What do people think of Searchlight?
Searchlight helps us understand candidates much better than we could during our interview process. Because Searchlight knows what questions to ask of former colleagues, you can get an understanding of what its like working with a candidate very quickly. Searchlight does all the hard work of figuring out what we should be asking references and giving us a consistent rubric to evaluate candidates on. If not for Searchlight, our reference checking process would be ad hoc and prone to mistakes or missed opportunities. The app is super easy to use for the employer as well as candidates. Candidates are impressed that we use Searchlight because it shows them that we're making an effort to get to know them. I strongly recommend using Searchlight as part of a recruiting process and using it early in your candidate pipeline. Getting to know candidates through the eyes of their former colleagues is insanely powerful.
We’ve made 100% of our hires with Searchlight and it’s become a critical part of the hiring process. On average we get 5 references from the candidates direct manager and peers -> this information is super valuable both to (1) to find outstanding candidates who you otherwise wouldn’t interview based on just a resume and also to (2) reject candidates who look otherwise loo good on paper.
I was an early Searchlight customer when I was a VP at Nabis Distribution. The product helped my recruiting function tremendously, and I enjoyed doing business with the Searchlight team. Will definitely work with them again!
I use Searchlight all the time in my hiring process now - either to work out whether to phone interview an applicant, or to get more info on them pre 2nd interview Before Searchlight, I only reference checked candidates right at the end of the hiring process as a final check gate. With Searchlight, now I’m getting way more peer-reviewed info on candidates way sooner, and I can use this info to decide whether to proceed candidates in the hiring process