StandOut 2015 was an amazing success. Here’s a quick refresher for anyone that made it, or just in case you didn’t to give you a taste of the event for next year. First up, massive thanks to James Purvis, Head of Talent Acquisition at CERN who did a fantastic job as MC for the day, as well as a big shout out to the fantastic line-up of speakers who so selflessly shared their expertise and experiences. Our twelve jam-packed presentations fell under four key genres:
- Implementing Video Interviewing
- Candidate-Centric Recruitment
- Aspirational Recruitment
- Super Sonru
Implementing Video Interviewing – Clients know best
Sonru clients BD, Noble and Concern each gave their unique angle on implementing Video Interviewing. Claire Hirst, Talent Acquisition Lead, Europe at BD, showed us how despite being innovative to the core, Becton Dickinson & Company’s talent acquisition was far from innovative until Sonru.
Moira Lynam, Head of HR at Noble Group, showed us how they deployed Video Interviewing in two stages of their recruitment process while Kim O’Kelly, Recruitment Team Lead at Concern shared the wide ranging recruitment challenges facing NGOs in International Recruitment.
Then Anna Cook from CERN – an organisation that invented the World Wide Web and questions the fundamental structure of the universe – shared their huge internal recruitment challenge, and how they completely reinvented their recruitment process, with Sonru being a key part of their innovative approach.
Katie Dodsworth, Managing Consultant at Cubiks presented an overview of the results of Cubiks’ recent global candidate experience survey – what candidates think about their previous selection experiences and what organisations can do to create a more positive candidate experience.
Andy Randall, CEO at eArcu, delivered a provocative presentation on mobilising the recruitment process urging people to think outside the box, accelerate recruitment efforts and how to set and raise the bar in mobile inspired recruitment.
Two inspirational presentations reminded us what is really important in life. First up was Deborah White, CEO at the Milestone Group, who shared how and why she falls in love with her job at least once a day at the Passion Project and how they’re using Sonru to tackle the issue of youth unemployment, while Morgan Lobb, CEO & Founder at Diversity Jobs provided the business case for integrating diversity into your organisation, and embracing it as an opportunity.
At the beginning of the day, James Purvis, Head of Talent Acquisition at CERN, reminded us why we had all come along to StandOut15 – to celebrate and attend the first official in-person meeting of the Sonru User Group – and urged all clients to join the Sonru User Group on LinkedIn to continue the conversation online.
Maiken O’Byrne, Sonru’s Head of Client Success dug deep into Sonru user data and presented an insightful overview of Sonru candidates now and in the past along with data driven advice from the Client Success team. A highlight for many attendees was the “Glimpse into the Future of Video Interviewing” by Cormac Kelly, Sonru’s Head of User Experience and the company was commended for their ability in keeping secrets as Cormac shared exciting new developments coming on stream in the very near future.
Then it was time to fall in love with Sonru all over again after Maiken O’Byrne, Head of Client Success & Daniel Richard, Managing Director, Europe launched the Love Sonru programme, causing quite the stir. More information available here.
Watch this space to download the presentation slides and to see and share video and photo footage of the event.
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