Raising the Bar
Started by founders from MIT, Klaviyo is propelling hundreds of enterprise customers into the modern age of e-commerce marketing.
At 150 people and growing... fast! Klaviyo has more than doubled its year over year growth while maintaining an unusually high bar for quality talent.
“We have a really high bar for hiring here at Klaviyo. Not as many people make it to even an on-site here. We take a really holistic approach to how we evaluate candidates. We’re looking at culture fit, technical fit, and are they able to come in and elevate our team.” - Misael Abreu, Technical Recruiter at Klaviyo
Boston is a mecca for high growth startups. Sharing the talent pool with companies like Salsify, EzCater, and Toast is no easy feat. Not to mention competing with the likes of Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offices. There's a lot of companies reaching for the same talent right in Klaviyo's backyard.
What’s even harder is hiring quality people, fast.
Removing the Busywork in Referrals
With a focus on their referral program and making great hires, Klaviyo's talent team is able to move the strong candidates along their recruiting pipeline quicker, saving them on hiring time.
Klaviyo is all about automating busywork and using cutting-edge technology to streamline internal processes. In a world where speed counts, the cost of an unfilled position is incredibly high.
Like many companies, Klaviyo has an employee referral program - they offer a monetary referral reward and an entry into a giant end-of-year raffle.
Some of the challenges in Klaviyo’s referral program include: manual data entry into the ATS, referrals slipping through the cracks, simply not enough referrals, and not fast enough
“Before Drafted we had an email alias set up that was firstname.lastname@example.org and we would ask people to send it there because we had a previous ATS that was just not good. So it was just the easiest way to have them send emails, but the big problem with that was no one would remember what the email was.” - Matthew Podolski, Technical Recruiting Lead at Klaviyo