Hitwicket goes beyond traditional recruitment process to adopt a new one
This Campus Placement Season, going beyond the traditional interview and test processes, Hitwicket adopts an all-new recruitment drive. An Esports Tournament is being conducted by Hitwicket to hire fresh recruits for its various job openings. Friday, December 4th is the deadline and interested candidates can register till then.
The various roles for which the candidates are applying here are required to download and play Hitwicket’s latest mobile gaming app ‘Hitwicket Superstars’. Earlier this year, this gaming app won the Prime Minister’s AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Award.
Evaluation of the candidates will be done on the basis of the progress they make in-game, similar to an Esports tournament. This will be followed by an MCQ test. A unique ID will be generated for every user playing the game and that is how each applicant’s progress shall be tracked. In terms of in-game progress, top 10 candidates will be selected and they will be allowed to skip the written round for a personal interview. The rest will be evaluated on in-game progress as well as written round scores.
“Our focus has been to hire for character, and train for skills. While objective tests are a fine indicator of convergent thinking, well-rounded recruitment steps look for a divergent thought-process essential for success in product-related roles. In a world of one-dimensional written tests that decide an applicant’s fate based on a number, holistic recruitment drives that flesh out the best in an individual is the way to go”, says Kashyap Reddy, Co-founder, Hitwicket.
Once the recruited candidates are in; they shall primarily be tasked to work on ‘Hitwicket Superstars’. For a real connection, this is crucial between a prospective recruit and the product to be established.