Redis Labs, an open source cloud database infrastructure provider and Gartner Cool Vendor, had big growth plans. Several years ago, the company didn’t have an HR department. Enter Adi Stern, initially hired to run everything on the human resources front. However, she didn’t have a recruiting platform to support the anticipated growth so she evaluated vendors like Jobvite, The Resumator and Comeet.
After carefully evaluating a number of platforms, she decided on Comeet, as it best met her current and future needs. Comeet’s applicant tracking system helped her manage Redis Labs’ recruiting surge. Headcount jumped 40% in her first six months and doubled by the end of the year. Since then, Comeet has helped her grow the company’s workforce to 400 employees.
Comeet’s ease of use is basically off the charts.”
– Adi Stern, HR Manager, Redis Labs
Supporting Growth with Limited Resources
Within a year of its founding, Redis Labs had already made CRN’s list of 10 hot tech startups. The recognition was prophetic. Hosting cloud versions of the popular Redis and Memcached open source databases, Redis Labs became “one of the leading players in the enterprise-grade Redis space” (Cloud Computing Today).
Accolades have continued to pile up as the number of paying customers has grown past 7,000, including five Fortune 10 companies three of the four credit card issuers, three of the top five communication companies, three of the top five healthcare companies, six of the top eight technology companies, and four of the top seven retailers.
Finding the Right ATS to Support A High Growth Environment
Adi Stern, an experienced startup recruiter with a decade of experience building teams in various IT sectors, joined the company to build Redis Labs’ HR department from scratch. For her first year, she remained a department of one – handling all HR and recruiting functions for the Tel Aviv HQ and Mountain View, CA sales and marketing office.
After hiring 20 new employees in her first 10 months, she continued to bring on more talent to help fuel the company’s rapid growth. Over the last years, now as VP Human Resource, she and her group have grown the Redis Labs team to 400 professionals. Comeet’s collaborative recruiting platform makes it all possible.
As recruitment manager for a number of high-growth companies prior to joining Redis Labs, Stern was very familiar with applicant tracking systems, and had hands-on experience with several recruiting software vendors.
One of her first tasks upon arrival was benchmarking Comeet, Jobvite, Jazz (formerly The Resumator), and several other vendors. After an in-depth evaluation period, Stern concluded that Comeet was the right recruiting and hiring platform for the company.
I decided to go with Comeet. I thought the other systems were too heavy and would require a fair amount of user training. In contrast, I found Comeet very friendly and intuitive and really easy to navigate. The positives were just too great to ignore.”
Ease of Use Tops ATS Selection Criteria
One characteristic (evidenced by Comeet’s being recognized by review site Capterra as 5-star, ‘Best Ease of Use’ for ATS) topped Stern’s selection criteria.
Ease of use was and remains number one. The User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) are both very good. I really like how Comeet has created an easy way to organize hiring workflows to identify and hire the right person. Though it wasn’t at the top of my list, customer support has also been superb.”
Automating Processes to Power Growth
With Comeet providing structure and automating so many of her administrative tasks, Stern can focus on talent identification and acquisition. She’s filled openings across the company’s org chart: from engineering and R&D, to sales and marketing.
I use Comeet every day for everything. I manage our entire recruiting process, starting with filtering CVs and sending the better ones to the hiring manager. Comeet automates so many manual tasks such as contacting candidates, and scheduling interviews. There are a lot of nice, thoughtful features like automatically grabbing candidate photos from external sources, such as social media accounts.”
The Shortest Learning Curve in the HR Tech World
One of Stern’s biggest surprises has been the absence of any problems on-boarding new users. In fact, with Comeet, getting new users up and running takes only minutes. It’s been painless.
It takes about 5 minutes for new users to become comfortable. Seriously. The training curve with other recruiting software is so much higher. In the past, I would schedule 30 plus minutes to train a Hiring Manager. Comeet is so much different – I just send an email invite and that’s all. You just add your teammate’s email and he/she starts working.”
The growth trajectory of Redis Labs is aggressive. Adi Stern is going to contribute to its growth by using Comeet to help her hire the kind of talent to ensure company revenues continue its upward trajectory.