Be taught why persons are on the coronary heart of our Expertise Acquisition Workforce

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Expertise Acquisition (TA), in its easiest phrases, is the identify given to the function of attracting and hiring new workers. But, it entails much more than being an interview accomplice.

In our TA staff, we concentrate on a individuals first hiring strategy. This implies we contemplate not solely the talents that somebody has, but in addition them as an individual that has a singular story, traits and wishes. This performs a component into why our staff love their roles – listed here are some insights:


Having the ability to meet individuals from all around the world, from totally different walks of life and to take heed to their tales may be very inspiring. I like with the ability to join with individuals and to make the method of getting their dream job fulfilling, stress free and interesting.



For me, Expertise Acquisition is rather a lot about establishing relationships. It’s about attending to know candidates as an individual and actually making a match that may finally profit each their profession and the corporate’s growth. Considered one of my favourite components in TA is getting to speak with quite a lot of individuals every day, and studying about their background and their pursuits. I additionally actually take pleasure in talking with them one-two-three months into the job, and discovering out they’re nonetheless actually having fun with it. It’s actually rewarding to see that they love their new profession path. I feel TA made me extra understanding of individuals and their conditions.



“It’s nice to get to know individuals from all around the world, and I find yourself studying one thing new from each candidate, which is fascinating. TA isn’t just concerning the firm, but in addition concerning the individuals – what strikes them, how they’ll contribute and develop themselves. It’s very fulfilling to see that somebody you employed is doing properly at their function and having fun with working at Runtastic, it reveals that it was the precise match.


Our love for individuals and serving to others is what retains us going, even on busy days. We see an individual behind every software, even once we acquired round 2500 purposes and held over 300 interviews final yr! 

We attempt for nice candidate expertise

The variety of purposes could also be excessive, however so is our need to offer an incredible candidate expertise!

It’s outlined as the sensation of the candidate when shifting by the hiring means of an organization. It begins for the time being they arrive throughout the job advert and extends to their final step within the course of, be it a rejection message or a suggestion to hitch the staff.

Between these two factors there are lots of variables that may affect the candidate expertise: how the interviews are arrange, how the communication is dealt with and the way the touchpoints with the professionals are, simply to call a couple of.

In a manner, these are the “enterprise card” of the corporate and so they give a primary impression about how the group runs and what it’s wish to work there.

At Runtastic, we attempt to offer an excellent candidate expertise that displays our values and we’re continuously contemplating new practices on methods to be even higher.

Permitting time to get to know candidates on a private stage within the interviews, use of inclusive language, well timed communication – we attempt to get again to candidates inside per week – and clear suggestions are a number of the measures now we have in place to attain that.

We all the time present personalised and particular suggestions when somebody doesn’t make it additional within the course of, whatever the stage they’re in. All of us have regarded for a task sooner or later, and we all know how irritating it’s not to get a solution after investing a lot effort and time within the software or in an interview.

By reasoning our determination, we give candidates our perspective on which factors they might have accomplished higher and, due to this fact, the prospect to work on these for the following software – be it at Runtastic or anyplace else!

As talked about, we meet lots of totally different individuals, who’ve totally different gender identities, totally different (skilled) experiences, totally different sexual orientations, are totally different ages, the checklist goes on! Everyone seems to be totally different and it’s these variations that make us distinctive and useful.

Because of this DEI (Variety, Fairness and Inclusion) practices are essential in our day after day work; we wish everybody to deliver their true self to interviews and really feel comfy in doing so. On high of this, we need to guarantee each candidate is handled equally and pretty, with minimized bias in our processes.

At Runtastic, we observe a holistic DEI strategy, which entails that TA is a predominant pillar of our DEI technique, so this subject is given lots of significance in our decision-making course of.

An instance of what now we have carried out are structured interview assessments to make sure an goal analysis of every (inside or exterior) candidate, creation of a guidebook for our Hiring Managers so all concerned in interviews are skilled and properly ready for an inclusive interview in addition to upping our knowledge recreation to make sure we’re reaching our TA DEI objectives, similar to an elevated variety of our candidate pool. In all of this, we’re additionally intently collaborating with our Inclusion Brokers, staff members with no background in TA that herald a special perspective and assist us drive the subject ahead.

In hiring, it’s naturally vital that the candidate is a match for the corporate by way of values alignment and technical abilities. Nonetheless, it’s additionally very important that the corporate is a match for the candidate. If these expectations are mismatched, it’s doubtless that the particular person gained’t be capable of carry out to their full potential and that their stint gained’t be too lengthy.

We attempt to make sure match for each side in the course of the course of, giving candidates the chance to ask questions at any time in the course of the interviews or asynchronously through e-mail. And, over the last spherical of chats we give candidates the choice to return to Austria to fulfill the staff, or have a digital chat with them. This manner, the candidate can know who they might be working with, get genuine insights into what it’s wish to be a Runtastic, and determine if that matches their expectations.

“The perfect a part of the method was attending to know my new colleagues in an extended name. I loved assembly the entire staff and chatting with them”, mentioned Jacqueline, who was employed in 2022 as a Social Media Advertising Strategist.

“What I actually appreciated is that you simply get to speak about your private aspect, not solely about your skilled aspect. It was good, since you get a greater feeling for the opposite particular person”, she added.

“Future steps within the hiring course of had been very properly communicated, and deadlines had been clear. There was no ready for this one e mail, it was all the time on time and also you all the time bought a solution and suggestions.”

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