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RocketSpace San Francisco Member Profile: GoodTime
- Founded by Ahryun Moon, Jasper Sone, and Peter Lee in 2016.
- Trusted by the world's top brands including Rubrik, Airbnb, and Stripe.
How Does it Work?
The average HR professional spends a lot of valuable time switching back and forth between spreadsheets, calendars, and complex scheduling tools to organize interviews. GoodTime is a software platform that enables HR departments to maintain a birds-eye view of interview scheduling, work coverage, and candidate assessments in an easy-to-use, central repository.
By utilizing the software's drag-and-drop features, it's easy to modify interviewers, meeting times, and conference room availability. Recruiting coordinators can assign the maximum number of interviews each interviewer can do each week and each day. Another benefit? The software helps companies make a better first impression on candidates. Additionally, interviewees can use GoodTime's intuitive platform to schedule their own interviews. The platform provides a reminder feature that proactively prevents last-minute declines, tardiness, and no-shows.
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Who They Serve
In less than two years, GoodTime has built up an impressive client roster. One of the startup's most notable clients is Airbnb. Using the GoodTime platform, Airbnb's recruiters conduct more than 1,000 interviews per month.
"GoodTime's demo spoke to nearly every pain point we felt. When we ran a pilot, our recruiting coordinators were unanimous in wanting to keep GoodTime." - Megan Gebhart, recruiting programs manager at Airbnb.
"With GoodTime, we can schedule interviews accurately. That helps us provide an excellent interviewer and candidate experience." - Penny, recruiting coordinator lead at Airbnb.
"80 percent of our recruiting coordinators named scheduling and rescheduling as their biggest challenges. That's exactly what GoodTime helps us address." - William, recruiting coordinator at Airbnb.
With GoodTime, Airbnb's recruiting coordinator teams are two to five times faster in scheduling interviews. As a result, Airbnb recruiters now average 2.75 interviews each per month. Before, one-third of Airbnb's recruiting team conducted 75 percent of the interviews. With GoodTime, Airbnb is now able to distribute workloads across the entire recruiting department.
Question + Answer
Jasper Sone, co-founder at GoodTime, recently met with RocketSpace to discuss his journey thus far and how GoodTime uses the RocketSpace tech ecosystem to scale:
What does GoodTime do? How has GoodTime reinvented or disrupted the talent acquisition industry?
Jasper: It’s not a secret, but the most successful businesses always find a way to attract the best talent. It’s a very competitive market and often the most sought after people spent little to no time searching for their next opportunity. By automating interview scheduling, a seemingly simple slice of the the talent acquisition departments responsibilities, we’re able to help reduce overall time to hire up to 50% while helping talent teams focus on their candidates, not administrative tasks. This is giving companies a decisive advantage when it comes to finding top talent and being able to get them on board faster.
How long have you worked at RocketSpace?
Jasper: I’ve been at RocketSpace for a little over a year.
What kind of office/desk setup do you have?
Jasper: We have dedicated desks (we changed to the 14th floor to sit with some of our batch mates from Alchemist Accelerator and love it.)
Have you recently upsized or downsized? If so, why?
Jasper: We started with three desks and now we have 12. Working at RocketSpace has helped us focus on our core business while providing us the flexibility to expand from a core group of founders to the team we have today. Prior to working at Rocketspace, we spent a large time managing administrative tasks such as finding space to grow, office administration, IT, and building security. All of this is taken care of by Rocketspace allowing us focus on our business.
What's your favorite part about working at the tech campus?
Jasper: The best part is feeling the energy of startups around you as they struggle and succeed. We’ve met so many great founders and early employees who are working hard to build their dream.
How has RocketSpace helped you grow?
Jasper: I can’t stop talking about RocketSpace because of how much the entire team goes well beyond their job descriptions to make sure that you are connected to the right people, businesses, customers, and investors. I feel like our startup has 20 extra teammates that are constantly on the look-out to connect us to the right resources. The team made some awesome connections to investors and helped us back-channel. The team also provided feedback on the product, as well as advice and mentorship in a few different areas, including sales and business development.
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