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The GQR Success Story: Humanizing AI Recruiting

By Austin Edy

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GQR, a forward thinking talent acquisition and advisory firm, has teamed up with AllyO to enhance its recruiting process. Led by Steven Talbot and Hugo Sugden, GQR has cemented their place within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) recruiting space globally. An Inc. 500 company two years running, they have seen a 949 percent three-year revenue growth.

The GQR Success Story: Humanizing AI Recruiting
By specializing in Banking & Finance, Energy & Engineering, Technology and Life Sciences, GQR adds value to the world by identifying talent that transcends boundaries

Automating recruiters’ administrative tasks

GQR’s internal recruiters employ a hands-off approach to basic screening and scheduling. At times GQR’s recruiters were faced with allocating 1-2 hours a day scanning applications for a few qualifications, emailing the candidates one by one, getting their availability, and then finally booking them into an available slot. AllyO now takes care of these administrative tasks so recruiters can focus on what really matters – delivering a fantastic candidate experience. Here is how it works:

  1. The recruiter posts a requisition on their job board of choice (LinkedIn, NaceLink, Handshake, etc.).
  2. When an applicant applies these recruiters are sent an email.
  3. This email is scraped for the necessary information and Ally proactively reaches out to the applicant to continue the screening process.
  4. In addition to screening the candidate based on recruiter preferences, once qualified, AllyO schedules them for an interview based on the recruiter’s availability.

Humanizing the hiring process

Through this process every candidate is contacted. If a candidate does not meet requirements for the role, they are notified why, further humanizing the hiring process of disqualification.

According to Bianca Rasho, VP of Global Talent Acquisition, “AllyO has provided the platform to streamline the first stage of GQR’s interview process, alleviating much of the administrative burden placed on our internal talent acquisition team. This allows our people to focus on delivering a fantastic candidate experience and the space to understand the core motivations and aspirations of those in our interview process.”

Most of us that have been on a job search have applied for roles and never heard anything back. A few years ago during my job search after college I applied to 70 different companies for entry-level roles, I heard back from 8. Today, this is unacceptable. We are moving towards a “buyers-market” where we expect everything on-demand (thank you Netflix, Amazon, and Uber), including our job search. As Bianca mentioned, candidate experience is now at the forefront of recruiting.

About AllyO

AllyO is an AI technology company founded a simple mission – make recruiting delightful and efficient for everyone. It addresses the traditional inefficiencies of lost applicants and conversions due to poor candidate experience, high cost of recruiting due to overburdening of menial tasks on hiring teams, and lack of visibility and control for HR leadership. It utilizes deep workflow conversational AI to fully automate end to end recruiting workflow by intelligently engaging via texting over mobile and web. It is used by Fortune 500 enterprises that have experienced 2-6X increase in applicant capture and conversion rate, 91% application completion rate, and over 50% reduction in cost and time to hire. AllyO is backed by leading investors such as Google, Randstad Innovation Fund, Bain Capital Ventures and Cervin Ventures.


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