Youview

 
 

TV meets AI - Find out how YouView saved £93k on agency fees and transformed their hiring with hackajob.

 

 

Overview

 

 

YouView is an on demand TV service with over 70 live free-to-air digital TV and radio channels. It seamlessly combines seven day catch-up on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and My5 with a library of on demand television programmes and films. A range of quality content is available via on demand players from Dave, Yesterday and Really imagined by UKTV, Now TV, milkshake!, S4C and STV. YouView has record, pause and rewind TV functionality as well as a simple search feature.

YouView is offered as part of broadband subscription bundles from TalkTalk and BT. It is also available to buy subscription-free from all major retailers and many independent electrical stores including John Lewis, Currys, Argos, Tesco, Amazon, Richer Sounds and Euronics.

250+ employees

London, United Kingdom

Tech

Node.js, Go, Clojure, AWS, DevOps

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The challenge

The main challenge we faced was our recruitment process - it typically took too long to get candidates through the interview stages which means they would go off the market before being able to complete our process. In addition, our brand wasn’t known within the developer community and we struggled to understand what their motivations were which meant our outreach wasn’t as effective as it could have been.

We partnered with hackajob to understand the skill sets available in the marketplace, whilst also creating more awareness of YouView to developers. hackajob have also played a major role in refining our recruitment process by providing data that was highlighting the time it takes a candidate to get through each stage and working with us to design a thorough but quick process.

 

The solution

“I’d 100% recommend hackajob. From the people you deal with, to the software itself and the quality of the candidates you get from them, everything is a great experience.”

Elouise Inzani
Talent Acquisition Lead
YouView

hackajob has been phenomenal at providing us with candidates from all types of background, especially in the last 3 months with us making several key hires across our Women In Tech initiative. Given the domain we operate in, we have found it hard to attract this talent historically but the diversity of candidates we see now is all due to the success of hackajob - it's been a great story for us.

We have been able to significantly reduce costs, which has in turn allowed us to spend money in the right places. We’ve managed to maximise our budget and the value my team can give directly to the business. Our business is made up of predominantly technical staff, so this type of platform has been critical to our success.

 

Why hackajob?

We were using hackajob to complement other options we were using and quickly realised it would be able to deliver high-quality candidates at scale. The platform was able to match our rapid demand for growth and hiring with a consistent pipeline of verified candidates.

At the current rate of hiring, which is 3 to 4 successful hires a month, we’re on track to make significant cost savings. We’ve already hired 20 candidates across Software Engineering, DevOps, Frontend, Data and QA!

 

The results

72% offer/acceptance rate

77% match to interview

£93k saved on agency fees

66% F2F interview to offer

 

See what they had to say

Samuel Obafemi

Recruitment Lead, AND Digital

We’re really proud to work with hackajob because of what they give us in return – it’s a great partnership!

We’re really proud to work with hackajob because of what they give us in return – it’s a great partnership!

Luke Coleman

Senior Tech Talent Partner at Argos

We have needed to upscale our engineering team with talented developers and hackajob has been and will continue to be the perfect platform to help us build great teams. They provide us the best and most relevant tech talent in the market quickly, whilst enabling us the opportunity to provide a positive candidate experience.

We have needed to upscale our engineering team with talented developers and hackajob has been and will continue to be the perfect platform to help us build great teams. They provide us the best and most relevant tech talent in the market quickly, whilst enabling us the opportunity to provide a positive candidate experience.

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