From 15 to 125+ employees within three years

Ampler Bikes is an e-bike company with a mission to offer emotive zero-emission commuting for everyone.

Ampler Bikes

35+

Candidates hired

E-mobility

Industry

Company story

Founded in 2014, Ampler Bikes started off as a fun side project when three founders came together to experiment with building an e-bike in their home garage.

Over the years, Ampler Bikes has grown from a small bike start-up into a committed e-bike company with a large international team and showrooms in Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Zurich and Tallinn.

The company’s lightweight e-bike models have won multiple awards and are being used every day by over 10,000 happy riders all over Europe.

125+

Company size

amplerbikes.com

Website

The Challenge

High volume hiring and expanding into new markets

The main challenge of this project was finding the right people for Ampler during the e-mobility market boom. At the start of our partnership, Ampler was looking to grow rapidly and eager to move into new markets across Europe where competition was fierce.

Evelin Andrespok
Head of People and Culture at Ampler Bikes

“We asked for TalentHub’s help, because we were busy growing our business and didn’t have enough time to spend on finding new people. We had previously hired on our own and had made good choices, but scaling the business needed more helping hands. We had strong personal connections with TalentHub team members, so we trusted they know our values and mission and can help us find the right people.”

The Process

The project has seen our recruitment partners Marleen and Teele take the role of an internal recruitment partner at Ampler Bikes.

Throughout the recruitment project, we have worked together with the founders of Ampler, their head of people and culture, as well as other team leaders.

From the Ampler team, we have received input about the roles and types of people that they need. Once we have understood the job spec and mapped out the candidate profile, we’ve moved on to headhunting candidates from various channels.

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The types of roles we have hired for Ampler have varied significantly, from showroom and service station managers to full-stack developers. However, our focus has always been on sourcing talent from local markets, whether it be from Estonia, Germany, Switzerland, or the Netherlands.

When hunting down talent, it has been important for us to identify candidates that fit Ampler’s values and culture. Ever since Ampler started, one of its main values has been to be an eco-friendly company. So, in addition to the right skills and experience, our candidates needed to be passionate about sustainability and e-mobility as well.

We assessed the values of our candidates and their motivation to work at Ampler during screenings.

Together, we have been able to successfully fill key roles, including:

  • Head of Warranty and Service
  • Showroom and Service Station Manager
  • Master Mechanics
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Full-Stack Developers
  • Front-End Developers
  • Customer Support Representatives
  • SEO Manager
  • Sustainability Manager

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The Results

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Evelin Andrespok
Head of People and Culture at Ampler Bikes
“TalentHub has been a key part in the growth of Ampler’s team. Until the summer of 2021, we didn’t have a full-time in-house recruiter, so TalentHub did most of the recruitment for us. The recruiters learned the values and way of working at Ampler and could authentically present that to the candidates. In most years we have doubled our team size, which is a huge accomplishment. I believe we both learned how hiring for a fast growing startup can be hectic and exciting at the same time. Also, together with TalentHub we developed and documented a solid hiring process, which we still use today.”

1. Helped Ampler Bikes to successfully expand into new markets

We helped Ampler Bikes successfully hire their first roles in the Netherlands And Switzerland.

2. Found candidates that were a cultural fit

Taking the role of an internal recruitment partner allowed Marleen to understand the culture and working environment at Ampler Bikes. Thanks to this, we were able to attract candidates that were a perfect fit with the company.

“We were able to find people that weren’t only fit skill-wise, but also had a deep interest towards e-mobility and sustainability.” 

3. Hired for key roles

Among the many roles that Ampler Bikes hired for, we helped hire some of the most key roles such as Showroom and Service Station Managers, Head of Warranty and Service, as well as Sustainability Manager.

4. Established a hiring process

At some point in the project, we did most of the recruitment for Ampler. During this time, we established an efficient hiring process, which is used by the company to this day.

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Reet Kaurit

Co-founder and recruitment partner

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