Hiring Engineers and Designers for a Fully-Remote Company

Hotjar allows Marketers, Product Managers, and Designers to track the behaviour of the website visitors through heatmaps, screen recordings, and more

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About Hotjar

If you ever worked on optimising your website’s performance, you may be familiar with a tool called Hotjar. It allows Marketers, Product Managers, and Designers to track the behaviour of the website visitors through heatmaps, screen recordings, and more. It also allows companies to gather feedback from the users. Apart from being famous for its strong engineering team, the company also operates fully-remote and is spread through both the EMEA and Americas. Being remote is a huge part of the company’s culture.

Apart from being famous for its strong engineering team, the company also operates fully-remote and is spread through both the EMEA and Americas. Being remote is a huge part of the company’s culture.

The Challenge

Not enough recruitment bandwidth

Hotjar is a bootstrapped company, recording a year-to-year growth.

Currently, they are working on updating features of their tools, therefore they are growing their Engineering and Product teams to help with these updates.

They had a very-well-structured hiring process in place already, but, unfortunately, only had one person hiring for both technical and non-technical positions.We took the challenge and adjusted our Embedded Recruiting model to the remote culture of Hotjar.

The Results

Hires, diversity, and speed

Our Senior Talent Partner working with Hotjar, Daniel Sedgwick, was the first person in ACELR8's UK team so he already had some exposure to working in a remote environment, which would help him in this mission.

1. Increased the diversity rate in the team

Next, we focused on increasing the diversity in the company by approaching new groups and regions, especially adding more female candidates to the pipeline and sourcing people from Africa.

2. Optimised the speed of the hiring process

One obstacle that was highlighted to us from day one, was the speed of the process and how it needed to increase for the team to reach their hiring goals. We worked closely with the Operations, Engineering, and Hiring teams to help reduce the time it took. We increased the number of interviewers, which involved training them on how to interview candidates for Hotjar.

3. Manage to make 17 hires in 5 months

Currently, Hotjar has around 100 employees, 17 hired by ACELR8. It was exciting to work with Hotjar and explore new, innovative ways of working and collaboration, such as working remotely.

Website
https://www.hotjar.com/
Sector
SaaS
Snapshot
Remote
UK
Design
Talent Partner
Engineering

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

ACELR8 subscription-based pricing is split in a small retainer fee for getting a dedicated recruiter onboard and a small fee per hire. This makes it cheaper, the more people you hire. Alternatively, depending on your hiring needs, we can also offer you a flat fee.

What happens if we don’t make a hire?

In the very unusual outcome that ACELR8 is unable to fill the role, then you only pay the small retainer fee!

How do I find out more?

Get in touch! You can do so here or via the chat window in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

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