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August 12, 2020

Harver’s Google Cloud Integration Helped Place Thousands of Americans in Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020 — Pre-employment assessment software company Harver has integrated Powered by Looker to create its embedded analytics offering, Harver Insights. This new product provides Harver customers with live end-to-end data of the full hiring process, enabling automation, faster decision making and increased business agility.

Off the shelf, Harver Insights, comes equipped with a self serving analytics component next to a number of pre-fabricated data dashboards that ingest and classify data from multiple systems throughout the recruitment tech stack. These components cover a wide range of use cases, from instant visibility into what channel the best candidates came from, to instant candidate experience ratings and unconscious bias indicators. Over the past months, Harver Insights has been released to many of Harver’s enterprise customers, assisting them in adjusting to today’s reality.

“Harver, at its core, is a platform that enables digital recruitment transformation, which was already a growing trend in recruiting for years. COVID-19 and the subsequent skyrocketing unemployment rates have accelerated the need for digital transformation almost overnight,” says Barend Raaff, co-founder and CEO at Harver. “Business intelligence is the absolute enabler of this digital transformation. Powered by Looker provides the actionable data insights that allow talent acquisition leaders to maximize efficiency and regain control over their hiring processes during these unprecedented times and into the future.”

One of the companies already using Harver Insights is NexRep, a virtual workforce company that provides high performance customer servicesales and multichannel services to leading consumer brands. With COVID-19 having such a dramatic impact on both the business and employment landscape, the company experienced an unprecedented influx of people coming to them to look for remote work opportunities. With Harver Insights in place NexRep was able to process 1,300 candidates and activate 150 agents in just four days to support COVID-19 testing efforts in the State of New York and make remote work opportunities available to thousands of Americans.

“NexRep relies on data and insights to empower decision making and we could never have handled the volume of candidates that have come to us during COVID-19 without Harver Insights,” said Teddy Liaw, CEO at NexRep. “The actionable insights that Harver provides with Powered by Looker allowed us to assess tens of thousands of candidates within four weeks and deliver the highest quality network of agents in lockstep with client demand.”

Harver is a pre-employment assessment platform for hiring at scale. Hundreds of companies, including McDonalds, Valvoline,, and KPMG use Harver to digitally transform their candidate selection process into an experience recruiters, hiring managers and candidates love. The Harver Insights solution streamlines the entire hiring process by going beyond a candidate’s past education and work experience to give employees a realistic view of each individual’s work ability.

Powered by Looker allows companies to embed data-rich analytics within their own products to deliver critical insights directly to their end customers, providing a new level of value. Looker’s APIs and SDKs provide a library of integrations that allows for rapid prototyping of customization and modular components to quickly drive a better product-market fit and increased engagement. Powered by Looker also provides the ability to build embedded reporting experiences allowing customers to be able to drill down, explore, schedule alerts and ask the next question in a self-serve manner.

“Companies are shifting away from solely viewing data in a dashboard or report to infusing it into day-to-day workflows for making critical business decisions,” said Jamie Davidson, Looker group product manager at Google Cloud. “What Harver Insights has done with Powered by Looker clearly illustrates how transcending traditional BI and creating actionable insights can be majorly impactful for any digital transformation strategy – in recruiting and beyond.”

About Looker

Looker is the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform that’s part of the Google Cloud data and analytics suite. Transcending traditional BI, Looker powers data experiences that deliver actionable business insights at the point of decision and infuses data into products and workflows to allow organizations to extract value from data at web-scale. Over 2000 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. For more information, visit Looker or Google Cloud and connect with us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and YouTube.

About Harver

Harver is a pre-employment assessment platform for hiring at scale. Hundreds of the most innovative companies, including Netflix,, and Heineken use Harver to digitally transform their candidate selection process into an experience recruiters, hiring managers and candidates love. With offices in Amsterdam, NY, and London, Harver is disrupting the recruitment industry and providing companies with an intelligent way to evaluate and automate all aspects of candidate selection, while simultaneously fighting unconscious bias in the process. For more information on Harver, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.

Source: Looker