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Recruitment Startup of the Year Nominee: GoodTime

Does your recruitment process always grind to a halt when it comes to the interview stage? can help you reorganize your interview process and turn it into a well-oiled machine.

Meet the companies vying for the title of Recruiting Startup Of The Year (RSOTY) at Hiring Success 18, in San Francisco, March 12-14. Register here!  Your vote determines which six are flying to California to pitch their ideas to 1000+ Talent Acquisition leaders and puts them in the running for the grand prize.

One of these six will be selected by a group of C-Suite experts and industry analysts for the ultimate prize of a Gold Sponsorship to Hiring Success 19, worth $10,000, which includes a branded booth and dedicated demo-room for potential customers to interact with their product.

The CEO of, Ahryun Moon, took some time with SmartRecruiters to further flesh out the concept behind her startup, as well as tell us where it all began.

What’s your company’s elevator pitch? is the industry’s first Talent Operations Platform that provides intelligent interview scheduling, interviewer training and rich metrics around the interview process. At GoodTime we believe that the hiring process can be truly scalable if the interview process works like a well-oiled machine. GoodTime has brought some of the most innovative talent operations products that are currently being used by the world’s top brands.

What gave you the idea for your startup?

Is there a particular experience you could point to? was inspired by a full-cycle recruiter at a local startup in San Francisco. Over a coffee meeting we learned that she spends more than 50% of her day scheduling and rescheduling interviews instead of more strategic recruiting tasks. It boggled our minds as to how hard scheduling can really be. When we investigated further and our CEO worked as a recruiting coordinator to understand the pain points, we finally grasped the intricacy of the problem and the severity of the pain points. Our initial proof of concept was lauded by the first recruiting team we launched GoodTime at. Then the product gained popularity naturally. Now we help schedule thousands of interviews per month.

Of all industries to tackle, why recruiting?

GoodTime is revolutionizing how scheduling is done in a business setting. Interview scheduling is one of the most intricate scheduling scenarios as it is highly mission-critical and involves multiple stakeholders. It poses the greatest and most rewarding challenge as GoodTime brings more innovation to the scheduling market.  

How do you envision your idea changing the talent acquisition landscape?

GoodTime will bring much-needed innovation to Talent Operations, which is an emerging field of talent acquisition. With GoodTime’s technology, recruiting teams will be able to build a highly scalable interview process and spend less time on administrative tasks.

What does ‘hiring success’ mean to you?

If everyone that participates in the interview process can confidently answer YES to the following question, we know we are hiring successfully. “Is the new hire better than me? Is there something I can learn from the new hire?”

What is your favorite interview question and why?

“What kind of advice would you give to your current manager to help them grow into a better manager?”

What’s the role of technology in hiring?

Technology will free recruiters from repetitive tasks so they can focus on relationships and highly strategic work.


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