Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, GSN Games is a global mobile gaming company with over 450 employees spread across 11 offices in 6 countries. To compete in the crowded gaming market, GSN Games is continually focused on bringing in the best talent to help differentiate their products.
The growing team is consistently recruiting for highly competitive roles, such as engineering and creative positions, so providing an engaging, streamlined experience for recruiters and candidates is critical. “Our previous ATS was not very intuitive. It had a clunky user experience with lots of unnecessary clicking and ultimately wasted time for our team,” notes Travis Clarke, Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition at GSN Games. “And from the candidate perspective, the application process was cumbersome and rather redundant, requiring them to manually enter all their information.”
As GSN Games began to assess different options, they were focused on finding a cleaner recruiting solution that could provide a better candidate experience while also integrating with their larger organizational workflows. “We demoed 3 or 4 ATS options, and I certainly thought Hire was the most intuitive and easy to use. It offers considerable time savings for recruiters, integrates seamlessly with G Suite, and the pricing was great as well,” notes Travis.
The GSN Games team decided to move to Hire in January 2019 and quickly implemented the system across their global business. “It was very quick. From deciding to implement Hire to having all our data migrated took less than 3 weeks,” recalls Travis. “The partnership with Google has been great. They’re super helpful with all our questions and always quick to respond.”
Impressing candidates with an enhanced careers site
In transitioning their ATS, one of the primary goals for GSN Games was to improve the candidate experience on their careers site to better compete for top talent. Since switching to Hire, they have seen a significant rise in the number of qualified direct applicants on their site, which has ultimately resulted in more hires from these applicants. Hires that originated as direct applicants previously made up 25% of their total hires, and they now make up 46%.