- Industry: Environmental
- Company type: Small Business
- No. of Employees: 1-20
- Website: https://www.green2sustain.gr/
- Outdated & lengthy hiring processes
- Pen & Paper Assessments
- Lack of HR function
- 8 hrs spent in CV Screening
- 2 hrs for CV screening
- Shorter interviews
- Better quality of hires
- Stronger employer brand
- Improved candidate experience
Green2Sustain is active in the field of environmental and sustainability services, with an emphasis on tourism and urban development. The company is currently experiencing a period of growth, and in order to sustain it; a long-term people strategy is required to facilitate the scaling up phase of the business.
The goal of Green2Sustain is to increase the number of employees by 2-3 new hires in the immediate future in order to keep up with the increased
demand of their services.
Due to the company’s rapid development and sudden (but necessary) change of plans: such as acquiring new large-scale projects, there is an immediate need and challenge of keeping up with the pace of growth.
This challenge was further compounded by the absence of a formal HR department which could alleviate the operational capacity of the remaining team.
Green2Sustain first applied Owiwi’s gamified preemployment tool into their hiring processes in 2018. Sourcing hundreds of applications manually and lacking hiring experience, George M. Tentes, the Owner and CEO of
Green2Sustain saw the opportunity to leverage the selfservice hiring platform of Owiwi to optimize their hiring strategy.
“ Until I got to know your product, I was spending my
time using Excel and had an impression that the HR
function can not be standardized, due to the human
factor and emotional intelligence”.
“We experienced initial success with Owiwi interviews
and were able to take our hiring process to another
level, that allowed us to concentrate on other
strategically important matters. Owiwi tool offers a
complete solution and I believe there is no other tool
like that in the market right now”.
George M. Tentes – Owner and CEO.
He also added that besides saving time screening CV’s, he also managed to decrease the length of interviews as he had greater insights into the applicants; expediting the whole process. The platform allowed him to consider only the best candidates based on cultural and job role fit. Most importantly the quality of hires improved dramatically because the candidates were exactly as they expected them to be.
OWIWI REPLACES TRADITIONAL CANDIDATE ASSESSMENTS
Prior to Owiwi, Green2Sustain’s recruiting process included the traditional methods of assessment with numerous questions, conducted by an interviewer. The process was excessively lengthy and biased. With the use of Owiwi’s gamified pre-employment assessments, Green2Sustain transformed its hiring process into a fast and efficient hiring model. The platform uses its database creating norms for different positions, providing bias free hiring solution. In addition to that, George applauded the the user-friendliness of the platform,
“For example, that I can find a candidate by typing
only his first 3 letters of his name makes me very
OWIWI ENHANCES EMPLOYER BRAND THROUGH POSITIVE
With the Owiwi pre-employment tool Green2Sustain was able not only to shorten their hiring period, but also strengthen their employer brand. The feedback they were receiving from the candidates showed that the candidate experience had improved.
“We received a very good feedback. Candidates who
expressed their opinions said it was very nice, very
interesting, genuine and representative”
Summing up, the transformation brought by Owiwi resulted with shorter hiring period, reduced scanning hours, better quality candidates and hires, better candidate experience, improved employer brand.