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Hire Yesterday FAQs

Have questions general about our services and tech? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand how our solutions can benefit your business.

How are you different from other recruitment agencies?

At Yesterday, we leverage and deep industry expertise to deliver highly qualified candidates quickly and efficiently. Our personalised approach ensures that we understand your unique needs and company culture, allowing us to find the best long-term fits for your team. With a focus on transparency, speed, and quality, we provide a recruitment experience that stands out from traditional agencies, driving your business forward with the right talent.

How does your recruitment process work?

Our recruitment process starts with an in-depth consultation to understand your business needs and culture. We then proactively headhunt A-players, focusing on those not actively seeking new roles. After screening candidates against your criteria, we conduct thorough interviews to assess their technical skills and cultural fit. We present a shortlist of the best candidates, assist with offer management, and support the onboarding process. Finally, we provide ongoing support to ensure long-term success and continuous pipeline building for future roles.

What is the difference between Hire Yesterday and YesterdayAI?

Hire Yesterday focuses on end-to-end headhunting and strategic recruitment services, leveraging industry expertise to find top-tier candidates and ensuring a seamless hiring process for businesses.YesterdayAI is the technology arm, developing proprietary AI-driven recruitment tools to streamline and enhance the hiring process. This tech-powered approach allows for faster, more accurate candidate sourcing and data-driven decision-making.Together, Hire Yesterday provides the human touch and personalised service, while YesterdayAI offers innovative technological solutions to make hiring more efficient and effective.

Are you a recruitment agency or a technology company?

We're both! We're a tech-powered recruitment agency, leveraging our software expertise to deliver superior recruitment outcomes. Our dual identity allows us to understand the tech industry deeply and apply cutting-edge solutions to the recruitment process.

How long does the recruitment process typically take?

The duration of the recruitment process can vary depending on the role and specific requirements, but it typically takes about 6-8 weeks. However, thanks to our AI enablement, we can expedite the process to complete within 3-5 weeks. This timeline includes initial consultation, candidate sourcing and headhunting, screening and interviews, shortlisting and presentation, offer management, and onboarding preparation, ensuring a thorough yet efficient process to find the right candidate promptly.

Do you offer any guarantees on your placements?

Yes, we offer a replacement guarantee period for all our placements if the candidate doesn’t pass probation. This guarantee reflects our commitment to finding not just any candidate, but the right candidate for your business.

Can you help with international recruitment?

Yes, we can assist with international recruitment. Our AI-enabled platform and global network of professionals allow us to identify and engage top talent from around the world. We understand the nuances of recruiting across different regions and can tailor our approach to meet your specific needs, ensuring we find the best candidates who fit your requirements and company culture, no matter where they are located.

YesterdayAI FAQs

Have questions about our technology? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand how our YesterdayAI works.

What is YesterdayAI?

YesterdayAI is an innovative recruitment technology platform that leverages artificial intelligence to transform the hiring process. We combine deep expertise in recruitment with cutting-edge AI to help companies find, evaluate, and secure top talent more efficiently and effectively.

How does YesterdayAI work?

Our platform seamlessly integrates AI across three crucial stages: candidate discovery, applicant screening, and pipeline management. By leveraging advanced algorithms, YesterdayAI expands your talent pool, efficiently evaluates applicants based on customised criteria, and streamlines your entire recruitment workflow.

Is YesterdayAI used for all recruitments, or only certain types?

YesterdayAI is used across a wide range of recruitment processes, enhancing candidate screening for various roles. Its AI-driven capabilities efficiently assess resumes and match candidates with job requirements, making it suitable for both general and specialised positions. However, its use is tailored to the specific needs of each recruitment project, ensuring the most effective approach is applied, whether for junior, mid-level, or executive roles.

How do you ensure fairness and avoid bias in your AI-driven processes?

We ensure fairness and avoid bias in our AI-driven processes by regularly auditing our algorithms, using diverse data sets, and incorporating binary decision-making processes. Additionally, we include human oversight at critical points and provide bias training for our team. These practices help maintain an equitable and unbiased recruitment process.

Is YesterdayAI available to test yet?

YesterdayAI is currently in private beta, which means we're in an early testing phase with a limited number of select users. During this stage, different features of our platform are at varying levels of development and refinement. We're actively using our own software in real-world recruitment scenarios to ensure its reliability and to verify that it genuinely drives efficiency in the hiring process. This hands-on approach allows us to fine-tune our tech and user experience before we move to a public beta. Our goal is to deliver a polished, highly effective product when we launch more widely. We're excited about the progress we're making and look forward to opening up access to more users in the future as we approach our public beta phase.

Do you use YesterdayAI for all your recruitment services?

While YesterdayAI is a powerful tool in our recruitment arsenal, we currently implement it selectively based on specific needs rather than across all aspects of our services. The platform supports various parts of the recruitment process, but it's not yet widely integrated into every stage. We're taking a measured approach, carefully evaluating where tools can add the most value and refining its application accordingly. This allows us to ensure that when we do deploy YesterdayAI in a particular area, it genuinely enhances efficiency and outcomes. As we continue to develop and refine the platform, we anticipate expanding its use across more facets of our recruitment services in the future.

