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Beamery is a leading talent engagement platform which combines CRM, talent marketing, and a connected layer to legacy systems, enabling enterprises to deliver better talent acquisition at scale.
Head of People
Alex Duell
Industry:
Recruiting CRM & Marketing Software
Location:
London (HQ), San Francisco, Austin Texas, Remote
Employees:
105+
Challenge
Process
Results
Benefits

Challenge

Beamery take great pride in their talented recruitment team and a strong in-house referrals network, born from their mantra of hiring as a team sport and an incentive bonus scheme. During their period of hyper-growth throughout 2018, the business was faced with a need for extra firepower and specialisation to fill a number of key roles. Alex Duell, Head of People at Beamery, reached out to Atlas One during this crucial period:

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“The more specialist and niche a role is, the more time, bandwidth and specialised networking skill it takes to locate that talent pool. Our in-house team was working at full capacity on a bunch of mid to senior roles, but for a couple of the more pressing roles, we didn’t have the bandwidth, the ability, or arguably the specialisation skill in-house to be able to fill them appropriately. This is where the Atlas One team came into it.”

Alex Duell, Head of People

Process

Integration is at the core of the Atlas One process when faced with the challenge of filling such distinct positions as at Beamery. A relationship-first approach saw the Atlas One team spending a significant portion of time understanding the team and their needs in detail:

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“The Atlas One team's first priority, as well as getting to know me and how I work, was to focus a lot of their time and attention having in-depth conversations with hiring managers and with engineers who were doing similar roles to the adjacent roles they were working to fill. Given that we’re recruitment software, it was clear that they also cared a lot about the product that we’re building.”

Alex Duell, Head of People

Results

Atlas One successfully onboarded talent for three specific, high-level positions at Beamery. Duell outlines the nature of these roles and why they were potentially challenging to fill:

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“The first position was our very senior Security Operations Engineer. They’re like hen’s teeth to find. Also our Head of Email Deliverability, an incredibly niche roll - only a handful of people on the planet have the level of mastery that a company like ourselves needs for a product where we have to send a huge quantity of emails. More recently, a Senior Golang Developer. Golang is one of the very hottest of languages out there at the moment, a massively competitive space, a very limited talent pool at senior level.”

Alex Duell, Head of People

An extension of the team

For Duell, the seamless integration of Atlas One in becoming an extension of the Beamery people function was achieved by building strong connections with the CTO and heads of departments:

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“You cannot get there without being a person who’s taken that initial time to get to know people and impress with not only the results, which are very clear and speak for themselves, but also the manner in which the team have got things done and built relationships with us have really endeared them to us.”

Alex Duell, Head of People

Transparency

It’s not common for Duell to work together with other recruiters, but the transparency on offer from Atlas One through open dialogue and a real-time candidate tracker was a winning factor in consistently demonstrating the value of the partnership:

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“This notion of candidate ownership is something that really irritates me, where recruiters won’t give you the full story and will be that interfering middle-man. You feel like you’re getting lied to, and the candidates do too. The Atlas One team have been super transparent in who they’ve been talking to, the details of those people, the ongoing conversations that they’re having. We know who they’ve been looking at and ultimately, that data has been very easy for us to check out.”

Alex Duell, Head of People
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Co-Founder & Group CEO
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