Founded in London in 1986, Framestore is a visual effects and computer animation studio with just under 3,000 employees across Europe, North America, and Asia. Since their inception, the Framestore team has been consistently growing and hiring to support that expansion. Because of the project-based nature of their film, tv, and commercial work, they often need a regular flow of candidates and the positions, like visual effects artist, can be quite niche and highly competitive to hire.
Working within this small talent market, Framestore’s recruiting team is focused on building long-term relationships with candidates. Since their team is distributed across 3 continents, it’s critical that recruiters can quickly understand what stage every candidate is at and take an agile, efficient approach to moving them through the process.
Framestore’s legacy recruiting solution was beginning to slow the team down. It was time consuming for recruiters, who had to switch back and forth between tools, regularly double-entering data or having to repeat tasks. Additionally, hiring managers didn’t like or use it, which led to unnecessary manual workarounds for recruiters.
After moving their business to G Suite, Framestore heard about Hire and loved the idea of embedding their recruiting solution within their other business tools. “It just seemed so logical,” says Amy Smith, Head of Talent at Framestore. “It got rid of the need for a second sign-on and provided hiring managers with a familiar way of working. It just made sense.”
In early January 2019, Framestore made the switch to Hire for their entire global business. “Working with the Google team has been amazing. They are very communicative, willing to help, and interested in solving our problems for us. The Google team made the whole process of switching systems quite joyful,” notes Amy.
Engaging hiring managers with a solution they love to use
Since switching to Hire, Framestore has seen a massive increase in hiring manager involvement in the recruiting process. “We’ve seen a 50% uplift in hiring manager engagement since moving to Hire. All over the business, loads of people who never even touched our legacy solution are in there and engaged,” states Amy.
Amy attributes much of this increased engagement to the intuitive nature of Hire, as it required no training for hiring managers to jump in and begin using the tool. “For anyone familiar with a Google product, Hire is so familiar, so intuitive, and so easy to use. People that have never logged into an ATS can get up and running with no training. In fact, we actually didn’t do any training with hiring managers. They just intuitively figured it out and were off running instantly.”