The Sonru Blog: Sonru Client Buzz
Senator George J. Mitchell and Trina Vargo of the US-Ireland Alliance addressed guests gathered at Google’s European headquarters in Dublin to welcome the 2014 Class of Mitchell Scholars to the island. Sonru were delighted to have been invited to attend this prestigious gathering given that Sonru's technology was used by the Mitchell Scholarship in the selection of candidates to bring forward to the semi-final interviews.
According to this morning's Times article entitled 'Video grilled the media star,' graduates can expect to undergo video interviewing as part of their recruitment process. Metashift's Matt Alder stated too that video interviewing is on the rise and predicts that video interviewing within graduate recruitment will become mainstream in the next 18 to 24 months "because it allows companies to get a better sense of people early on in the process."
The September 2013 edition (N°144) of Liaisons Sociales magazine featured an article by Florence Puybareau where she interviewed Anna Cook, Cern's recruitment unit section leader, about CERN's usage of asynchronous video interviewing entitled "Le Cern utilise la vidéo pour recruter à distance." The article is in French but the highlights have been translated below.
Andrea Clarkson, Resourcing Team Leader UK & Ireland at Telefonica spoke as part of the Graduate Assessment & Selection strand at the National Employment Summit 2013. Andrea was joined by Joyce Farrell, HR Manager of ESB International and Hillary Collins, Head of HR of United Drug.
Good news, one of our clients: Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc got shortlisted in ‘the best use of video in a graduate recruitment campaign’ category of the Social Media (SOME) Graduate Recruitment Awards. Shortlisted for their pioneering use of Sonru in their graduate recruitment programmes, Wm Morrisons will compete against Ernst & Young, KPMG and Thales.
Earlier this year in May, we wrote a blog about a reception hosted by the US-Ireland Alliance to honor the 2012 class of George J. Mitchell Scholars and that applications were open for the 2013-2014 Mitchell Scholarship which funds a year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Last weekend the US-Ireland Alliance selected the 2014 class of George J. Mitchell Scholars and yes Sonru's video selection tool formed an integral part of the application process.
Having won the Best International "We'll conquer the world" award in September, Sonru then dedicated the award to super client CERN in Geneva - one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Sonru's Group CEO Fergal O'Byrne and Founder Ed Hendrick later presented the award to Agnes Jakab of CERN's recruitment unit who was in town to take part in the Social Media @ HR Summit 2012 that same week.
Following the success of the Master Class in London in February, Sonru and Nucleargraduates, a Times Top 100 Grad Employer, are teaming up again to present at the AGR Summer Conference with a presentation entitled 'Handling Application Overload: Keeping your selection process in-house with smart technology.'
Sonru's Maiken O'Byrne attended a reception last week hosted by the US-Ireland Alliance to honor the 2012 class of George J. Mitchell Scholars. Applications are now open for the 2013-2014 Mitchell Scholarship which funds a year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Created in 2001, the Mitchell quickly became recognized as a highly competitive scholarship, vying with the more established Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships and this year, Sonru's video interviewing solution will form an integral part of the application process.
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