Does YesterdayAI integrate with their existing HR systems?

While we currently have an integration with Greenhouse, this feature is not widely available yet. However, our service-based approach allows companies to partner with us to leverage YesterdayAI’s advanced screening and matching capabilities.

Do human recruiters still play a role in the process, or is it all AI-driven?

Human recruiters play a crucial role in our process, complementing our AI-driven platform. YesterdayAI handles the initial stages of candidate sourcing, screening, and matching with efficiency and precision. However, human recruiters conduct in-depth interviews, assess cultural fit, and provide personalised interactions with candidates and clients. This combination of AI and human expertise ensures a thorough, balanced, and effective recruitment process, leveraging the strengths of both technology and human judgment.

How does YesterdayAI improve the candidate experience?

YesterdayAI improves the candidate experience by streamlining the recruitment process and providing timely updates. Automated screening processes allow candidates to move quickly through the initial stages, while personalised interactions with human recruiters ensure candidates feel valued and understood. This combination of technology and human touch results in a smoother, more engaging, and responsive recruitment experience for candidates.

How secure is the data processed by YesterdayAI?

At YesterdayAI, we take data security extremely seriously. We adhere to industry best practices and standards to ensure the utmost protection of all data processed by our platform. This includes implementing robust encryption protocols, regular security audits, and stringent access controls. It's important to note that the data processed by YesterdayAI is used solely for the purpose of providing our recruitment services. We do not use this data for training our AI models or for any other purposes outside of the specific recruitment tasks requested by our clients. Our commitment is to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of your data while delivering efficient, AI-powered recruitment solutions.

Recruitment services FAQs

Have questions about our recruitment services? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand how our recruitment services can benefit your business.

What makes Yesterday's recruitment solutions unique?

Our blend of industry expertise, technology, and personalised service sets us apart. We're not just recruiters; we're industry insiders with hands-on experience in the sectors we serve.

How do you balance technology and human expertise in your recruitment process?

We use AI to enhance, not replace, human decision-making. Our technology streamlines processes, while our experts provide nuanced understanding and personal touch.

Can you customise your recruitment solutions for our specific needs?

Absolutely. We tailor our approach based on your company size, industry, and specific hiring challenges. Our solutions can scale from individual placements to full-scale team building.

What is the typical timeframe for filling a position through Yesterday?

Timeframes vary based on role complexity and market conditions. We pride ourselves on efficiency and can often shortlist candidates within 2-3 weeks for most positions.

How do you source candidates?

We use a multi-pronged approach: AI-powered searching, our extensive network, targeted headhunting, and passive candidate engagement. 

How do you ensure candidate quality and fit?

We use a combination of skills assessment, behavioural interviewing, and cultural fit evaluation. Our AI helps identify potential matches, but final decisions always involve human expertise.

Do you offer any guarantees on your placements?

Yes, we offer a replacement guarantee period for all our placements if the candidate doesn’t pass probation.

Can you handle high-volume or urgent hiring needs?

Yes, our scalable processes allow us to manage everything from single critical hires to large-scale team building. We can rapidly deploy resources for urgent hiring needs.

What support do you provide post-placement?

We offer onboarding support and regular check-ins to ensure smooth transitions. Our relationship doesn't end at placement; we're invested in long-term hiring success.

How do you handle confidential or sensitive searches?

We have strict confidentiality protocols in place for all searches. For highly sensitive roles, we can implement additional measures like codenames and limited team access.

Can you assist with employer branding and job description optimisation?

Yes, we offer guidance on crafting compelling job descriptions and enhancing your employer brand to attract top talent.

Team strategy FAQs

Have questions about our team strategy services? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand how our team strategy solutions can benefit your business. If you don’t find your answer here, feel free to reach out to us directly.

How can your team strategy services benefit my business?

Our team strategy services help you align your team’s performance with your business goals, improving efficiency, productivity, and overall growth. By strategically planning your workforce needs and integrating AI solutions, you can avoid disruptions and stay ahead of the competition.

What kind of results can I expect from these services?

You can expect to see improvements in team efficiency, reduced operational costs, and a more strategic approach to hiring and workforce management. Our services are designed to deliver tangible results that support your long-term business objectives.

What makes your team strategy services different from others?

Our approach is highly customised and forward-thinking, focusing on the future of work. We help you get more out of your team by strategically integrating AI, considering technological shifts and competitive activities. We ensure you're not only optimised for today but also prepared for tomorrow's challenges and opportunities.

How do you help improve my team’s efficiency?

Our Workforce Optimisation service identifies key areas where AI can be integrated into your current operations, streamlining processes and boosting overall team efficiency. We provide tailored recommendations and support implementation to ensure you see tangible results.

What's included in your Strategic Workforce Planning service?

Our Strategic Workforce Planning service includes a comprehensive analysis of your business goals, competitive landscape, and future needs. We create a customised hiring roadmap that ensures you have the right talent in place to achieve long-term success and avoid disruption.

Can AI really make a difference in my team’s performance?

Yes, but not all AI solutions provide the same benefits. Our expertise lies in identifying where AI can be effectively integrated into your business based on your unique needs and current team dynamics. We develop a strategy to drive real value, enhancing efficiency and boosting output where it matters most.

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