How Tartan Selects Coding Interns

How Tartan Selects Coding Interns

IntervueJuly 26, 20235 min read
Introduction
When it comes to tech hiring, the process can be notoriously gruelling. With numerous candidates to filter through, multiple rounds of interviews to conduct, and a constant race against time, the need for a streamlined solution becomes apparent. This was precisely the situation Manas, CTO of Tartan, found himself in before discovering Intervue.io. 'Hiring is an integral part of my role. We had a small team and would often have hundreds of applicants when visiting colleges to recruit. Conducting so many interviews was daunting, let alone the subsequent rounds,' Manas shares candidly about his experience. The introduction of Intervue.io into the hiring process, however, brought a significant change.
Traditional recruitment took too long
Every thriving tech firm battles with the complex challenge of hiring suitable talent, and Tartan was no exception. As the CTO, Manas found himself in the center of an often overwhelming process. His brief was to effectively recruit top-notch interns and engineers in a dynamic tech market teeming with potential, but also saturated with applicants.'We'd go to a college recruitment drive and have about 150 people applying for each role,' shares Manas, the company's CTO. This wasn't just a challenge; it was an overwhelming reality they had to face. Every application meant an hour-long interview that took a slice out of their valuable workday. 'We're a small team. Taking so many interviews was really difficult,' Manas explains. And with the team working remotely, setting up and coordinating these interviews added to the complexity. The need was clear: a simple yet effective tool to help them navigate this hiring maze and save precious time. But where would they find their solution? That was the million-dollar question.
Drastically increasing speed-to-hire
Intervue.io emerged as a beacon of hope amid the maze of tech recruitment. The platform's standout feature, according to Manas, was the unique option to outsource personal interviews, effectively reducing the strain on their limited team 'This was the only product which I tried in the similar domain. But the option to have the personal interview outsourced was a great thing,' he recalls. With Intervue.io, the initial flood of applicants became a manageable selection. 'Let's say out of 30 people get selected, right? Still, you need 30 interviews, right? Which will take 30 hours of your time,' Manas points out. By delegating the first two rounds of interviews to Intervue.io, they could focus their resources on the final, decisive round. In addition to saving time, the platform offered a flexible solution to hiring across roles, from interns to software engineers. 'Initially we hired for interns, like front-end interns, back-end interns. Then we also hired for engineering roles, right. Software engineers for front end, back end,' Manas states. This ability to cover a broad spectrum of roles made Intervue.io a practical and versatile solution in their hiring arsenal.
Immediate results
The integration of Intervue.io into their hiring process delivered tangible benefits for Tartan . The major win was, unsurprisingly, the substantial saving of time. 'Customer support and secondly, the saving of the time... it saves a lot of tech bandwidth from a CTO's perspective,' Manas emphasizes. In a start-up environment where Sprints are constantly running and time is the most valuable commodity, using Intervue.io allowed them to keep their operations running smoothly without having to pause or delay for interviews. 'Even if I say I want to run a campaign, I want to go to college. Right. Taking ten people out of the system means you will delay the Sprint, right. Because their whole one or two days will be gone, right,' Manas illustrates. Beyond time-saving, the platform provided a structured, organized framework for their remote recruitment process. 'Everything is on the platform, it is recorded. So you can go back and check a lot of things, right,' Manas notes, highlighting the utility of having recorded interviews that can be reviewed and referred back to.
Reflections
Intervue.io proved to be more than a stop-gap solution for Tartan HQ Solutions; it was a strategy for future growth. Impressed by the platform's functionality and the Intervue.io team's responsiveness, Manas gave the platform a 9 out of 10. 'It saves a lot of time...if you are creating and building a team from scratch, you don't have people to take interviews, right? It's the only option.' The collaboration with Intervue.io has clearly transformed the hiring process at Tartan Solutions, streamlining their operations and paving the way for sustainable growth.
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