Editor’s note: As of March 2020, Seen by Indeed is part of Indeed Hire, our full-service recruiting solution.

Finding world-class engineering talent is a struggle for many companies in today’s competitive job market. It’s even harder when you are a Silicon Valley-based startup competing with companies like Google and Facebook for software developers, engineers and other tech hires.

For LiveAction, a network performance management company based in Palo Alto, CA, hiring top technical talent in a market with many big-name companies was extremely difficult. Acknowledging these challenges, LiveAction partnered with Seen by Indeed (previously Indeed Prime) to find high-quality tech professionals, recruit quickly and scale the organization to meet their business needs.

“Seen provides exclusive access for me and my team to search for top tech talent. We can set up filters, read detailed tech talent profiles — which includes more helpful information that the others don’t provide — we see candidate motivators, preferred salary, career aspirations, links to projects, coding assessment scores and the list goes on.” - Cleo Valeroso, Director of Human Resources

Recruiting software and engineering talent is harder than it’s ever been. Indeed recently surveyed over 1,000 tech hiring managers and recruiters to understand how the tech talent shortage is impacting their businesses. Almost 9 in 10 respondents (86%) said they find it challenging to find and hire technical talent, with over a third (36%) saying they find it “very” challenging.

LiveAction is an example of one company that was struggling to fill business-critical engineering roles. With their normal time-to-fill around five weeks for tech roles, they struggled to meet the demands of the business and placed undue pressure on their employees. LiveAction is not alone in facing these challenges, many companies are desperate to find engineering talent and often hire candidates that don’t meet the requirements of the job description.

In fact, 53% of our survey respondents admitted to hiring someone unqualified for a position out of desperation. However, for companies like LiveAction, Seen offers a solution to the hiring challenges that plague the tech industry.

How Seen by Indeed works

With Seen, LiveAction had exclusive access to newly vetted, change-ready tech professionals every week. Only the top 5% of tech candidates who participate in the rigorous coding assessments and talent reviews are invited to create Seen profiles.

LiveAction’ was able to set up specific filters to narrow their search and access detailed tech profiles. They could also identify candidate motivators: Preferred salary, career aspirations, links to projects, coding assessment scores and other factors to find the perfect job seeker.

Seen enabled two-way communication between LiveAction’s Director of HR and candidates on the Seen Marketplace with a 90% candidate response rate and 60% “interested” candidate acceptance rate. These change-ready technical talent are invited to the marketplace for private communication with employers using the platform.

"Before Seen, the recruiters that called me - I knew they were shooting in the dark. They didn’t review my profile or capabilities and I didn't think there was mutual interest. I think with Seen there is a good fit between the candidate and the company." - Inna Ben Soussan, Software Engineer

At Indeed we understand the pain associated with recruiting tech talent. LiveAction addressed and solved this hiring challenge by partnering with Seen by Indeed. Seen is an exclusive platform that pairs companies large and small with the finest technical talent across the country. Updated weekly with change-ready talent, vetted by performance testing and talent acquisition professionals — Seen helps companies hire the best tech professionals.