Gild Acquires Distill to Help Employers in Easily Scheduling Interview

By CIOReview | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO: Gild, which powers the way companies find and evaluate technical talent, has acquired Distill and its products to help employers quickly and easily schedule, interview and connect with candidates. In combination with Gild’s flagship product Source, customers will now seamlessly be able to discover the software engineers who fit their needs and then screen, and interview candidates from one integrated platform.

“We have long said the hiring process is broken. Gild Source was a giant step forward in terms of identifying the best possible developers for a position based on skill, but it’s still the first step in a complex process. The current process to schedule and conduct an initial screening interview is manual, expensive and an awful experience for the candidate and the interviewer. The acquisition of Distill will allow us to automate all of this and provide a seamless and delightful experience for both the candidate and the interviewer,” said Sheeroy Desai, Co-founder and CEO, Gild.

Distill’s technology addresses two common challenges in creating a truly collaborative recruiting and hiring process – specifically, scheduling and interviewing.

Scheduling interviews is time-consuming and expensive. Distill’s intelligent scheduling technology makes it easy to schedule interviewers with candidates by automatically searching for mutual times in online calendars.  The technology works with Gmail and Outlook. With its scheduling module both the candidate and interviewer can connect online with one click. The platform allows both parties to further interact with a shared text editor, a co-browsing capability and the ability to share files. The entire experience is browser-based so users don’t have to download any software or plug-ins.

“We currently use Gild to help us identify the best developer talent in the industry. With the acquisition of Distill’s interview scheduling and video interviewing technologies, I can now envision Gild really helping their customers reduce costs, save time, enhance their candidate experience and continue to improve their quality of hires,” said Austin Cooke, Vice President of Human Resources and Global Talent Acquisition, Vistaprint.

“Gild’s team of technologists and scientists is focused on using proprietary technology to solve a real problem: how to discover great talent and create an intelligent, collaborative hiring environment across the hiring process, from candidates to recruiters to hiring managers. We feel Distill solves a real problem, and are excited to bring their advanced technology to our customers,” said Luca Bonmassar, Co-founder and Chief Product and Technology Officer, Gild.