Claudia Bolliger-Winkler, Co-founder and CEO
Companies in Switzerland invest a lot of time and money to find qualified staff. As the recruitment market is vast, with many specialized agencies for different industries, Claudia Bolliger-Winkler, co-founder and CEO of Lionstep, talks about how her firm is digitizing the recruitment landscape. In an exclusive interview with HR Tech Outlook, she sheds light on how the company mediates domestic talents and those abroad, focusing on marketing, finance, and insurance, software, and management positions.
Tell us about the story behind Lionstep’s inception.
Lionstep was founded in 2016 with a firm focus on digitizing the recruiting landscape. After several months of consulting work for large international companies, Lionstep’s core team developed a very talent-centric active-sourcing tool within 2017. A high degree of digitization, the latest data analytics technologies, transparent and straightforward processes combined with global consulting excellence will set new recruiting standards. Currently, Lionstep helps companies identify, seek, and hire new people through a unique combination of artificial intelligence and human interaction. Always committed to creating the best candidate-experience, our experts are responsible for hundreds of new employee-employer relationships. Today, Lionstep has gained a foothold in the Spanish, Swiss, and German markets. Over 600 Companies such as Telefonica, Adidas, Mobiliar, and several Start-Ups and Spin-Offs use our novel platform.They also benefit from our talent pool, which is growing by 12,000 people every month and now includes more than 300,000 candidates.
In light of your experience, could you tell us about your clients’ current recruitment space challenges?
As companies worldwide allocate budgets for the year ahead, HR departments are combing through a plethora of solutions to find “the platform” that best meets their organizations’ needs. However, they may encounter pushback while looking for HR management software that’s scalable – as whenever a business is launched, it’s hard to know what direction or form it will take. Every giant corporation started small. Therefore, a technology that cannot adapt to this change won’t help your business. Especially HR departments of small and medium-sized companies face the problem of not having the necessary know-how. We have it, and with the latest technology we can find the best candidates, suitable for the respective company size.
What are the strategies employed by Lionstep to counter these challenges, and how does Lionstep infuse those strategies into its solutions?
Thanks to the digitized processes, we can offer our clients an excellent and fast service. Client and candidate facing online-applications ensure full transparency and efficient processes.