How nucleargraduates Assessed for Success using Online Tests and Video Interviewing

Sonru’s joint application with Anna Byrne, Recruitment & Selection Lead at nucleargraduates, one of Sonru’s long time clients, made the cut for the ‘Excellence in Candidate Assessment’ category in the ABP Workforce Experience Awards 2016.  Anna showcased her shortlisted entry at a roundtable discussion at “Business Psychology in 2030: The Future of Work” and has kindly offered to share her story with us today. It makes a compelling case for overhauling your recruitment process and, needless to say, video interviewing was one of the methodologies that saved the day.

The Challenge

  • We were receiving thousands of applications for limited graduate places
  • Our recruitment was very costly – external agencies
  • Considerable administrative burden for team of just 1.5 (one full time and one part-time employee)
  • WE NEEDED to reform our recruitment process.

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Recruitment Process: Before & After

While key wins include a reduction in administrative costs by 80%, better candidate selection in terms of fewer candidates brought forward to even less Assessment Centres with better conversion to offer rates, we are particularly happy with the consistency and fairness of this revised process which has also enabled us to bring the recruitment function back in-house.

“The process provides a robust test of a candidate providing evidence of their suitability for the roles in terms of technical and behavioural competencies.”
Debbie Harrison-North, Head of Recruitment, Office for Nuclear Regulation

“With a completion rate of 81% (above the Sonru system average) and almost 90% satisfaction with the overall candidate experience, nucleargraduates are “extremely happy with Sonru. When we looked at budgets for next year, the first thing we decided on was maintaining Sonru. I don’t understand why everyone isn’t using Sonru but the longer that continues, the better for us as it gives us a competitive advantage in the war for graduate talent.”
Anna Byrne, Recruitment & Selection Lead

If you’d like to know a little bit more about how nucleargraduates have been using Sonru, check out their case study here.

Edward Hendrick
CEO at Sonru
Ed founded Sonru in 2007 and speaks at industry events around the world, spreading the word of Video Interviewing. Largely involved in the Irish Start-Up scene, Ed is passionate about new technology and how it can be used to make life easier for people in the real world.
Chris Horan
CTO at Sonru
Chris oversees all technical aspects and IT resources of Sonru and leads all technological developments. Highly qualified in computer science, Chris has been instrumental in Sonru’s development as a recognised global leader in recruitment software.
Daniel Richard
Managing Director EMEA
Based in London, Daniel has been with Sonru in the role of Managing Director for EMEA since 2011. With comprehensive recruitment technology experience throughout his career, Daniel has been a driving force behind Sonru’s rapid expansion across the region.
Fergal O'Byrne
Non Executive Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
George Pennock
Chairman
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
John Penning
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
Benoit Tesch
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
Georges Schmit
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
Luke Falvey
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
Patrick Sweeney
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.