Airbnb: Recruitment Transformation


In 2011, Joe Gebbia, Airbnb Co-Founder began to feel uneasy about the company’s HR blindspots as they grew from 50 employees, to 500. Job interviews didn’t happen on schedule, recruiting was unorganised, strong candidates were left in limbo – essentially they had lost hold of their candidate experience, and only 50% of candidates who were offered positions said yes. So the company embarked on a recruitment transformation, and now they have an 80-90% acceptance rate and regularly receive 100 times the applicants to job ratio.

Jill Riopelle, Airbnb’s Head of Recruiting, talks about how they re-wrote the playbook in this Presentation and Slideshare

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