in the most unlikely places using HackerEarth

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Druva has one of the most stringent hiring process. Only the best from premier institutions make it to the company. However, after using HackerEarth, Druva made hires from places they wouldn't have looked otherwise. How did they do that? Read on.

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How Druva found talent in the most unlikely places using HackerEarth

  1. 1. Breaking conventional hiring practices The Druva Case Study
  2. 2. • Druva came to HackerEarth looking to hire software developers • Specialises in data security and backup • Has over a 100 clients, many of whom are marquee clients • Has offices in India, Europe and USA • The current requirement was for their Pune office About Druva Start 14 days free trial
  3. 3. 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 Start 14 days free trial
  4. 4. The Druva Hiring Challenge • An algorithmic coding challenge hosted on HackerEarth • 4 problems of increasing difficulty • 4 hour test Start 14 days free trial
  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 Druva hiring challenge in numbers 1757 973 32 300 497 Start 14 days free trial
  6. 6. Over 36% percent of participants were relevant to the job requirement Attracting the relevant talent 36% 64% Start 14 days free trial
  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% Start 14 days free trial
  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, Chandigarh Datta Maghe College on Engg. , Mumbai IIT Bombay Kapil Dolas (CGPA - 6.8) Sudhakara Rao (CGPA - 9.39) Start 14 days free trial
  9. 9. 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 best talent from premier institutes through open hiring challenge Start 14 days free trial
  10. 10. Start your free trial today

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