Case Study

Kernel Reduces Time to Hire by 35% and Scales Hires by 200% with LeverTRM

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Culver City, CA




Mid Market

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About the Company

Kernel is a biotechnology firm working to improve, evolve and extend human cognition.


In pursuit of the complex and critical mission of building
a non-invasive mind/body/machine interface (MBMI) to improve, evolve and extend human cognition, Kernel needed to recruit highly specialized talent in record speed.

But gathering a team of world-class neuroscientists, physicists, and engineers isn’t exactly the easiest hiring goal. It takes a lot of referrals, recruiters, interviews, and a lot of data, which was increasingly difficult to manage within its current ATS.


Srbouhi Uzunyan, Talent and HR Leader and her team were immediately drawn to Lever’s smooth applicant tracking experience, which allows talent teams to work with the most up-to-date information at their fingertips.

They were especially impressed with Lever’s integration with LinkedIn, which allowed Uzunyan’s team to see which candidates are already in Lever while on LinkedIn Recruiter, saving valuable time in the back and forth or redundant outreach.


Because Kernel works exclusively with highly specialized talent, candidate quality and candidate experience remain the two most important aspects of their recruiting process. Here’s how their partnership with Lever has allowed the Kernel team to deliver on those priorities:

  • 35% REDUCTION in time to hire

  • SCALED HIRES 200% in 2 years

Talent Management is what Lever does best.

Our ability to scale rests on having a very streamlined tracking process. Lever helps us ensure that no candidate is lost in the process.”

Srbouhi Uzunyan,
Talent and HR at Kernel

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