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Why do I see a CodeChef badge on certain candidates?
What is a CodeChef badge? CodeChef runs a certification program to assess a test-taker's proficiency in programming using Data Structures and Algorithms in a proctored environment. When a candidate has passed any one of the 3 levels of the CodeChef Certification Exam On Data Structures and Algorithms, we display a badge on his profile that looks something like this - There ar
How is TopHire different than other recruitment portals?
TopHire makes sourcing of elite tech talent fast and painless. We do this by limiting our talent pool to roughly 500 curated candidates at any given point of time taken from the top 2% of tech talent. Other platforms inundate you with thousands of irrelevant or low-quality candidates. We only list the best. Further these 500 candidates are all Fresh Candidates. Candidates are only live on TopHire for a maximum of two weeks. Fresh candidates are more engaged and more likely to convert into
What is TopHire's pricing?
You only pay if you successfully hire a candidate and he/she joins your company. There are no setup fees or monthly fees. On a successful hire you will be billed at 12.5% of the candidate's annual CTC (inclusive of variable, incentives, PF, etc). This fee supports our platform's development costs, our efforts towards curating a marketplace of only elite talent, and providing your company a high level of service. In case the candidate joins but leaves within 3 months we provide a full credit t
What are batches (For Employers)?
Candidates are added to the TopHire marketplace in two-week long "batches". The candidate is only visible to companies during the period that his batch is live. For example if our batch schedule was: Batch 1 - Sep 25 to Oct 8th Batch 2 - Oct 9 to Oct 23rd Any candidate that was approved into Batch 1 would have only been visible to companies from Sep 25th to Oct 8th. This means each individual candidate is only displayed for the two weeks that his batch live. We work in batches to ensure
How do you ensure candidates are high quality?
Our team is comprised of some of the best technical sourcers in India. We know where and what to search for when finding elite tech talent. In addition, our CEO graduated with a Computer Science degree from Cornell University, one of the world's premier engineering institutes. At the previous company he founded, CouponDunia, he hired software engineers who either previously worked at or went on to work at companies such as Facebook Amazon Flipkart LinkedIn Microsoft Swiggy Payt
What is "Indicative CTC" and why must I include it in my interview requests?
Background When employers send an interview request to a candidate they are required to enter a few pieces of information The role The location Indicative CTC Introductory message (optional) What's Indicative CTC? Indicative CTC is an estimate of the CTC that you would be willing to offer the candidate if he/she clears the interview process for the role that you are currently considering for the candidate. How can I estimate CTC before even interviewing the Candidate? Y
What roles can TopHire help me fill?
TopHire focuses on tech hiring. Currently we're connecting India's best tech and product companies with elite software engineers, product managers, engineering managers, and data scientists. We'll also be adding designers to our platform very soon
What are some best practices to successfully hire on TopHire?
Complete Your Company Profile Your company profile allows your company to put your best foot forward with candidates. Make sure to fill in all the details and upload photos of your amazing office or team! Send a Personalized Message With each interview request, you have the opportunity to make a first impression with a personalized message to the candidate. Use that opportunity. Tell the candidate why you're reaching out to him/her. Don't let the candidate feel it's a mass message.
How do you guarantee candidates will respond to interview requests within 72 hours?
On TopHire, employers send interview requests to candidates that they wish to be introduced to. The candidate then has 72 hours to either accept or decline the interview request. If there is no response within 72 hours we send an auto decline on the candidate's behalf. Candidates are extremely motivated to respond within 72 hours because They're only live for two weeks on our platform. In those two weeks they are very engaged and actively reviewing any interview requests they get. Each can
Why should I as an Employer use TopHire?
TopHire makes it fast and easy to build great tech teams. We give companies access to the top 2% of engineers, product managers, data scientists, and designers. Each candidate approved onto TopHire is handpicked and vetted by our team ensuring our clients stop wasting time on bad candidates and only focus on the best. What's more, all our candidates are confirmed to be ready to interview and we keep the platform fresh by replacing our complete database of candidates with new candidates every t
How long is each candidate live for on TopHire?
Every approved candidate is "live" on the TopHire marketplace for a period of two weeks. Being "live" means the candidate is displayed in search results and employers can initiate interview requests with those candidates. Your company's interview process can extend beyond those two weeks. But beyond two weeks the candidate will no longer be shown in search results and employers will not be able to initiate new interview requests with the candidate. We do this to ensure you're always seeing fr
Can I use TopHire in my city (For Employers)?
Currently we're helping employers in the following cities with their tech hiring: Bangalore Delhi NCR (Gurgaon, Delhi, Noida) Mumbai Hyderabad Chennai Pune
How do you ensure candidates are open to new opportunities?
On job portals you often contact candidates that are supposedly "Open" only to get a response back from the supposed candidate that already have accepted an offer or even that they recently joined a new company. This does not happen on TopHire. Every candidate approved onto TopHire is assigned a Talent Advocate. The Talent Advocate personally speaks to the candidate and verifies whether the
What are interview requests (For Employers)?
When you see a candidate that you want to reach out to, you send the candidate an "interview request" to indicate your interest through a click of a button on his profile. You'll be asked to enter some additional information with the interview request. The role (such as "Product Manager") The expected salary An introductory message (optional) Once sent the candidate has 72 hours to either accept or decline your interview request. If the candidate accepts, we introduce you to the candid