Sonru’s 2019 event calendar has yet to slow down with our first breakfast event taking place in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday 12th September.
Hosted at the InterContinental Geneva, the morning was packed with insights shared from Sonru clients CERN, World Economic Forum and Nestlé.
Attendees enjoyed gathering knowledge and advice from fellow clients as they discussed experiences of using Sonru as part of the recruitment process.
Some highlights from each session are outlined below.
Anna Cook, Deputy Head of Talent Acquisition, CERN
As Sonru’s first Swiss client, it proved fitting to explore CERN’s journey since 2011. Anna Cook, Deputy Head of Talent Acquisition at CERN, shared information around CERN as a workplace, the challenges posed within their HR and recruitment process, solutions they implemented and their candidates’ experience of Sonru’s Video Interviewing platform. Some interesting snippets centred around CERN’s use of Video Interviewing included:
- Using Sonru as a ‘standard’ in their recruitment process, from students and graduates to professionals
- Benefits including generating healthy debate, training for managers and challenging bias
- 96% of candidates surveyed were satisfied with the candidate experience , with 97% willing to complete a Video Interview again in the future and 98% finding the software easy to use
Adwoa Bagolini, Talent Development Specialist & Federica Ottoboni, Talent Development Specialist, World Economic Forum (WEF)
The second session of the morning saw Adwoa Bagolini and Federica Ottoboni, Talent Development Specialists at WEF offering their experiences around the initial implementation of Video Interviewing, their current use of Sonru and how they achieved team buy-in, along with their candidates’ perception of the asynchronous tool. Important highlights from their session included:
- Using Sonru for more than 250 recruitment campaigns across almost all roles
- Achieving team buy-in without a single request to conduct a phone interview instead
- Favourite benefits include seeing candidates present themselves, the ability to re-watch the video interviews and seeing the person behind the CV
- 92% of candidates surveyed were satisfied with the candidate experience of Video Interviewing, with 91% feeling it is fairer to have more than one person assess Video Interviews and 28% completing the Video Interview in their native language
Jonathan Fearn, Global Talent Acquisition Partner, Nestlé
During the final session of the morning, Jonathan Fearn, Global Talent Acquisition Partner at Nestlé walked attendees through their reasoning for choosing Video Interviewing as a recruitment solution, sharing some snapshots of different campaigns in which Sonru has been used, as well as some hidden benefits they have experienced while using the platform. Some key information included:
- Finding Sonru valuable to ask technical questions to qualify suitability
- Reducing time to shortlist by cutting out HR personnel and recruiters conducting 30-minute phone interviews in which they couldn’t accurately assess technical knowledge
- ‘Surprise’ benefits included filling more than one role from one requisition and opening up dialogue between hiring teams and recruiters
- 92% of candidate surveyed said they would complete a Video Interview again in the future
The morning concluded with a brief Q&A session and discussion between attendees. The event proved to be a beneficial meet-up for recruitment and HR professionals in Switzerland. Access more insights and photos from the morning over on Sonru’s Twitter account.