1. Familiarise the team on working with an in-house recruiter
Ada is an excellent example of how ACELR8's in-house model works. Our recruiters set the groundwork, became integrated by working onsite, and got to know the company, its mission, and culture from the inside. We worked closely with Ada's Director of People, Larissa-Patricia Naue, and the new in-house recruiters who joined at the start of the year. Working together, we were able to:
- Hire 55 people from December 2018 and growing the team to over 200 people
- Clean up and migrate to a new Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
- Collaborate and help educate Ada's hiring managers about working with recruiters, the new processes in place processes and how to integrate them into their daily workflows
- Help the company set up the processes to make the hiring as effective and efficient as possible
- Host Ada's VP of Marketing, Marvin Rottenberg, as a speaker during our Talking Talent event on health-tech.
2. Hiring people for the key roles
Some people we hired over past months had a huge impact on the company already:
- Director of UX Research, James Mckinnon – the UX Research team delivers experience design and service design to teams, which helps the business build a stronger connect with users as well as connect dots to leverage product teams to become more impactful. We brought James in for his expertise in this field and working experience with global brands.
- Product Owner Global Health Initiative, Maithili Pai – she joined Ada from an AI health-tech company based in India. Her experience is a Product Manager and her personal insights (coming from one of the Global Health Initiative’s markets) are very relevant for the role.
3. Hiring a multilingual Medical Knowledge team
One of our biggest achievements is growing a multilingual Medical Knowledge Team. We even got a chance to interview Gustavo Vidal, a Medical Knowledge Engineer, about working for Ada and his role at the company – making the app available in even more languages, which ties into their mission to bring the future of personalised health to everyone.
4. Gaining knowledge on hiring within the healthcare industry
Being at Ada was a great way to learn more about the healthcare industry and the complexities involved in developing new tech products for this space. Ada Health definitely understands these challenges and is well underway in transforming this area. Watching the company’s impact on the health industry as a whole with things like the Global Health Initiative was truly inspiring. They bring very much needed attention to these important health changes and challenges.
Our collaboration with Ada was one of the most exciting opportunities we had. We were happy to help them hire for key roles for the company’s scaling, set up hiring processes, and built foundations for recruiters to come after our Talent Partners. We are looking forward to working with them in the future.